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New 20 litre and 30 litre compact 12 volt drawer fridges from Vitrifrigo

All new compact 12 volt drawer fridges from Vitrifrigo are available in two sizes 20 litre and 30 litres.

Vitrifrigo 12 volt drawer fridge or freezer

Versatile use with Compact Dimensions

With dimensions of just 250mm high by 440mm wide and 445mm deep (20 litre drawer excluding the de-mountable compressor – see table below) you can fit a 12 volt compact drawer fridge in the smallest tightest of loactions.  For greater versatility or to optimise your installation the compressor and cooling unit can be removed from the back of the drawer and mounted remotely up to 1.5m from the drawer.  This gives greater flexibility allowing you to locate the drawer where you want it and the compressor in area where there is better ventilation or more sound proofing.

Vitrifrigo 12 volt drawer fridge dimensions

Elegantly styled they are available in either black or white to match your interior styling with a central chrome handle.  They can run as either fridge or freezer with a fridge temperature range of between 8° to 0°C or as a freezer down to -10°C.

The drawer is latched closed using two side catches for greater security, opened using the central chrome handle.  The positive side latches ensure the drawer cannot open even in rough seas or when driving over rough terrain or cornering in a vehicle or motorhome.

Accurate temperature control and super power efficient

Accurate temperature control is via Vitrifrigo’s own electronic thermostat. The thermostat has also has 4 setting for fridge and freezer and a special Night Mode allowing the drawer to run quieter and more economically.

Both the 20 and 30 litre 12 volt fridge drawers use the latest BD35 compressor designed to run on environmentally friendly R600 refrigerant, which is good for both power consumption and the environment.  The cooling unit is an aluminium finned condenser giving the best performance even in high ambient conditions of up to 40°C – typically running as fridge for more than three days on a 100A/h leisure battery in UK summertime.

D20A D30A
Total Volume 20 Litres 30 Litres
Dimensions (excludes compressor) H:250 x W:440 x D:445mm H:250 x W:440 x D:595mm
Colour options Black or White Black or White
Weight 15kg 17kg
Nominal consumption 43.5 W 43.5 W
Price £633.17 (ex VAT) £684.00 (ex VAT)

The new compact drawer fridges and freezers will be in stock from October 2021

Penguin Refrigeration COVID–19 Update

12v fridge

Penguin Refrigeration Ltd remains open and able to dispatch goods and will continue to do so while our couriers are still collecting.

Our staff are working from home ensuring they are safe and we are following the Governments Stay at Home directive, so if you need technical help please email [email protected] or use the Live Chat and we will be happy to help.

Our office lines are live 8.30 -5pm Monday to Friday +44 (0)2392 453430

We have also introduced the option to Pay on Dispatch. This allows you to place an order without us taking any payment. We will then email you to confirm exactly when we can ship your order to you and once confirmed by email we will send you a pro-forma invoice for payment (no goods will be dispatched without payment first)

 

What is the most efficient 12 volt compressor fridge?

We have long maintained that Vitrifrigo fridges are the most power efficient 12 volt compressor fridges on the market so imagine how pleased we were when we found this test report from Magnum Motorhomes.

Lee at Magnum Motorhomes has been selling 12 volt compressor fridges for campervans and motorhomes for many years and understands the best way to specify and install them correctly.  One question he is continually asked is which fridge is best? Specifically, which 12 volt compressor fridge will give them the best cooling and last longest on their 12V leisure battery.

To find out Lee decided to run his own test on three of the fridges that Magnum Motorhomes sell – the Dometic CRX50, our Vitrifrigo C51i and the Chinese DC-50.  The test was simple and straightforward, running all three fridges on their maximum thermostat setting at the same time from their own fully charged 110A/H battery.  Thermometers were used to record the temperature from the middle of the fridge and the freezer compartment of each the 12V fridges and the battery voltage was checked throughout the test.

The results

12 Volt Battery consumption

The battery level on the Vitrifrigo C51i remained the highest of the three fridges tested, reaching temperature quickest it cycled on and off twice on the maximum thermostat setting with the battery condition remaining closest to 12.5V.

12 volt fridge test voltage results

Temperature performance

The Vitrifrigo C51i cooled fastest and stayed the coldest in the fridge, with the freezer compartment maintaining a temperature below -18⁰C.  The Dometic CRX50 took the longest to cool down and ran continuously the entire hour with the fridge temperature failing to get to 4⁰C, although the freezer was at -24⁰C.  The DC-50 took 48 minutes to reach temperature 4⁰C on the thermostat with the freezer at -24⁰C.  It also appeared to have the largest variation in temperature on the thermostat with the freezer temperature rising to -13.7⁰C with the fridge temperature continuing to drop to 1.2⁰C.

12 volt fridge performance results  12 Volt Freezer test performance

Conclusions

The Vitrifrigo C51i clearly outperformed in this test of 12 volt compressor fridges in both the speed and efficiency of cooling and power consumption.  It reached temperature faster, cycling on and off on the thermostat twice in the one hour test period and the condition of the battery remained higher than the other two fridges tested.

Although Dometic claim their CRX 50 is 25% more efficient, in this test by Magnum Motorhomes, the Dometic CRX proved to be less efficient in terms of both cooling time and battery draw than either the Vitrifrigo C51i or the DC-50. (if you read the small print the 25% increase in efficiency they claim is actually compared to the old Waeco CR50, which we know was a really power hungry fridge).

For more details of the super-efficient Vitrifrigo C51i 12V fridge

Click the link for the full test from Magnum Motorhomes or for details of their extensive range of campervan and motorhome parts and accessories visit their website: https://magnummotorhomes.co.uk/

Is it a fridge? Is it a freezer? Could it be both?

New double drawer versatile marine combination fridge freezer now available

DW180 - 150 Litre frost free double drawer marine combination fridge freezerfreezer or combination 12/24V DC-DIMS

Introducing our latest marine refrigeration product – a 150 litre double drawer fridge freezer from Vitrifrigo which has the built-in versatility to be either all fridge, all freezer or combination fridge freezer.

This stylish brushed stainless steel fridge freezer is built from 316 marine grade with soft close runners.  The beauty of this versatile product is that it can be adapted to suit your entertaining needs with a simple change in temperature from fridge to freezer or vice versa.

Its elegant design and finish make it the perfect addition for any galley or wet bar on your yacht or motorboat.

Its proving popular and has already been fitted into Rivera Yachts and Piper Boats.

The DRW180A marine fridge freezer is in stock in our warehouse and can be shipped out in 48 hours. See the full product spec or buy now by clicking below.

Buy the DRW180A fridge freezer

New range of portable 12 volt compressor fridges from Vitrifrigo

Our brand new range of 12V & 240V portable fridge freezers are now in stock.

5 options from 15 to 65 litres the VFree range are supplied to highest specification

1. Dual voltage power as standard. Runs from 12 volt or 24 volt DC or will automatically switch to run from 110 – 240V AC if this available.

2. Accurate temperature control with digital thermostat with LED temperature display.  Working temperature range is an impressive +10C to -22C (-18C on the VF15P).

3. Battery protection function, can be activated to run the fridge only when the battery has sufficient charge.

4. A++ energy rating.

5. Excellent access as the lid can open either end and is also completely removable if required.

6. Inside there is an LED light and also a removable storage basket.

7. They even feature a USB charging point.

Check out our website for latest offers on 12v compressor fridges at Portable Fridge Freezers

VF16P 15 Litre Portable 12v compressor fridge

Buy portable 12v compressor fridge

 

 

3 great reasons to buy a Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridge

There has never been a better time to buy a Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridge. Competitively priced, well stocked and backed up by the best after sales service and support.

 

Vitrifrigo 12V Fridges

  1. Best for value – Prices down or frozen

Not only are all Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridges still at 2017 prices, but we have also reduced the price of two of our more popular models!
We have dropped the price of our C51i (equivalent model to the Dometic CRX50) by 5%, bring it in inline with our best selling C39i and C42l models.
We have also reduced the price of the larger C62i (CRX60 equivalent) by 6% to £595.00 ex VAT.  A great option at a great price.

12V fridge C51i(airlock)

  1. Best for stock and supply

Our stock levels have never been higher, with stock fridges normally delivered within two to three days of receipt of order.  We stock the complete Vitrifrigo range with everything from the new C25P 25 litre mini fridge through to DW360 drawer fridge freezer plus everything in between.  Also please remember that we stock the fitting frames and dual voltage options for all models.

12 volt fridges arrive

  1. Best for service and support – 3 year extended warranty

All Vitrifrigo fridges are supplied with a 2 year warranty as standard, but follow our fitting guidelines and we will extend the warranty on all parts to three years from date of invoice or handover (if supplied on a new vehicle).
At Penguin we pride ourselves on the telephone and online technical support we provide for all Vitrifrigo fridges.  Whether new and in warranty, or 10 years old we are here to help and hold extensive spares for all the fridges so even if you are refurbishing an existing fridge we can help you put it back to tip top condition.

So if you are thinking of replacing your old fridge or finally treating yourself to some home comforts onboard your boat or campervan (just think chilled wine and cold beers on the move!), then check out the Vitrifrigo range at www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/category/vitrifrigo-12-24-volt-fridges/ on our website or contact the sales office on 02392 453430 for assistance.

12 volt fridge video picture

Service and Support for 12 volt fridges

For help and troubleshooting advice on 12 Volt fridges check out our self help videos