Engel Fridge Freezer Technology
Focus on Your Adventure. When you’re in between power sources, you don’t want to be concerned about ice melting or game spoiling – and with an Engel Fridge/Freezer, you won’t have to be. Whether you’re out overnight and the truck’s not running or you’re underway and the genset’s idle, Engel’s tight seal and quality insulation keep in the cold so you can keep focused on your adventure.
For nearly 50 years, adventure travelers have relied upon Engel to keep things cold when they're on the move.
The Engel Swing Motor Compressor
The heart of every new Engel fridge/freezer is the next-generation F-Series Sawafuji Swing Motor compressor. This extraordinary compressor motor provides the refrigeration you need without placing unreasonable demands on your batteries. With just one moving part, this motor is the epitome of efficiency. Its piston-action is powered by electro-magnets. Start up power draw is minimal, with piston moving just a fraction of an inch and gradually gaining speed. (Just the opposite of a radial motor compressor which places an enormous power draw on your batteries every time it starts up.)
Spring-mounted in a steel cocoon, the Sawafuji Swing Motor is maintenance-free and designed to do its job in extreme conditions. Vibration-resistant and capable of unaffected operation at inclines of up to 30-degrees, you can count on refrigeration virtually wherever you roam.
Ask anyone who's owned one and you're likely to hear the same comment. "I love my Engel." Proven after almost 50 years in the field, and with sales approaching 4 millions units, you can understand why Engel fridge/freezers have earned the title "A Legend in Reliability."
Designed for Refrigeration or Freezing
Engel fridge/freezers are fully adjustable; perfect for keeping food and other items cold – or frozen. You control the level of refrigeration you require. If you have a food box full of sandwich meats, vegetables and beverages, a temperature of around 38º F is just perfect. For frozen foods, even ice cream, just crank up the dial and your Engel will respond without hesitation.
Compatible with AC or DC Power Source
Most Engel fridge/freezers operate on 12V or 24V DC battery power, or on 110V AC power. In fact, they're smart enough to know the difference and will automatically switch back and forth – a big plus for sailors and boaters who often switch from battery power to shore power. It's also handy for travelers who use battery power when they're on the road, but want to plug in their Engel when they get back home.
Efficient Use of Battery Power
Ask anyone who relies on battery power for extended periods of time and they'll start talking about power draw, amps per hour and efficiency. Here's where the Engel swing motor compressor really shines.
The swing motor does not demand a huge power draw at start-up, like traditional compressor motors. Depending upon the model, Engel fridge/freezers draw between 0.5 Amps and 3.6 Amps per hour. Typically, when maintaining temperature, the nominal draw of any Engel is under 1 Amp per hour.
Using Solar Power
Because of their efficiency, Engel fridge/freezers work well on solar power. Talk with your solar panel provider to make sure your system output and loads match up.
Your Engel fridge/freezer is designed to be portable, but if you want to stow it in tight spot, just make sure you have at least 2-inches around the compressor end for ventilation.
In Between Power Sources
When you're out overnight and the truck's not running or when you're underway and the genset's idle, your Engel fridge/freezer still keeps things cold, thanks to it's tight seal and quality insulation. There are always a lot of factors at play, however (how often you open the lid, the ambient temperature, how long you're off power, etc.), so it pays to keep an eye on things and do some testing before you leave home.
After all is said and done, we think you will agree. When keeping things cold is Adventure Critical, Engel is your only choice.