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Engel MT45FCP (39L) Combi + Cover

MT45FCP+BAG

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Regular Price: $1,459.00

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39L Combi Fridge/Freezer. Dual Zone with removable divider. 12V DC, 24V DC, 240V AC built-in. Includes Engel brand transit bag. Single compartment. Compressor motor. Fan for even cooling.

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Product Description

Product Description

Overview

39L Combi Fridge/Freezer. Dual Zone with removable divider. 12V DC, 24V DC, 240V AC built-in. Includes Engel brand transit bag. Single compartment. Compressor motor. Fan for even cooling.

Description

Engel MT45 Combi Package Deal

This is one of the newest additions to the Engel MT series. With the popularity of the MT45FP, but with the added features of having a split compartment giving you a freezer one side, and fridge the other, this Engel MT45 Combi fridge is a real all-round winner.

Engel's have a well known reputation for quality, longevity and reliability. With over 50 years experience throughout Australia's harshest conditions, you know you are getting fantastic long term value purchasing an Engel.

  • Dual zones for fridge and freezer sections
  • Removable divider to give you 3 options
    • 16L Freezer + 23L Fridge
    • 22L Freezer + 17L Fridge
    • Single 40L compartment
  • Unique Engel fan system to ensure even cooling right throughout the compartment - unavailable in any other brand fridge
  • Digital temperature control 
  • Low battery cut-out system
  • Includes Engel brand transit bag
  • Interior LED Light. 
  • This unit has all the features, efficiency and reliability you have come to expect from ENGEL , including being powered by the world renowned 'Sawafuji Swing Motor'. 
  • A rugged steel casing, steel lid and steel handles which double as tie down points. 
  • New longer battery life 
  • Now with fixed lid hinges. 
  • Supplied with both cords, the 12 volt cord that plugs straight into your vehicle's cigarette socket and the 240 volt lead with three pin plug, Auto switching as standard removes the need for the user to switch power sources manually. 
  • Three Year Warranty

Pros and Cons

Many people question why anyone would buy the "standard" (non-combi) version - the MT45FP - which only has a single compartment, and runs as EITHER a fridge OR a freezer - instead of this "combi" version which gives you the flexibility of the removable divider. 

There is a big difference in the location of the cooling plate inside each unit. The standard unit has the cooling plate wrapped around the entirety of the interior compartment. This gives you really consistent cooling. When the digital readout says 4°, you know the entire compartment is running at this temp.

This combi unit, has a cooling plate about half that, which wraps around 3 sides of the freezer section. The other half of the fridge doesn't have any cooling plate. Therefore, there is always a considerable discrepancy in temperature from one end of the compartment to the other. 

With the divider in, the discrepancy is larger - around 8° degrees. With the divider out, it is lower - somewhere around 4°. So when the digital readout says -5°, the FREEZER side is running at approximately this temp, but the FRIDGE side is running at about 3° with the divider in, or +1° with the divider out..

There are two smaller baskets in this combi unit, where the standard unit has one basket. This can be a bit limiting if you want to put larger items in the fridge. BUT... you can purchase a replacement inner basket from the standard unit, and it will fit in this combi unit.

Don't expect household like performance where the freezer freezes everything, and the fridge just remains at fridge temperatures. There is a gray area in between with these combi units  - same goes for all other brands too (Evakool/Waeco etc) - with the exception being the Engel 60L and 80L combi units - because they have fixed dividers with fans in them.

The combi unit will tend to take more power to run, which is a consideration if running from a battery. This is due to the fact that it is likely to be running at lower temperatures (ie you are running a freezer not just a fridge).

Good or Bad? This depends on what you want - flexibility vs consistency. Given that 40L units are really only for shorter trips, do you really need to freeze food, or will a fridge suffice?

 

 

Part Number Searches

MT45FCP / MT-45FCP / MT45 / MT-45 / MT45F-G4CP / Engel 39 litre fridge / Engel 39L / Engel 39 / Engel MT39

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Engel
Product Code/Number MT45FCP + TBAG45G
Series No
Cooling Type Compressor
Style Chest
Capacity (L) $39.00
Main Compartment Capacity 40
Secondary Compartment Capacity 0
Dairy Compartment Capacity 0
Capacity (cans) 60
Dual Temperature Zones No
Number of Sections 1
Sections description Removable Divider. 23L fridge + 16L Freezer OR 17L Fridge with 22L freezer OR 40L single compartment
Freezer Capability Yes
Power Sources 12V DC, 24V DC, Mains Power - Built-In
Power Input (Watts) No
12V Average Running Time No
12V Power Consumption (avg. amps/hr) Variable from 0.5 to 2.5 AMPS Maximum
100Ah Battery Would Last 20 - 100 hours (1-4 days)
Power Consumption Description Variable from 0.5 to 2.5 AMPS Maximum
Ambient Temperature Operating Range No
Cooling Range No
Compressor Type Sawafuji
LPG Consumption (g/hr) No
9kg LPG bottle would last No
Insulation No
Construction Material Steel
Colour No
Weight (kg) 24
Dimensions - External 648W x 364D x 508H
Dimensions - Internal 380W x 261D x 370H
Warranty 3 years
Scope of Delivery 12V DC cord with cigarette lighter plug 240V AC cord Internal basket

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