• Essential Portable Fridge Accessories

    If you're looking to kit yourself out with a new portable fridge, it's worth taking some time to think about the sorts of accessories you're going to need to go with it. Major manufacturers, such as Engel and Waeco, offer a wide variety of accessories for their range of portable fridges, but figuring out what you really need can be tough - there's a lot to choose from.

    Luckily, we've put together a list of Essential Portable Fridge Accessories that we think every fridge owner should have.

    Transit Cover

    TBAG45GTransit covers come in handy for a number of reasons. They help to protect your fridge from cosmetic damage, keep it safe from the elements, help to keep the dust, sand and salt spray out, and provide extra insulation which increases the life of your battery.

    Many fridges are available as a bundle with the matching Transit Cover included, and it's worth keeping an eye out for these deals, as covers can be fairly costly on their own.

    Purchase a Transit Cover

    Fridge Slide

    530-540SLIDEPortable fridges can be fairly weighty things, even when they're not stocked full for a long trip away, and wrestling one in and out of your vehicle every stop can be a tiresome, back-straining ordeal that loses it's novelty pretty fast.

    To help with this, you can purchase a Fridge Slide. A fridge slide is a metal drawer that bolts onto the floor in the back of your vehicle, and allows your fridge to easily slide in and out for easy access.

    Alternatively, for even more convenience, you can invest in a Drop Slide, which works in the same fashion, though also drops down once extended to make access to your fridge even easier.

    Purchase a Fridge Slide

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    Tie Down Kits

    While most slides come with tie down accessories, though having some sort of  tie down solution can be handy even without using a slide, as a means of keeping your fridge stable and secure when off-roading through difficult or rough conditions. Tie Down Kits often consist of four sturdy straps that can be used to anchor your fridge down to the floor of your vehicle, or to a fridge slide if you're using one.

    Purchase Tie Down Kit

    Fridge Barrier

    If you're carrying a full load and find yourself packed to the roof, a Fridge Barrier can be a handy piece of equipment that will not only help to keep your fridge and other supplies safe and organised, but will also make it easier to get into your fridge when it's buried under a pile of gear. A fridge barrier is an easy-to-install sturdy metal cage that encompasses your fridge, giving you easy access whilst also protecting it from knocks delivered by other gear moving around in the back of your vehicle. A good solution that's well worth looking into if you consistently find yourself digging to find your fridge amongst your other supplies.

    Purchase Fridge Barrier

    Portable Power Solutions

    BATTBOXIt often comes as a surprise to many people to know that Portable fridges don't power themselves - they require some sort of external power to function. This can be as simple as plugging them into a 240v mains power socket, but mains power isn't always available when you're out camping remotely.

    There's two main options for powering your fridge; Battery Packs or Generators, and you'll likely need one of them to keep your fridge running through overnight stops or on extended stays in a remote location.

    Battery Packs are cheaper, quiet, environmentally friendly and can be used to power a range of devices in addition to your fridge, such as phones, laptops, iPods, lights, speakers etc. A Battery pack, like the Engel Smart Battery Box or Baintech PowerTop, can be recharged via your vehicle's cigarette lighter socket whilst on the move between camping spots, or via Solar power when connected to a portable solar panel kit. Battery Packs are a good option for people looking at camping in a tent or camper trailer.

    Generators are more expensive, but offer a lot more in the way of power output, able to power entire caravans and all the appliances therein if you're looking at staying at a spot without power, such as your kettle, microwave, air conditioner, stereo and, of course, your portable fridge. Yamaha's Silent Inverter Generators are quiet, reliable, and high quality; the perfect option for those looking to take the caravan away for a holiday without power.

    Purchase Battery Packs

    Purchase Generators

  • September School Holiday Sale

    Looking to get away these school holidays? Grab the family and get outdoors this month with our September School Holiday specials on all the biggest brands, including Waeco, Engel, EvaKool and Primus!

  • Guide: Engel Buyers Guide

    Engel have been making fridges for over half a century, and have a solid range of reliable products available, such as their renowned MT35FP, MT45FP, MT60FP and MT80FP. Here, we’ll take an in-depth look at the different lines Engel offers, so you can better choose a solution that’s right for you.

    Unlike other brands, Engel have focused their attention on making a smaller variety of fridges, but making them extremely well.

    Continue reading the Engel Buyer's Guide.

  • Guide: Buying Your First Portable Fridge

    Buying a portable fridge is a big investment, and being able to make an informed decision is critical. There are many to choose from, ranging across several brands and hundreds of models - it can all be a bit overwhelming.

    In this guide, we’ll give you a brief introduction to portable fridges, and outline everything you need to know before taking the plunge on purchasing your very first portable fridge.

    Let’s get started.

  • Yamaha Generator September Specials

    Checkout the new specials on Yamaha generators including the Yamaha EF2000is and the Yamaha EF2400is.

    Yamaha EF2000is 2kVa Portable Inverter Generator with Bonus Cover  $1,769

    Yamaha EF2400is 2.4kVa Portable Inverter Generator with Bonus Cover  $2,159

  • Best Price Guarantee

    As Australia's #1 online store for portable fridges, we now guarantee you the lowest prices.

    No matter whether it's online on in-store. Large retailers like Anaconda, BCF or Rays. Auction sites like eBay, or any online store. Providing it's the same model, and in-stock, we'll beat their price.

    So if you were looking for

    • Anaconda Waeco
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    • BCF Waeco
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    • Ray's Waeco
    • Ray's Engel

    You don't need to look any further, as we will always have the best deal for you!

  • Waeco CF-35 / CF-40 Troubleshooting for Techies

    If you're having troubles with your Waeco CF-35 or Waeco CF-40, and you're out of warranty and don't mind having a go at things yourself, there is some good info on this forum about fixing things like broken thermostats, compressors not running etc.

    However, if your Waeco unit is in its warranty period - take it to an authorised service agent!!

  • Waeco - What's Included

    Waeco CoolFreeze fridges include everything you need to get started.

    • 12V lead with cigarette lighter plug
    • 240V AC lead for plugging in to mains power at home
    • Handle
    • Warranty booklet
  • Waeco CF-35 Pack Deal

    Waeco CF-35 Pack for $749! Incredible value!!

    Check out this late February special deal.

    • Waeco CF-35 (32L) Fridge/Freezer featuring Danfoss BD-35 12V Compressor.
    • Waeco insulating cover.
    • Waeco fridge stand.

    In stock for immediate dispatch.

  • Installation / Wiring

    Most people just plug the fridge into the closest pre-wired cigarette socket. This is probably the best starting point, test and see how it goes.

    If you're not happy with the performance of the unit, the most likely culprit is voltage drop along the 12V power line. E.g. you might have 13.6V at the battery, but by the time it reaches the socket, travelling through small cables (e.g. 3mm auto cable) you might only get 12.0V at the socket. The numbers might not sound like much, but it is a world of difference. (0.5V drop is acceptable, anything more you are sacrificing performance). (Most cigarette sockets are wired with 3mm cable).

    The best way to reduce the voltage drop is to increase the size of the cables between the battery and the socket. 6mm auto cable would be minimum for most situations, but sometimes bigger can be necessary too. If you know the length of the run, talk to the cable supplier / chandlery etc about what they recommend. (There is a function of cable copper cross-section square mm VS length for a given load). Also, try not to have any other plugs/sockets in the line as these induce voltage drop too.

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