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An ARB fridge freezer is all about portability and performance. An ARB fridge is arguably your best choice in a 12-volt refrigerator/freezer featuring a true compressor-based refrigerator and true 0-degree F freezer in a high-quality, durable, portable refrigerator/freezer.
An ARB fridge freezer has so many possible uses that there are too many to count. A few examples include camping, RVs, tailgating, hunting, fishing, 4×4 adventures, beach bumming, picnics, family get-togethers, using it as a car fridge, and the list goes on.
ARB Fridge Freezer Features
ARB Fridge Freezer – No Ice Required
Of course ARB portable fridge freezers have it all over traditional coolers because you don’t need to keep replacing ice and draining water. Your food and beverages get super cold, but they don’t get waterlogged or damaged.
Ambient Temperature Independent
You might be considering one of the thermoelectric coolers which are less expensive, but they are not true refrigerators and depend on ambient temperature for how cold they can get. In hot weather you may find that a thermoelectric cooler can’t lower its temperature as much as you need. Also, although they have the unique capability to be used as a cooler or a warmer, they don’t have the capability to be used as a freezer.
An ARB refrigerator isn’t dependent on ambient temperature for their cooling capability and are capable of cooling down to 0 degrees F.
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All ARB fridge freezers feature powerful, dependable Danfoss compressors and control systems that cool your food and beverages quickly and then maintain them at the desired temperature.
They also are designed with both active and passive cooling capability to cool your food and drinks even while the 12V power source is off. When the internal temperature of the fridge rises above the digital thermostat’s setting, the compressor activates to cool the contents back down. They have an adjustable integrated battery protection system, heavy-duty insulation, and tight-sealing hardware that allow the ARB fridge to use minimum power to keep food and drinks cold, even in 90-degree F heat without draining the battery of your vehicle. Once they achieve your desired temperature, ARB fridge freezers consume the least amount of power of any leading brand.
Built to Last
ARB fridge freezers feature heavy-duty construction with a super-durable patented stainless steel detent hinge system with quick-release mechanism, a front-opening lid with large, full-grip EZ latch that provides easy access to fridge contents, and recessed powder-coated steel fixed carry handles strong enough to be used as tie down points. They also deliver flexible mounting capability supporting extreme angles up to 30 degrees without affecting operation or reliability. They have a tough two-piece, injection-molded, UV-stable lid that is fully removable for easy cleaning.
ARB fridge freezers can use either an available 12V vehicle power port or a standard household outlet for power. They come with both a DC power cord that provide 12V and 24V power to the unit and an AC power cord for use at home or at your destination. The power system is completely contained within the unit so no external power adapter is required. A built-in cable-retention system keeps power cords stored out of the way when not in use.
You’re in Control
Each model has a front-mounted, recessed digital control panel with large buttons, a convenient on/off power indicator, and bright, easy-to-read LED display, and user-friendly forward facing electronic thermostat control to adjust and monitor its temperature.
Plenty of Space
Inside you will find deep storage capacity for large upright bottles, a removable basket for organization help, and a separate compartment for dairy or fruit.
Other Great Features
- A built-in drain plug can be used to help with cleaning or removed during storage to allow air into the cabinet
- Rear-facing internal LED light automatically illuminates the fridge/freezer compartment
- Corrosion-resistant, powder-coated zinc steel cabinet shell
- Compatible with both solar panels and generators
- Built-in ventilation grills allow you to use them in the most confined cargo spaces
- Convenient right-angled plug-in point from cord to fridge
- Rounded corners and edges protect the environment around the cooler such as vehicle upholstery
- 100% chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)-free
- ARB provides a long 3-Year limited warranty on all fridge-freezers
ARB Fridge Model Lineup
The low-profile, compact, 37-quart model is ARB’s smallest and the ideal companion for two-person trips, tailgate parties, or weekend camping trips. Its small footprint is perfect for placement in pickup beds, under tonneau covers, and on top of cargo drawers. It’s the best fit for many compact SUV’s where its squat design provides for better visual access into the fridge. It measures 27.75L x 14.96W x 6.85H inches and it’s capable of holding up to 50 standard 12-oz. beverage cans.
ARB’s most popular model, the ARB 10800472 50-Quart Fridge Freezer, is ideal for handling the food and beverage cooling needs of small groups and is a great size for medium to large SUVs, wagons, and pickup trucks. It has the ability to maintain sub-freezing internal temperatures in 90-degree F ambient heat while only drawing 0.87 amps per hour from a 12V power source. ARB says that’s less power than a single headlamp draws. It measures 27.75L x 14.96W x 20H inches and is capable of accommodating up to 72 standard 12-oz. beverage cans.
The compact, low profile ARB 10800602 63-Quart Fridge Freezer provides better visual access inside the fridge and gives you the flexibility of placing it in pickup beds, under tonneau covers, on top of cargo drawers. Better suited for larger 4×4 wagons, pickup trucks it’s a great size for family gatherings, tailgating, camping or other outdoor activities. A great size for a family or group holding 90, 12 ounce cans. It measures 33.27L x 17.72W x 16.85H inches and its capable of holding up to 90 standard 12-oz. beverage cans.
ARB’s largest fridge freezer, the ARB 10800782 82-Quart Fridge Freezer is perfect for large gatherings where you need to keep lots of drinks and food cold without ice. Its size is designed for large SUVs, pickup trucks, and wagon that have the space to accommodate its size. It’s big, but very efficient able to maintain sub-freezing temperatures in 90 degrees F ambient temperatures while only drawing an intermittent 1.35 amps per hour from your 12V power source. It measures 33.3L x 17.7w x 20H inches and is capable of accommodating up to 120 standard 12-oz. beverage cans.
#5 – ARB Refrigerator/Freezer Accessories
ARB Transit Bags
An ARB transit bag helps insulate and protect your fridge. It helps avoid dings and dents and helps your fridge operate more efficiently.
ARB Fridge Freezer Slides
ARB Fridge Freezer Slides provide quick drawer-like access to the entire unit and allow you to bolt the fridge to your vehicle.
ARB Tie Down System
An ARB tie-down system keeps your ARB fridge freezer secured in your vehicle while traveling. It includes tie down straps, anchors and hardware. System fits all four ARB fridge freezer sizes. Fridge Freezer slide shown in photo is not included, but is available separately.
ARB Fridge Comparison
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