Q: How does the battery protection work?
A: This product is configured with automatic battery protection function in case of low voltage. If the DC power voltage drops to a cut-off value, the compressor will be automatically turned off and the “F1” error code will appear on the display screen.
Q: What is the recommended temperature for running a portable refrigerator as a refrigerator?
A: Most vegetables & fruit should be kept at a maximum temperature of 10ºC, and for milk, dairy and other perishables 4ºC or lower is recommended. Please check the guidelines printed on the packaging of food that you purchase. Below 4ºC water starts to expand and it breaks open the plant cells, particularly in high water content foods such as lettuce, strawberries, etc. It is recommended that you do not place these items close to the top of the stainless steel liner where the evaporator coils are.
Q: My refrigerator has sufficient power but the compressor is not turning on.
A:Make sure the lid is closed and there is ample space (2” at sides, 4” at rear) around the unit for it to ventilate properly. If the temperature around the unit is too low the compressor may not run, move it to a warmer location. If none of these apply to you, there may be a disconnected wire.
Q: Can portable refrigerator be operated from 12V DC power socket of a car?
A: Yes. We recommend you to set the battery protection at high mode, and the ignition should be on to charge the battery so that your car battery has enough power to supply. Then you can connect the refrigerator with DC cable. This will help to prevent you from flattening your car battery, of course. If your car battery is not in good condition the low voltage error protection may switch off the fridge.
Q: Can solar panels be used with portable refrigerators?
A: The car fridge will not work properly if directly connected to solar panels, as the voltage output fluctuates too much for the controller built in the fridge. You can, however, connect solar panels through a charger/regulator to a 12V battery running the fridge.
Q: Does dust affect the performance of portable refrigerators?
A: Yes. Although the fridges are tough, operating the fridge in very dusty environments can lead to reduced performance as the dust collects on the condenser coils. Extremely dusty environments may cause poor power connections and intermittent operation so it is strongly advised not to operate the fridge in areas such as plastering, concrete sawing, landscaping or dusty outdoor conditions.
Q: Is it okay to lay the refrigerator down on a non-horizontal surface and make it work?
A: If the refrigerator is tilted no more than 45 degrees and not working for a long time, it's fine. So the refrigerator will work fine if it is bumping on the boat or on the car.
Q: How does the evaporation tube of the portable freezer surround?
A: The evaporation tube surrounds the refrigerator from top to down. If you use the refrigerator, it will cool the upper part more quickly than the bottom part.
Q: How much noise when the refrigerator run?
A: The noise of the refrigerator is less than 45 decibels during normal operation.
Q: How do portable refrigerators keep things cool?
A: In an icebox, you remove the coolant (the melted ice) which has absorbed the heat, and you refill it with fresh ice. In a refrigerator, you use a refrigerant to absorb the heat from the food, and then you pump it using a compressor away from the food and replace it with fresh refrigerant to keep the contents cold.