My 40/50L is 7-8yrs old. Can’t remember which size, where I bought it. It works but it’s not a home fridge/freezer on 240V. No mobile fridge is perfect. Waeco’s are not as robust as Engels but are smaller, probably more efficient size wise, use less power, easier to carry around, softer rounder corners but still tough. Engels are better for more extreme conditions, larger, more permanent installations & for the more particular/fussy person, ugly (fridge, that is), easily dented sheet steel sides, more pointy corners. My unit gets carried from m…
y Troopy (big ugly Landcruiser) to the Hyundai to the Audi. Will buy a Waeco CF21L for the Audi & a newly purchased tiny AWD (Diahatsu Terious) Engels aren’t suitable for placing on leather seats. (Yes, I know it should be tied down)
Put in frozen bottles of water, softies, meat etc. from the home freezer before a trip. Use the corners (the coldest/fastest cooling areas) & sides to freeze water bottles, quick chills beers (glass bottles), recent purchases esp. meat/seafood. Put less cold temp. fridge items like fruit, bananas, butter in the fridge section which doesn’t always get too cool on super hot days. Always monitor your fridge/freeze esp. in differing outside temps & in a locked car on 40C days. Put colder fridge items cold meats, your thawing meats higher up in the middle where it’s cooler. Use corners to freeze water bottles & use them in a small soft cooler bag for day use, picnics, walks etc.
Set it at the lowest temperatures on hot days & when driving & turn to a warmer settings when parking to save your battery & overnight to avoid excessive freezing. Rotate your items, don’t open the lid too often, supervise children & drunks scavenging it’s depths for beer, both who don’t shut the lid properly. Latches can fail, so clamp it down or put something on top. Be nice to Waeco people, they gave me a new latch but I never put it on as the lid sits tight naturally.
Dometic Waeco CFX 40W Fridge
A family sized fridge for those longer trips away, the Dometic Waeco CFX 40W Fridge is a reliable unit that’ll keep your food and drinks chilled on your expeditions.
This fridge features CFCfree polyurethane foam insulation, a genuine Waeco compressor, 3 stage battery protection, a dimmable display and cooling performance from +10°C to 22°C in all weather conditions with a perfect balance of volume and size for your vehicle.
In this video, our caravanning expert Kevin takes us through all the specs and features of the Dometic Waeco CFX 40W Fridge.
He demonstrates the detachable lid, how to use the control panel, and tells us how the 3 stage battery protection system works, what the draw of the genuine Waeco compressor is, when you need to use the emergency override switch, plus more!
Check out the Waeco Dometic Waeco CFX 40W Fridge + Cover at Snowys:
0:57 Detachable lid
1:14 Inside the fridge
1:54 How many cans/bottles fit?
2:03 Control panel
2:16 Temperature range
2:32 Battery protection
2:45 Compressor \u0026 override switch
3:38 Power inlets
4:02 Weight \u0026 insulated cover