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Engel MT45F-U1 Dual Voltage AC/DC Portable Fridge/Freezer 43 Qt.

by Engel
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

Price: $910.00
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Product Features

  • Portable 12/24V DC - 110V/120V AC fridge-freezer - With Both AC and DC Cords Included.
  • Vibration Resistant for Extreme Conditions - Incline Operation up to 30° off level.
  • Solar Compatible - Highly Efficient Engel Swing Motor - Low Amp Draws (even at start-up) - Variable from 0.7 Amps (110V AC) - 2.5 Amps (12V DC).
  • UL Approved - 100% CFC-Free Compressor.
  • Variable Temperature Control - Will Operate Up To 90 Degrees From Ambient Temp. - Capable of 0 Degree Farenheit Operation.

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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameEngel
Model InfoMT45F-U1
Item Weight69 pounds
Product Dimensions25.5 x 14.3 x 20 inches
Item model numberMT45F-U1
Part Number MT45F-U1
Form Factor freezer_top
Special Features works well in extreme locations, can achieve 0 degrees farenheit-, high efficiency swing compressor-, refrigerator or freezer-, rugged construction for many years of use-, 12vdc or 24vdc or 110v ac, used world-wide since 1963-
Voltage12 volts
Material Type plastic, metal
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #4,180 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight66 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableOctober 1, 2001
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Product Description

The Engel MT45 is the gold standard by which all other portable fridge/freezers are measured. Whether you're venturing into the backcountry or out on the high seas, its ample capacity, efficient operation and rugged durability make this the top choice of adventurers worldwide since 1963. Engel freezers have been used globally in extreme conditions for over 50-Years. All Engel fridge/freezers feature the Engel Swing Motor Compressor. Highly efficient, typically drawing about 40% less than a traditional compressor. Engel fridge/freezers run on either battery power 12V/24V DC or 110V AC. On the road, on the water or safe at home, you can use your Engel to make life a little easier. 2-Year Manufacturer's Warranty Included.

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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money Saver! July 21, 2007
I'm an OTR trucker & this Fridge was tailor made for us guys. I have estimated I have saved many times the cost of this fridge over the 5 years I have owned it. Along with a small microwaveGE JES735WJ .7 Cu. Ft. Capacity Countertop Microwave Oven& a 12V/110 inverterCobra CPI1550 Dual Outlet AC/DC Power InverterI'm not a slave to overpriced truckstops. I can carry along a weeks supply of groceries(Leftovers, TV dinners, Lunch meats & cheeses etc.) along with all the beverages I need. Restocking is a matter of stopping at any large supermarket.Don't let the large size intimidate you as you rareley have to take this out of your vehicle......just take the removable wire basket(included) out, load & put back in the cooler & your good to go. The fridge fully loaded weighs upwards of 100lbs with 50 of that for the groceries. When I get ready to leave I just load the basket, take it to the truck & drop it in.
Unlike the cheap Thermo-electrics the Engels has a compressor & cools or freezes to whatever temp you set it., one or the other but not both, either a fridge or freezer & its not dependant on ambient temp.
A side benefit; unlike built in fridges this one goes with you whether your switching trucks or going on vacation to the lake(works on 110 as well as 12V so you have a spare fridge/freezer at the cabin)If you plan on an extended stay on the lake this will work in you boat as long as you have a 12V plug in.
All in all a great little cooler.Very rugged & very reliable
3.energy efficient
5.built like a tank,steel housing
If this one ever quits I will buy another.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best portable Fridge/Freezer I've owned July 28, 2011
I do a lot of off-road camping (research). I used a Dometic absorption cooled refrigerator for the past few years, which ran on 110 / 12VDC / Propane. The challenge I've had with the Dometic is it couldn't keep temperature in the desert heat. Other problems were the Dometic had to be out of the wind else the flame blew out and absorption systems need to be absolutely level - something difficult to achieve when off-road. After a 10 day trip where some of the food spoiled in the Dometic despite my best efforts, I made the decision to look for a more capable refrigerator. After considerable research, I settled on the Engle MT45.

What a difference! The MT45 easily maintains temperature in the desert heat and will quickly chill water bottles and drinks added in - something the Dometic couldn't do. It is surprisingly efficient. While the unit is rated at 2.5 amps, that's it's maximum draw at start-up when cooling down. My experience is that it draws on average around 1.1 amps (cycling on and off) when it is up to temperature. My vehicle has an auxiliary battery which is recharged by a 110 W solar panel when on location. With the Engle drawing approximately 30 W maximum, the setup is sufficient to keep the MT45 running indefinitely without the need to start the vehicle to recharge the AUX battery. With a 105 AH AGM battery, I can run the Engle for two days without recharging the battery, figuring a 50% max discharge of the battery and no sun to supply the solar panel. That's pretty good efficiency. The MT45 can operate at an angle of up to 30 deg. No more having to shove shims and rocks under the fridge to get it level like I had to do with the Dometic.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Expensive but you get what you pay for January 29, 2011
This freezer is based on the Sawafuji "swing" compressor. Unlike the fairly similar and far less costly EdgeStar FP430 which uses a Danfoss compressor, the Engel MT45F is specifically designed to be operated in a moving vehicle, and can be run while at an angle of up to 30 degrees. It pulls a maximum of 2.5 paltry amps at 12 volts DC (the Edgestar draws 2.75 amps max, but can get food a little colder). It has a steel exterior, while the similar but less expensive ARB Fridge Freezer, which also uses the swing compressor, has a tough plastic housing, which might be a better choice for boaters.

The Engel is built like a tank, and comes with a 2-year factory warranty. I've had mine running while driving over thousands of miles of rutted dirt and gravel roads, and it works as well as the day it was new.

My biggest beefs with the Engel are: the price, which is close to twice that of the comparable Edgestar and more than the ARB; the storage capacity, which is pretty small; and the primitive controls--no temperature readout, and only a single dial marked 1 - 5. A more minor gripe is that the compressor hum, while not terribly loud, does seem to carry--you'll know when the Engel is running. Also, it is heavy. Those big steel handles are there for a reason (they also make good tie-down points).
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Freezer May 10, 2008
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I've been an avid camper for more than three decades and got into off-road exploring about 18 months ago with the purchase of a new truck. We often spend two and three nights and days out in the desert of Southern California trekking about. In the summer we have problems maintaining our food at safe chill levels and our drinks at the preferred temperature.

I have an electric cooler which does only a fair to poor job of keeping the internal temperature 20-30 degrees cooler than the 100 degree external temperature. Food will spoil quickly at these temperatures. I've tried three different coolers of increasingly larger sizes stocked with more and more ice. I ended up with two coolers stuff at about 50% ice and 50% food or drink.

With the outside temperature of 68 degrees I read the following temperatures inside the empty Engel 45:

1 = 39 degrees
2 = 25 degrees
3 = 20 degrees
4 = 14 degrees
5 = 1.9 degrees

The basket pulls out so that you can fill it in the kitchen and haul the food out to the waiting freezer. This helps make moving the already freezer easier.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Going After 15 Years
My wife and I originally bought this for our sailboat. We live in NC and have a boat in Florida, so this was good to transfer food back and forth. Read more
Published 10 days ago by tonymcc
5.0 out of 5 stars Engel MT45
I purchased this freezer for a couple of reasons. One being the high reviews that Engel got elsewhere and the low power requirements of it's compressor. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Norman Bjornstad
5.0 out of 5 stars update to review at bottom
I bought two of the engel units, the 45 liter and the 60 liter to replace a 70 liter dometic 3 way in my camper. Read more
Published 6 months ago by ken morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet!
Fantastic freezer. Only wish it had a temp read-out. I purchased a wireless thermometer instead. So far I've only used it at home for extra occasional freezing. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Thomas P. Panfile
2.0 out of 5 stars Customer Service is basically non-existant
God help you if you have a problem with the unit. I had to call to get an issue resolved and the gentleman with a heavy accent (Australian? Read more
Published on June 5, 2012 by Tom Markus
5.0 out of 5 stars Fridge/Freezer
I have used a Koolatron cooler for a number of years in my truck. It just barely keep items cool. My first week in the truck I set the thermostat to three and it froze everything... Read more
Published on May 29, 2012 by Paul V. Lippincott
5.0 out of 5 stars Engel freezer/refrigerator, portable 12 volt/110volt
Over the years I had several portable freezers/refigerators,in various sizes, mostly Norcold brand. We use them on trips to and from our house in Mexico, where we spend 6 weeks at... Read more
Published on December 17, 2011 by Dieter Reese
5.0 out of 5 stars big$, but the best.
shipped quick, well packed, works like you'd expect. i chose this cooler for a camper remodel, i was planning for a fixed 12 volt refer & then realized the advantages of a cooler... Read more
Published on April 25, 2011 by Joe Anderson
1.0 out of 5 stars Noisy vibration, poor customer service
Right out of the box it had a constant hum whenever switched on. It also had a lot of vibration. Even when placed on a pad or a carpeted surface, it would still make a constant... Read more
Published on March 1, 2010 by SjUeRtGsE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product!
It's tought, reliable, very low energy consumption, it freeze! for me is the best mate in outdoor.
Published on February 1, 2010 by Victor Caceres
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