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The Kargo Kooler is part of Koolatron's line of 12-volt coolers designed to plug into a car's cigarette lighter. Each cooler keeps your food cool without the use of ice. The really cool feature of the Kargo Kooler, though, is its versatility. With a compartmentalized interior and split lid/door, the unit looks more like a compact refrigerator than a cooler, with multiple stacking shelves and a top and bottom door. Even better, the split lid/door gives you access to the food inside even if the cooler is packed tightly in the trunk with a ton of luggage. The cooler's two dividers can be used in multiple positions--either as shelves (if the cooler is stored vertically, like a refrigerator), or as partitions (if it's stored horizontally, like a chest). To keep things cool, the 12-volt cooling system hums along on one side of the cooler, keeping the internal temperature 40 degrees F lower than the external temperature. Koolatron also sells a portable power pack that keeps the unit cool even when away from a vehicle. As an alternative, the cooler can also act as a warmer when you need to keep something heated. When sitting in chest position, the Kargo Kooler measures 20 by 14 by 16 inches (length by width by height). It holds up to 42 12-ounce soft-drink cans and weighs 14 pounds when empty. --Rivers Janssen
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With over 35 years of manufacturing experience building, designing and improving 12 volts Thermoelectric coolers at facilities in North America, Koolatron Coolers are sold worldwide, offering a wide variety of different size coolers to fit the personal needs of every consumer. Whether needed for short trips, long range hauling or tailgating, they are built to last and provide you with the highest quality travel cooler/warmer possible.
The Koolatron 12-volt Kargo Kooler boasts a 33-quart capacity and unique split lid design, which makes it a great choice for long road trips. No ice, no mess and no more soggy sandwiches. Just plug your Kargo Kooler into any 12 volt vehicle plug for reliable cooling no matter where the road takes you. Plus, with the flip of a plug this Koolatron cooler can also be used as a warmer. The AC adapter, sold separately, allows you to use the Kargo Kooler wherever there is standard household outlet. The P65 is ideal for long trips, big families and tailgate parties.
The Koolatron Cooler was invented over 30 years ago, but even today it’s a well-kept secret. It replaces traditional ice chests with technology that is even more sophisticated than your home refrigerator, and far better suited for travel. It's ideal for road trips, camping excursions, boating, tailgate parties. Or use your cooler at home or in a dorm room as an extra fridge. Koolatron thermoelectric coolers keep your food and beverages cool without requiring you to stock up on ice every few hours. Our coolers draw less power than your car’s parking light and plug directly into your car's 12-volt power outlet. Once plugged in, the cooler's solid state thermoelectric cooling module--which takes up less space than a 1.5 x 1.5 inches matchbook--will cool the contents to approximately 40 degrees Fahrenheit lower than the temperature of the surrounding air. For example, at a temperature of 80 degrees F the contents of the cooler will stay at 40 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, you can store cool drinks for extended trips, preserve leftovers, and even keep ice cubes whole for three or four days longer than traditional coolers. No more costly stops for soda or snacks, means you will save you both time and money while on the road.
And your Koolatron Cooler doesn’t just keep things cool. What’s amazing is that with a simple flip of the cord your Koolatron becomes a warmer. You can use the Koolatron Cooler to warm food up to 130 degrees F--hot enough for a potluck dinner or a picnic meal--or for warming infant food and bottles while on the road. For over 35 years Koolatron has been manufacturing these portable 12 volts cooler/warmers right here in North America.
NASA-Inspired 12 volts Portable Refrigerator:
Because of the tough demands and reliability requirements of space, scientists had to find something more dependable and less bulky than traditional refrigeration coils, gases and compressors. Extensive research finally led to a miraculous solid state component: the Thermoelectric Module.
The Koolatron Cooler has only one moving part, the fan motor, so there are no parts to wear out or break down. Since the thermoelectric module is a solid state heat pump, it’s not affected by tilting, jarring or vibration--which often causes compressor based refrigerators to fail. The 12 volt cooling module is no bigger than a matchbook, yet delivers the cooling power of a full 10 pound block of ice.
From Satellites to SUVs:
Thermoelectric cooling has been proven with over 50 years of use in the most rigorous space, missile control, and laboratory applications. Koolatron, a North American company, was the first manufacturer to make this technology available to families, boaters, fishermen, campers, and hunters or for anyone on the go. Home refrigeration has come a long way since the ice box and blocks of ice. But on the road, the only choice for many years was to rely on messy ice chests and suffer through soggy, even spoiled food. Now all the advantages of home refrigeration cooling are available electronically in your car while traveling.
Consider Your Last Trip:
You finally got away on your vacation and are cruising comfortably in the car along a busy interstate with only a few rest stops or road side restaurants. The kids are hungry. Your fully stocked Koolatron Cooler could have come to your rescue with fruits, sandwiches and drinks--all fresh and cold. Everyone could have helped themselves. With the option to choose from over 15 different sizes and shapes of Koolatron Coolers, you have the right size cooler for your trip. You save precious cargo space and also save valuable vacation time and money with fewer stops and fewer expensive on-the-go restaurant bills.
Just Load It Up, Plug It In, and Save Money as Well:
On road trips, just plug your Koolatron into your car’s 12 volt power outlet. Your Koolatron will use less power than a tail light. If you decide to carry it to a picnic spot or your favorite fishing hole, the Koolatron Cooler can hold its cooling capacity without power for several hours.
With two Koolatron Coolers you can have one to keep drinks cold and another to keep food warm. A family of four on a week’s vacation on the road can save more money than the cost of the Koolatron while being able to picnic at rest stops or anywhere the family prefers.
A Wide Number of Practical Uses:
The Koolatron Cooler offers a number of benefits to anyone who travels frequently in a vehicle. Great for day trips, long overnight journeys, pleasure boating, fishing, camping or just traveling around town. And because there's only one moving part (the 12-volt fan), virtually nothing in the cooler can wear out. The Koolatron Cooler can also be invaluable as an extra fridge in a recreation room or basement bar, the main fridge in a dorm room, as a medical cooler for samples or temperature-sensitive drugs, and as a storage case for heat-sensitive cameras and film equipment in extreme climates.
Works Great been using this in my car and keeps everything cool even during the hottest summerPublished 3 days ago by Timothy Hanson-Skates
Absolutely terrible item. It broke even before I used it. I returned it and got my money back less shipping.Published 9 days ago by Annie Fox
Excellent for running on solar in the household. No need to buy the adapter. Just install a 12v outlet off your home dc solar and presto! Aldo works well in the car. Read morePublished 10 days ago by J. Tashinian
It serves its purpose well although it doesn't make my drinks cold very quickly.Published 18 days ago by Big Bro Jerry
owned 6 mos. fits in our freightliner cascadia perfectly. hint to all you people-the fuller you fill it, colder it stays! no prob with latch. didnt arrive damaged either. Read morePublished 20 days ago by janet mccallon
I am a truck driver and I am very happy with this cooler. I ended up using a bungy cord across the top just to keep closed tight.Published 21 days ago by Michell