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CAN I PURCHASE DOMETIC PRODUCTS FROM ANACONDA?
Yes, you can. At Anaconda, we have a wide selection of Dometic products and accessories that are ideal for caravanners, campers, motorhome owners and hikers. Dometic is a world-leader in providing all that you need for mobile living. Helping to meet your essential needs, wherever you are in the world. Dometic offers a range of coolers and fridges, as well as a selection of camping gear and essentials.
CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT DOMETIC?
Dometic has a long history, the brand can be traced back to the invention of the very first refrigerator in 1925 by two Swedish engineering students. These students were convinced the best way to cool was by using heat and so they designed a product that absorbed heat generated by a boiler to circulate a cooling agent through the system; thereby creating a cooling effect.
The invention was taken up by the company Artic, then within a few years by Electrolux, who saw the value in a cooling system that uses heat rather than ice. With the global boom of sales in refrigerators after World War II, Leisure fridges split off from the household fridges segment and was given the name that we know today, Dometic.
All of the Dometic cooling boxes hake been tested in the hottest parts of the Australian deserts, with temperatures up to 40°C. These fridges/freezer can hold up to the heat of the sun, after three months of operation in one of the hottest places in the country, none of their boxes never lost their functionality and stayed cool.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS RANGE?
This range includes a selection of gear, tools and accessories to make your home away from home, well, more homely. Their selection of freezers, cool boxes, ice boxes and accessories will help to ensure that your food and drinks stay fresh and cool whatever the weather. With superb power-efficiency, these fridges and cooling systems have been built to last. This range also includes kitchen and portable power solutions necessary for your new Dometic equipment, including a solar panel to keep it running, and keeping your food fresh with the Dometic Vacuum Food Sealer.
DO I NEED A COOLER, FRIDGE FREEZER OR AN ICEBOX?
Well, that depends on your needs and how long you plan to be on your trip for. If you are not quite sure which of our products would be the right choice for you, then check out our handy guide below for the different types of cooling systems that we have available. From the standard cool box or an icebox that uses freezer packs or ice packs to maintain their temperature. Anaconda has the best option for your adventure.
The perfect option for day trips or shorter holidays, once filled with ice Dometic iceboxes can keep your food fresh for several days. The internal organization system, featured in larger models consists of a wire basket divider to help you organize your grub!
The more ice in your icebox and the less you open the icebox the better. This will ensure that the air in the icebox stays cold and keeps your food fresher for longer.
WHAT TO THINK OF WHEN BUYING A POWERED COOLER?
The most common cooling technologies are: compressor coolers, thermoelectric coolers and absorption coolers. Compressor coolers are very powerful and can provide an excellent cooling performance, even at extremely high ambient temperatures. Thermoelectric coolers are lightweight and not only cool – they can heat too! Absorption coolers operate on gas power and work wherever you are, independently of the availability of electricity
PORTABLE FRIDGE OR PORTABLE FREEZER?
An important aspect to consider is whether you need a cooler that keeps, cools or freezes. A compressor box has the power to freeze regardless of the ambient temperature, while an absorption cooler is can cool contents depending on the ambient temperature. A thermoelectric cooler keeps contents cool, rather than cools them itself. It's therefore necessary to pre-cool items before placing them inside a thermoelectric cooler
ELECTRIC COOLERS – COMPRESSOR OR THERMOELECTRIC?
Pick an electric cooler according to the ambient temperature. If you want to be able to keep your ice cream frozen in extreme heat, you should look into a compressor cooler. If you are looking for an electric cooler for use in cooler climates, a thermoelectric cooler which cools up to 20°C below the ambient temperature should be sufficient.
THE BEST 12V CAR COOLER
A 12V electric car cooler is engineered to run on the 12V cigarette lighter plug during your road trip to keep food and beverages cold or warm. It's designed to be used while traveling and can easily fit in your car. The best electric cooler for your car trip is a thermoelectric cooler. With a thermoelectric car cooler you can bring along snacks, food and drinks from home instead of buying them on the road. It is lightweight and has a large storage volume while being small and space-saving compared to other electric coolers. A 12V cooler is the ideal product for car traveling to save you time and money. We have 12V coolers, including thermoelectric coolers in a wide range of sizes and prices
WHAT IS A COMPRESSOR COOLER?
The compressor cooler maintains cold or freezing temperatures inside, even on the hottest days. This electric cooler is ideal for mobile use, on your RV, your boat trip and even for barbecues at home, where a compressor cooler can be connected to mains power and provide temporary additional storage for food and beverages. An advantage of compressor coolers over other types of electrical cooler is that they offer more than portable refrigeration alone, they can also operate as a portable freezer! Deep-freeze using 12/24V DC and 100-250 volts AC – compressor coolers are even solar compatible! As one of the most high-tech electric coolers on the market, our CFX range can be temperature controlled via its WiFi-app
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT I NEED TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A COOL BOX?
One of the most important things to consider when choosing a tour cooling system is how much space you are likely to need. The capacity of each product is listed on the product description page, and this will depend on how many people you plan to feed. However, it is also important to remember that the item must fit in your transportation method. You also need to consider your access to power, and if you are camping in the wild with no car, then you may not have access to the electrical hook-up needed to run your cooler. However, some of the Dometic coolers and fridges do run on solar power (via a battery), with panels available to purchase. This renewable energy source is a great way to keep things fresh when off the grid, wherever you are in the world.