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Bushman Portable Expandable Fridge 35L-52L

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Bushman Portable Expandable Fridge 35L-52L 4.6/5 4 Reviews  |  Q&A  | 


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Original Bushman Portable Fridge: Expandable 35L-52L, 5 year warranty

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Original Bushman Portable Fridge: Expandable 35L-52L, 5 year warranty

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Original Bushman Portable Fridge: Expandable 35L-52L, 5 year warranty.  Strong > Efficient > Versatile. Since 1998 Bushman customers have thrown everything at this fridge. Rain, hail, shine and they are still going strong. If you want a truly efficient fridge that's proven to survive in Australia’s harshest conditions, look no further. Bushman stands the test of time, 19 years and counting.

An expandable portable fridge freezer:  Check out the photos to see how you can have a 35L, 42L, 45L and 52L fridge in one. A very popular model for prolonged camping stints, 4x4 adventures, camper trailer expeditions, long road trips and more!

This portable camping fridge will last for many, many years to come:  Bushman is built for the long haul and this unit is backed by a full 5 year warranty! 

What's in the box:

  • 7 Litre dome lid
  • 10 Litre extension collar
  • Small basket
  • Medium basket
  • Large basket
  • External 240V - 12V transformer
  • 4 Heavy duty tie down points
  • + FREE TRANSIT COVER:  protects your Bushman SC35-52 from minor dents, scratches and direct sunlight 


  • Steel cabinet
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • German designed Secop Danfoss compressor
  • Proven 20+ years of use in Australia


  • Ventilation top, bottom and sides = less power consumption
  • Tubular style condensor = more heat released


Adjust the fridge size to suit your needs

  • 35L = Compact fridge
  • 42L = Day to day
  • 45L = Weekend away
  • 52L = Camping trip

3 Cooling zones in 52L mode:

  • 6º Top Basket = Fruit & Veges
  • 2º Middle Basket = Dairy and Meat
  • -2º Lower Basket = Pre-frozen Items

...and there's still space to stand drink bottles up at the end!


Bushman Product Brochure


Additional Information

SKU SC-35-52
Country of Manufacture
Brand Bushman
Product Type Compressor driven portable fridge freezer
Total Capacity (Litres) 35L>42L>45L>52L
Capacity (Litres) 35L>42L>45L>52L
Height (mm) 35L H 380mm - 42L H 475mm - 45L H 465mm - 52L H 545mm
Width (mm) 385
Depth (mm) 690
Net Weight (kg) 22.5 Kg
Thermostat Type Digital
Voltage Operates on 12/24 volts DC or 240 volts AC
Defrosting Type Manual
Digital Display Yes
Configuration Fridge/freezer
Avg Power Consumption Average 0.67 Ah with the fridge set at -4 ºC in 25 ºC ambient (16 Ah over 24 hours)
Power consumption (DC 12V) 2.4 A at 12.5 V
Temperature Range +10 °C to -22 °C
Compressor Secop Danfoss compressor
Shelves 3 stackable storage baskets create 3 different cooling zones
Material Powder coated steel cabinet
Colour Brown
Accessories Includes: transit cover, 2 storage baskets,12 V power lead, external 240V to 12V transformer, 4 Heavy duty tie down points
Manufacturers Warranty 5 Year Warranty


Customer Reviews

great fridge & Aussie made!! Review by john Soter , Dampier Western Australia

Product Review

This fridge had the most & consistently best reviews that I could find & from my experience so far they were spot on. Yes it doesn't have the Engel swing motor(Iv'e had an Engel for 25 years) but the Danfos I think works just as good if not better in hot weather. Got it down to -15 on a 30+ day. Happy to be in the "Bushman family"

Shopping Experience

It was the best deal & service I could have hoped for as I live in a remote area. So thanks My Generator!
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 5/1/18)
Excellent Fridge and service Review by Mick O'Dowd , Clemton Park NSW

Product Review

I'm really happy with the Bushman fridge, the 3 basket design makes it so easy to use. Overall build quality is excellent and the power consumption is very low.

Shopping Experience

The service from mygenerator is also top notch. Thank you.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 4/25/18)
Excellent product Review by Daryll , Blaxland NSW

Product Review

I’ve owned the Bushman with the expandable parts for 9 years. It has performed flawlessly and efficiently on 12 volts. A brilliant fridge that I’d recommend to anyone.

Shopping Experience

purchased through another retailer
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 12/27/17)
The Best Bushman I have ever had. Review by Peter NUNAN , McKEES HILL nsw

Product Review

I have had one of these since 2002. Purchased from the Sydney Show and it has been a very good BUSHMAN. I am about to purchase another in the weeks ahead to take on another trip. This one will be placed in the verandah as a party bar fridge.

Shopping Experience

I can't add anything at this time as I have not had an experience dealing with My Generator.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 10/2/17)

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  • Q:Hi, I want to use my 90amp hour camping battery to run a portable fridge. How many hours will I get from my battery before needing to recharge? And what solar panels should I use to charge the battery?

    Hi Greg, great question. It is good that you will use the solar panel to charge the battery, as opposed to running the fridge directly from the solar panel, as voltage will drop if clouds come overhead for instance. You can run the fridge direct from your solar panels if you wish, but using the battery means your refrigerator keeps running even if the voltage output of the solar panel drops severely due to cloud cover.

    Presumably your 90amp hour battery is an AGM / GEL / Lead Acid type, meaning they have an approximate 'Depth of Discharge' of around 50% - so you can only use around half the capacity of the battery before you need to recharge. For Lithium batteries, you can get down to around 20% of capacity (sometimes more), however lithium batteries are more expensive. So, your battery model has around 45 hours capacity before you need to recharge. A portable camping fridge of say around 40-50 litres in size will draw approximately 0.75 amps/hr*. Meaning you will get approximately 60 hours of total run time from your battery before needing to re-charge, assuming you are running just your fridge and nothing else. Obviously different brands and models have different power draw ratings and a larger portable fridge will draw more power than a smaller model - best to check each fridge model's specifications for precise power draw data.

    Now looking at solar panels and the fact you may also want some other small camping appliances as well as the fridge:  A good rule of thumb to prevent inadequacies with power supply is to have a solar panel large enough to provide enough daily power to run your appliances, and have battery storage of an extra 2/3 on hand. So, if your portable fridge plus some other small camping appliances consume a total of say 30 amp-hours per day, you should have battery storage of 90 amp-hours capacity (like your battery does) and a solar panel of at least 80-100 watts or greater capacity to ensure you won't have problems. It is advised to go a little higher in specification than your needs, however. A popular solar panel size to charge your batteries to run camping fridges is around 100 to 160 watts… a quality 160 watt portable solar panel should give you around 60 amps per day of charging, assuming around 7 hours of decent sunlight.

    So based on the above, a 160 watt sized panel could be a good option for your sized battery - this should give you enough daily power to comfortably run a standard sized portable fridge and some other small appliances if required. Thanks.

    *Note that average power consumption data depends on things such as ambient temp, compressor speed (fridge setting), temp of contents in fridge, etc. So treat this numbers as approximation to give you a 'thereabouts' guide.

  • Q:If I used this in a campervan enclosure, how much space does it require around it? Thank you.

    Hi Clare, we would recommend a buffering around the perimeter of the fridge of at least 100mm when storing inside an enclosure. Many portable fridge manufacturer's will actually recommend up to around 200mm of buffering gap specifically around the fridge's vents for optimal performance.

    Many thanks. 

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