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Dometic Waeco CFX-95DZW Dual Zone Portable Fridge / Freezer, Lithium Battery & Solar Pack

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Dometic Waeco CFX-95DZW Dual Zone Portable Fridge / Freezer, Lithium Battery & Solar Pack, 5 Year Warranty

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Dometic Waeco CFX-95DZW Dual Zone Portable Fridge / Freezer, Lithium Battery & Solar Pack, 5 Year Warranty.

Dometic Waeco CFX-95DZW Dual Zone Portable Fridge / Freezer:

The Dometic Waeco CFX95 litre Dual Zone portable compressor fridge & freezer is the largest Waeco CFX ever released; 95 litres in total which includes 40 litres of freezer. The Waeco CFX95DZW boasts Dual Zone, Dual Temperature Control, and dual lid.

The CFX-95 Dual Zone has two compartments that can each operate independently in any combination as fridges or freezers and have the ability to achieve -18°C simultaneously in up to 32°C ambient temperature.

The CFX-95DZW also comes with a Wi-Fi CFX app that allows the user to control the temperatures of the compartments from their smart phone or tablet.

Key features:

  • Energy efficient compressor technology provides fast and efficient cooling and freezing, even in extremely high outside temperatures
  • Two separate compartments for cooling and freezing in any combination desired to be ste - fridge/fridge, fridge/freezer, freezer/freezer.
  • Rugged features and robust design – made to endure extreme environments
  • Abililty to set temperatures between 10 °C to –18 °C (normal use) with the ability to run at –22 °C up to 50 °C below ambient temperature
  • Generous gross capacity of 94.5 l to fit 133 cans and a Champagne bottles upright
  • Polypropylene lid is completely detachable and reversible for functional use
  • Two separate compartments (Ability to set and monitor both compartment temperatures separately)
  • Two separate reversible lids 22 mm wide multi-air pocket gaskets for increased energy efficiency
  • Ergonomic control panel has dual blue LED display for clarity in all light conditions
  • Genuine WAECO compressor portable fridge and freezer uses integrated 240 volt AC and 12/24 volt DC vehicle connections and leads
  • USB charging outlet for mobile phones and tablets 
  • Wi-Fi enabled and features the first smart phone app available
  • Suitable for solar operation, 3 stage battery protection
  • Alarm function
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Dometic Waeco insulated protective fridge cover for CFX-95DZW:

The insulated protective cover allows your fridge/freezer to take on any challenge. The cover protects from moisture, dust and dirt. It also provides effective insulation, improving the cooling capacity and therefore the energy consumption even further.

Extra insulation against strong sunshine or extreme outside temperatures. Saves battery power, improves overall efficiency

Material: Sides and top made from high quality silver-grey Oxford nylon fabric, Bottom and ends made from hard-wearing rubber coated nylon, Interior insulation lining of aluminum coated polyester, Sturdy zips for easy fitment.

Practical Features:

  • - Eyelets for securing your fridge firmly in a vehicle                  
  • - Top flap swings open with lid
  • - Open panels for handles and connection plugs
  • - Protects against dirt, dust & sand. Keeps your fridge like new in harsh Australian conditions
  • - Protects against moisture and water splashes
  • - For use on yachts, boats or open vehicles
  • - Phone pocket next to USB output
  • - Direct access to controls
  • - Practical pockets


Dometic PLB40 40Ah Lithium Battery, 1 Year Warranty:

The Dometic PLB40 Ah Lithium Iron Phosphate battery delivers high levels of mobile power – up to 40 hours of Dometic CFX 40 W cooling on a single charge. Designed for powering portable fridge/freezers and other 12 V appliances while being off-grid. Thanks to its lightweight and compact design you can enjoy true independence and travel off-grid for longer.

The power of the Dometic PLB40 is supplied by integrated Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery cells. Engineered for use in harsh outdoor environments, its rugged design will keep your gear charged and ready even on the harshest expeditions.

Lightweight, with ergonomically designed stainless steel handle, the PLB40 is easy to carry, while an integrated DC-DC charger offers three convenient ways to charge via: the vehicle 12 V socket, solar panel or AC power. The user-friendly, integrated LCD display provides important information on performance including: the battery capacity, charging/discharging status and output status.

  • Enables you to travel off-grid for longer
  • Three-way charging via 12 V socket, solar panel or AC house power
  • Extremely lightweight, ergonomically designed stainless steel carry-handle
  • Built-in LCD screen displays: capacity, charging status and output
  • Specifically designed for Dometic CFX and other powered fridge or freezers
  • Powerful battery cells provide 512 Wh of energy, 40 Ah
  • Can power a Dometic CFX 40W fridge/freezer for up to 40 hours on a single charge

This market-leading battery system is the utilising cutting-edge technology which is a result of years of research and development. The Dometic PLB40 has powerful, integrated Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) battery cells, providing an energy supply of 512 Wh. Ideal for powering portable fridges/freezers and other 12 V appliances while on adventures, the PLB40 provides up to 40 hours of cooling time for a Dometic CFX 40W on a single charge.

The integrated DC-DC charger offers three convenient ways to charge via: the vehicle 12 V socket, solar panel or AC power. The battery’s integrated battery management system protects the PLB40 from under-voltage, over-voltage, short circuiting and overheating for optimum charge time, performance and storage. With this power management system, the Dometic PLB40 has a cycle of life which is up to five times longer than more commonly used lead-acid batteries.


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Dometic Portable Solar Panel 120 Watts or 180 Watts, 1 Year Warranty:

Portable folding solar panel kit - 12 volt, 120 Watt or 180 Watt. The Dometic PS120A or PS180A is a must-have for owners of portable fridges and other powered devices. These Dometic panels feature highly efficient monocrystalline panels, which are more efficient in converting sunlight to usable energy and have a longer lifespan than other technologies.

The PS120A has a built in 10A heavy duty regulator, while the PS180A has a 20 A heavy duty voltage regulator. They both have adjustable feet so that you can direct them towards the sun throughout the day. Both models also feature a built-in battery temperature sensor, which measures the temperature of the battery and allows it to be safely charged, removing the risk of overcharging. The frame is constructed from strong aluminium and is built to perform in the harshest conditions.

Key benefits:

  • High performance monocrystalline silicon
  • Battery temperature sensor
  • 5 m lead with alligator clips and anderson plug connector
  • Adjustable feet - for optimum angle to the sun
  • Folds up easily and compact. Comes with protective carry bag
  • 12 volt, 10 amp heavy duty regulator (120W) | 20 amp heavy duty regulator (180W)
  • Warranty: 1 year

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Short Description Dometic Waeco CFX-95DZW Dual Zone Portable Fridge / Freezer, Lithium Battery & Solar Pack, 5 Year Warranty
GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) 9331391008155
Brands Dometic
Product Type Dometic Waeco CFX-95DZW Dual Zone Portable Fridge / Freezer, Insulated Cover (If Choosen), 40Ah Lithium Battery PLB40 & 120W or 180W Foldable Solar Panel Pack
Total Capacity (Litres) 95 Litres
Freezer Compartment (Litres) 40.5 Litres
Fridge Cabinet Material Polypropylene - Plastic
Length (mm) 957 mm
Width (mm) 530 mm
Height (mm) 472 mm
Dimensions Including Handles (WxHxD) 530 mm x 472 mm x 957 mm (W x H x L) (Fridge)
Internal Dimensions (LxWxH mm) See product drawings attached (Fridge)
Thermostat Type Electronic (Fridge)
Voltage 12/24 volts DC and 100 “ 240 volts AC (Fridge) | 12V (Battery)
Power Output (A) 15Amps (Battery)
Wattage (w) 120 Watts or 180 Watts (Solar Panel)
Digital Display Yes (Fridge)
Configuration Fridge / fridge, fridge / freezer, freezer / fridge, or freezer / freezer (Fridge)
Power input (AC230V) Approx. 65 watts (@230 V AC, 5 °C interior, 32 °C ambient) (Fridge)
USB Charging Outlet 5 V / 500 mA rating (Fridge)
Amps 40Ah (Battery)
Power consumption (DC 12V) (at ambient Temp of 32°C) -> Both compartments as a Fridge at +5°C = 1.25 Amps/Hr | One compartment as Fridge at +5°C and one compartment as a Freezer at -15°C = 3.6 Amps/Hr (Fridge)
Temperature Range +10 °C to -22 °C (Although capable of -22 °C due to energy efficient design, minimum setting of -18 °C recommended for normal usage) (Fridge)
Insulation CFC-free PU foam, substantial thickness on lid, bottom & sides (Fridge)
System Fully hermetic WAECO ACV25DC compressor, 2 x aluminium rollbond evaporators with independent control electronics and displays, 3-level low voltage protection, electronic fuse/automatic reverse polarity protection, WiFi transmitter, dynamically ventilated
Product Material Lids: polypropylene, Cabinet: ABS & painted zinc steel, Handle ends: Glass filled nylon, Handle rod: Powder coated steel, Hinges: Die cast stainless steel, All screws stainless steel, cover: Sides and top made from high quality silver-grey Oxford nylon f
Colour Body: dark grey steel with light grey ABS base & top collar, Lids: dark grey (Fridge)
Quality Features Detachable and reversible lids, interior lights with lid open alarm, USB port, 4 point M6 nutserts in base, WiFi enabled, spring-loaded handles (Fridge)
Scope Of Delivery Fridge & freezer with separate compartments and lids, DC & AC connection cables, three removable wire baskets, insulated cover (if selected), PLB40 Lithium Battery and 120W or 180W Solar Panel
Dimensions (LxWxH mm) 197 x 197 x 257 mm (Battery) | Open: 1068 x 35 x 754mm Closed: 534 x 70 x 754mm (120 Watt Solar Panel) | Open: 1614 x 38 x 758mm Closed: 538 x 115 x 758mm (180 Watt Solar Panel)

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  • Q:I am looking at purchasing the Waeco CFX95DZ2. I just downloaded the app to check it out, can you shed any light on what ABS stands for in the settings of the app?

    Hi, ABS stands for ‘Active Battery Security’. This ensures the battery you are using to run the fridge is protected.

  • Q:What is the smallest size solar panel I can use to run my CFX 95 litre fridge?

    Hi, please take this advice as general, because there are many factors that can influnce the power consumption, such as ambient temperature and fridge/freezer temperature settings. Overall, it is advised that at a minimum of a 300 watt standard solar panel is used for running the Waeco CFX-95DZ2, however to ensure you have more than enough power in all conditions, its often best to opt for slightly larger than this.

    Remember its best to use the solar panel to charge a battery, as opposed to running the fridge directly from the solar panel as voltage will drop if clouds come overhead for instance. The most common sized solar panel to charge your batteries used to run portable fridges is around 120 watt. 


  • Q:In the specifications, there is a reference to ‘nutserts’ – what are these?

    The nutserts on the base of the fridge relates to the ability to fix the fridge to the Waeco Fridge Slide Out Kit or fix the fridge to a surface.  

  • Q:Looking at a camping fridge. What are your thoughts on an Engel compared to a Waeco?

    Great question - Waeco and Engel are the premium brands for portable fridges. Waeco has the CFX3 range and Engel has their Platinum series - these two ranges of fridges are generally considered the leading portable camping fridges in the market...its a bit of a classic Ford vs Holden debate situation. Both ranges have:

    • Battery protection
    • 12/24volt and /240volt operation capability
    • Comprehensive warranties with national service support
    • Premium grade compressors designed with the Australian environment in mind
    • Digital control and display
    • Impressively efficient power consumption

    You really can't go wrong with either...however a couple of differences to help you make your decision:

    • The Engel Platinum series of fridges have a steel cabinet, steel lid and steel handles...some people prefer the steel exterior (particularly farmers) as opposed to the rotomounted material used by Waeco. However, the steel material typically makes the fridge slightly heavier when comparing models on a like for like size basis. 
    • The Waeco CFX3 range have a couple of small extras worth noting, including; USB charging outlets, drop down handles and ability to remote monitor.  

    If you're still in two mind between the two brands, then perhaps look at the pricing and see which model is cheaper in the size you need. Thanks!

  • Q:When turning on a warm fridge will the Waeco CFX3 range draw more power? If so, how much higher than the average power consumption?

    Any compressor fridge will draw more power when first starting up, compared to when its running stable on the thermostat. The average power draw (from both 240V AC and 12/24V DC) is listed in the specifications for each model.

    If you are concerned about conserving power when starting up, a good tip (if possible) is to put your fridge on 240V power for 24 hours before leaving on your trip. That way when you put your fridge in your vehicle to run on your battery source, the fridge is already cooled to your desired temperature for your food and drinks.

  • Q:What are the battery protection levels on my Waeco fridge, and what should I set them to?

    There are three set-able battery protection levels; "Hi" equates to 11.8 volts (High cut-out), "Ned" equates to 11.2 volts (Medium cut-out), "Lo" equates to 10.1 volts (Low cut-out). These are the voltages sensed at the refrigerator under load at which the compressor will shut down to protect your vehicle battery. If you have a small battery in a smaller vehicle, you should select high so that you are able to restart your vehicle easily. If you have a larger vehicle and larger battery capacity you should select the medium setting. If you have a dual battery set up and the secondary battery is able to be isolated from the starter battery you should select the Low setting.

  • Q:How long will my camping fridge run for from my battery?

    You need to ascertain how much power your refrigerator will consume on average per hour under certain ambient conditions; we provide this information under the Specifications section of the product. You also need to know the size of your battery in amp-hours. Once you know these figures, you can divide the size of the battery by that average consumption figure (multiplied by 24 hours) to give you approximate run time. e.g. If the stated consumption is 1 amp per hour average, multiply that by 24 hours. (equals 24 Amp hours per day). You should understand that you never get the full amount of amp-hours from a battery however. You should use 80% as a good rule of thumb. So if you have a 100 Amp hour deep cycle battery, you can assume 80 amp-hours of usable power. So if a refrigerator consumes on average 1 amp per hour, and is the only appliance running from a 100 amp-hour battery, you should be able to have the refrigerator run for around 80 hours before recharging becomes necessary.

  • Q:Can I run my waeco fridge on its side/end?

    It is not recommended to run refrigerators on their side or end. 30 degrees angle is the steepest recommended angle to leave the refrigerator running at.

  • Q:Can I leave my Waeco fridge plugged into 12Volts DC and 240Volts AC at the same time?

    Yes you can. If both power sources are available to your WAECO CFX fridge, it will automatically select 240 volts AC as the priority so that you are not consuming battery power.

  • Q:What temperatures should I set for fridge and freezer operation?

    Typically your home refrigerator would be running at between 2 and 4 °Celsius which is optimum for good food preservation. With camping refrigerators, some campers choose a temperature a little higher than that to conserve battery power. With Dometic WAECO CFX3 portable refrigerators you are able to select a temperature to suit your needs in 1°C increments. For freezing, your home deep freezer would operate somewhere between minus 18 and minus 20 °Celsius. For camping applications however, minus 15 ° Celsius would be more than adequate and also conserve battery power.

  • Q:What Solar Panel do I need to run my fridge?

    The panel should be of a suitable size to meet requirements of the refrigerator and any other appliance running from the battery. Its best to use the solar panel to charge a battery, as opposed to running the fridge directly from the solar panel as voltage will drop if clouds come overhead for instance. The battery means your refrigerator keeps running even if the voltage output of the solar panel drops severely due to cloud cover. 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 refrigerator, and have battery storage of an extra 2/3 on hand. So, if your refrigerator (or any other appliance) will consume 30 amp-hours per day, you should have battery storage of 90 amp-hours capacity and a solar panel of around 80 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 120 - 160 watts. 

  • Q:What are the main differences between the older Waeco CF portable fridge models and the Waeco CFX portable fridge range?

    Hi - Firstly, all of the Waeco portable fridge-freezers are made with CFC-free Polyurethane foam for optimal cooling performance, can run on either 12/24 volt or 240 volt power sources, comprise electronic thermostats, come with three stage battery protection to ensure safe use, and have variable speed optimization for economic operation.

    In terms of the differences between the two ranges, there are a few physical characteristics that the newer Waeco CFX range has over the older Waeco CF models:

    • The Waeco CFX range has drain plugs, USB charging outlets, and sturdy drop down handles (as opposed to fixed handles)

    In terms of performance characteristics:

    • The Waeco CFX range has a low temperature capacity of -22°C (compared to the CF range which lowest temp is -18°C)
    • The Waeco CFX units draw slightly less power (approx. 10% less) as they have around 20% more insulation than the CF range, meaning the compressor in the CFX units cycles less

    Other points to note:

    • The Waeco CFX range uses a Waeco Compressor which is specifically designed with Australian conditions in mind. The CF range uses the more universal Secop compressor
    • The Waeco CFX range comes with a 5 year (3 + 2) warranty and the Waeco CF range comes with a 3 year warranty
    • The Waeco CF range are cheaper and come with a protective insulated cover as standard, making them a very good value proposition. 
    Overall, we would sell slightly more of the CFX models because even though they cost a bit more, they come with a longer warranty and perform slightly better. However, if you are on a tighter budget, then the CF range presents a compelling value for money case!  
  • Q:Hi, I live in the north west of Australia and I've been looking at the Waeco 95ltr portable fridge freezer and it looks to be thin walled ? The ambient temperature here is often in the mid 40's degrees. Will this fridge handle the really hot environments?

    Hi Jezza, great question. The Dometic CFX Fridge Freezer range are rated to operate optimally within the ambient temperature range of +16 °C to +43 °C. They have a cooling capacity of +10 °C to –22 °C. 

    So based on your described temperatures, the CFX95 model would be fine. We have many customers who operate their CFX in similar temperatures and the fridges perform well... on the extreme days, there are a few extra tips to help your fridge cool:

    -       Keep out of direct sunlight

    -       Minimize the opening and closing of the fridge

    -       When you have access to mains power, cool the fridge down to desired temp using 240v and then switch over to DC, rather thank turn the fridge on with DC power from the outset

  • Q:Looking at a Dual Zone fridge-freezer for my camper. How much power draw difference (on 12 Volt) is there between the Dometic CFX 75 and CFX 95 Litre models?

    Hi Brett, there are many variables which can influence how much power your camping fridge draws, however below I have outlined a 'typical' dual zone fridge freezer operation on 12 volt to help you see the difference between the two models:

    Assuming an ambient Temp of 32°C, and running one side as a fridge (+5°C) and one side as a freezer (-15°C) :

    - Dometic CFX75DZW:  2.9 Amps/Hr

    Dometic CFX95DZW:  3.6 Amps/Hr

    If you were to run both compartments as just a fridge (approx. +5°C), then your power draw would be less;  around 1 Amp/Hr for the CFX75 and around 1.25 Amp/Hr for the CFX95. Obviously if you were running both compartments as a freezer, then the power draw would be greater.  

    Hope this helps - again please note that average power consumption data depends on things such as ambient temp, compressor speed (fridge setting), temp of contents in fridge, how often lids are opened etc. 

  • Q:** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - Is there enough voltage from your cigarette socket?

    If your fridge does not run properly or stops and starts erractically there is a good chance low voltage is the problem.  The fridge is designed to shut down and save your battery if the voltage gets too low.  The problem can be the wiring to the vehicle socket or even a dirty socket. 

  • Q:What type of compressor do Dometic fridges use?

    Most Dometic fridges feature the "Dometic Waeco Compressor" - it is the newest and most technologyically advanced camping fridge compressor on the market.

    The Dometic Waeco Compressor boasts unrivalled cooling power. So, how does it work? It relies on a refrigerant that changes from liquid to gas in the evaporator. This evaporation process extracts heat from the interior of the cooling unit, causing the temperature to drop. The compressor then draws in the refrigerant, compresses it and passes it on to the condenser. From here, the absorbed heat is released into the atmosphere. The refrigerant liquefies and flows back to the evaporator, where the cycle begins again. The result is an exceptional cooling performance, so much so that it’s capable of deep-freezing items even at extreme ambient temperatures!

    To find out more information on the Dometic Waeco Compressor and to compare other fridge compressors, check out our blog post here: https://bit.ly/2OIro2V 

  • Q:** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - Try the fridge on 240 V AC mains power

    If it works normally on 240 v mains power, then the problem is almost certainly with your vehicle wiring, not the fridge.

  • Q:** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - Does the fridge shudder once every minute or so, or stop running with your ignition in the accessories position with the car engine stopped? Does the red light or power light flash once every 5 seconds?

    If the answer is yes to any of these points there is almost certainly nothing wrong with your fridge.  You have a voltage loss problem in your vehicle wiring or cigarette lighter socket.

  • Q:** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - Is the high/low battery cut out switch in the high position?

    If yes, this will cause your fridge to turn off almost as soon as the car ignition is switched off.  Recommended settings are as follows:

    • LOW - for vehicles with dual battery systems
    • MED - for normal single battery in-vehicle operation
    • HIGH - for fridge shut down soon after ignition turned off
  • Q:** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - Have you cut or extended the cable supplied?

    Unless you do this correctly you will prevent your fridge from getting enough voltage to operate correctly.  The cable provided is the minimum thickness required for that length.

  • Q:** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - My portable fridge is not performing properly and/or running too long

    Are all ventilation slots unobstructed?  Good refrigeration must have good airflow - especially in hot ambient temperatures.

  • Q:** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - Voltage loss - there is a simple & permanent solution

    If you have any of the voltage loss symptoms described, you simply need to install thicker wiring from your battery to your lighter socket.  Your fridge and all other 12 volt appliances will operate as they are meant to, reliably, efficiently and trouble free.  Dometic has a wiring kit available for this purpose or you can ask any auto electrician to replace your cigarette lighter wiring.  Ask for 6mm cross section wires as a minimum.

  • Q:My CFX Fridge is connected to a power source but will not turn on. What could be the issue?

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for your question.

    The most common cause of CFX fridges not turning on is usually due to not holding the on/off button down for long enough.

    Please make sure you are pressing down on the on/off button for at least four seconds.

    Regards, Steve.

  • Q:My Dometic fridge works while the car is running but will not run from my 2nd battery once the car has been turned off. What is causing this problem?

    Hi Jesse,

    From the information you have provided it sounds as though the fridge battery protection is set to HIGH or there is an issue in the 12V supply from the battery to the fridge.

    Please ensure you have checked the settings and the 12V connections and the charge status of the battery.

    If you are still encountering issues give one of our product experts a call on 1300 400 122 or give your local Dometic Service Agent a call.


  • Q:How do I reverse the lid opening direction of my CFX lid?

    Hi there,

    For CFX50 - CFX95DZW models, you can change the lid opening direction by following the below steps:

    1. Open and remove the lid(s).
    2. Remove the screws on each side of the hinge and remove the hinges.
    3. Remove the plastic covers from the new hinge positions with a small screwdriver and re-fit to the old hinge positions.
    4. For CFX75DZW and CFX95DZW which have dual lids, you will need to remove the scovers and screws from the centre hinge.
    5. Re-fit the hinges in new positions.
    6. Refit the lid.

    Hope that helps.

  • Q:Can I charge the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery from my cigarette lighter socket in my vehicle?


    Yes - the PLB40 is integrated with an 8 A smart DC-DC charger. This will allow charging via a 12 V DC socket in the vehicle.

    Regards, Steve.

  • Q:How large an inverter can I use with the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery?

    Hi there,

    Thanks for your question.

    You can use a 150W inverter with the PLB40.

    Regards, Steve.

  • Q:How many charge cycles can I get with the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery?


    The Lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery chemistry is rated to provide up to 2,000 charge cycles at an 80% depth of discharge.


  • Q:What Dometic solar panels are compatible with the PLB40 Lithium Battery?

    Hi there,

    Dometic states that the following three solar panels are compatible with the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery:

    • PS120A
    • PS180A
    • PSB150

    Thanks for your question.

  • Q:How do extreme high and low temperatures affect the operation of the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery?


    Lithium iron phosphate batteries can operate in a wide temperature range. The safe boundary to charge the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery is from 0C to +45C, and to discharge the battery is from 10C to +55C.


  • Q:Do I need a solar regulator when using a solar panel to charge the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery?


    The battery pack is already integrated with a smart DC-DC charger, therefore the PLB40 can be connected directly to a solar panel without the need for a regulator.

    Keep in the mind that the maximum voltage for a solar panel should not exceed 25 V DC and that the current should be limited to 8 A DC.


  • Q:Can I jump start or charge my vehicle battery with the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery?

    Hi Michael,

    No. The PLB40 is not recommended for use as a jump-starting device. It can provide output to a battery source via the 12 V output though, with a max current of 15 amps.

    Regards, Steve.

  • Q:Can the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery be daisy chained to another battery?


    No the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery cannot be daisy chained to another battery.


  • Q:What type of fuse does the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery use?

    Hi there,

    The Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery uses a 20A 3AG glass slow-blow fuse.

    Regards, Steve.

  • Q:What is the best way to store the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery?


    The PLB40 should be stored fully charged and recharged every 6 months. The discharge rate is approximately 3-5% per month.

    Regards, Steve.

  • Q:What Are the Main Differences Between the Old CFX Models and The New CFX3 Range?

    The main differences are:

    The CFX3 range introduces a new rugged design including an XOS frame for protection, aluminium handles and Al alloy hinges, making most of the range lighter than their counterparts.

    These models also have a new high-resolution colour display panel with soft touch controls and faster USB charging, are Bluetooth enabled and feature powerful VMSO3 compressor cooling technology, which optimises performance vs energy consumption.

    The CFX355IM model also features an icemaker which is an industry first!

    Other differences include:

    • Track fridge performance on the new CFX3 App
    • LED light(s) for easy retrieval of items
    • Removed dairy compartment on CFX3 35, 45 & 55 to accommodate a fully wrapping evaporator plate to improve temperature consistency, cool the compartment faster and optimise internal space
    • Anti-condensation tube reduces condensation around gasket & top collar in high humidity conditions
    • AC/DC input connectors, with added weather protective rubber covers
    • M6 threaded inserts for hard mount applications
    • New more intuitive, easy to open latch (CFX335 and CFX345 only)
    • 12V plug fuse from 10A to 15A (CFX395DZ only)

    Check out our blog on the new CFX3 models here!

  • Q:Can I run my portable fridge freezer directly from a solar panel/blanket?

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately no, a battery must always be used to provide a continuous power supply. You must plug the portable fridge/freezer into the battery and then plug the battery into the solar panel/blanket.

    The solar panel/blanket on its own is unable to provide stable and constatnt power to your portable fridge/freezer, which is required to mantain your pre-set temperature.

    Thanks for your question.

  • Q:Why do I have to ensure my portable fridge freezer is setup in a well ventilated location?

    Hi there,

    When a portable fridge/freezer is not properly ventilated, the unit can overheat and result in high power consumption leading to poor performance and efficiency.

    It's also recommended to regularly clean the air inlet and outlet vents so that it is free from dust to prevent blockages.

    Thanks for your question.

  • Q:Can I charge the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery and run a Dometic CFX3 fridge freezer at the same time?

    Hi there,

    Yes - the PLB40 lithium battery has been designed to be able to charge and power a CFX3 portable fridge freezer at the same time.

    Regards, Steve.

  • 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.



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