Bushman Portable Fridge 35L

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The Original Bushman Fridge: 35 Litres. Strong > Efficient > Versatile. Since 1998, customers have thrown everything at this Bushman fridge. Rain, hail, shine and it’s 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.

Finally, the Original Bushman Fridge is available in just 35L. Is there is a Stronger, more Powerful or more Efficient portable fridge anywhere in Australia? 

This is a great size fridge to use as a true deep-freezer or as your daily go-to fridge. At only 380mm high it fits easily under most truck bunks and in the back of a ute with a hard tonneau cover.

Bushman are built for the long haul, this fridge will last you for many, many years to come and comes backed with a full 5 year warranty!


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


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


  • Digital Thermostat with LCD screen
  • Set temperature range -22º to 10º
  • Average 0.5 Ah (set at -4º in 25º ambient)
  • Variable speed drive DC compressor (2A - 4.5A)
  • Battery protection cut out 10.4 V

What's in the box:

  • External 240V to 12V transformer
  • 2 Internal stacking baskets
  • 4 Heavy duty tie down points
  • + FREE TRANSIT COVER:  protects your Bushman SC35 from minor dents, scratches and direct sunlight
  • HD Anderson lead with cigarette adapter

Bushman Product Brochure



Brand Bushman

GTIN 797776962419

Warranty Period: 5 Years

Product Category Portable Camping Fridges

Product Type Compressor driven portable fridge freezer

Total Capacity (Litres) 35

Temperature range +10 °C to -22 °C

Fridge Cabinet Material Metal

Fridge Depth (mm) 690

Fridge Width (mm) 385

Fridge Height (mm) 380

Defrosting Type Manual

Power consumption (DC 12V) 2.4 A at 12.5 V

Product Material Powder coated steel cabinet

Voltage Operates on 12/24 volts DC or 240 volts AC

Net Weight (kg) 22.5

Configuration Fridge/freezer

Thermostat Type Digital

Colour Brown

Accessories Includes: transit cover, 2 storage baskets,12 V power lead, external 240V to 12V transformer, 4 Heavy duty tie down points

Compressor Secop Danfoss compressor

Digital Display Yes

Avg Power Consumption Average 0.5 Ah (set at -4º in 25º ambient)

Popular Product Applications Camping fridge, small camping fridge, bushman fridge freezer, camping fridge freezer, camper trailer fridge, portable compressor fridge

Portable Fridge Type Single Zone

Shelves 2 stackable storage baskets create 2 different cooling zones


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Product Q&A

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  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • What type of compressor runs Bushman portable fridges?

    Bushman portable fridge / freezers feature a SECOP compressor (formally known as Danfoss compressors). This compressor is the most commonly known on the market and is found in Evakool, Camec and Bushman portable fridges.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Are these manufactured in Australia?

    No, Bushman is an Australian company, however their products are not manufactured here.


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