Dometic CoolMatic CRX65 Fridge & Freezer 57L

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Dometic Waeco CRX65 , 57 Litre 2-Way Compressor Refrigerator, 3 Year Warranty. A 2-Way Fridge-Freezer for 12 / 24 volts DC and 100-240 volts AC operation. 

This latest CRX65 model replaces the previous Dometic Waeco CR-1065 model. The new CRX range has the same physical dimensions as the previous CR models, but slightly improved performance including;  greater temperature control, reduced noise, and better energy efficiency. Full details outlined below.

There is no requirement for an extra adaptor to operate the fridge on 240Volts power source. 

The well-proven Dometic WAECO CoolMatic refrigerator series provide outstanding energy efficient refrigeration for built-in mobile applications such as Caravans, Motorhomes, Houseboats, Yachts and other recreational vehicles. Their operation is reliable even in tilted positions and high ambient temperatures.

Key Features of new CRX range:

  • For models  CRX50,  CRX65,  CRX80  freezer compartment can be removed, and the fridge run as a freezer only - Temperature range between -6 to -8°C (at 32°C ambient) for whole freezer operation
  • Fast cooling function (CRX50, CRX65, CRX80 only). The option of operating the refrigerator using a fast-cooling function allows temperatures suitable for freezing foods to be reached
  • Custom built Dometic Waeco compressor (Variable speed compressor) replaces Secop (Danfoss) compressor from previous models
  • Improvement in energy consumption (-10% to -30%)
  • Digital/LED interface with precise control and improved interior lighting
  • Drainage plug system for easy cleaning
  • Better air-ventilation and durability of the hot side
  • Ambient temperature driven Fan Speed to reduce noise (at 38°C fan runs with higher speed)
  • Variable door mounts & hinges right (standard)/left
  • Door with double lock (top/bottom) & dual function (locking/ventilation)
  • Shelves, racks, hinges, door and door lock are the same as previous models to allow sharing of parts if needed
  • Installation frame (Standard or Flush Mount) accessory options. See Accessories List above
Waeco CR-1065 Brochure

Installation Guide



Brand Dometic

GTIN 6951218405870

Warranty Period: 3 Years

Product Category Upright RV Compressor Fridges

Fridge Voltage 12 / 24 / 240 V

Product Type Dometic WAECO CoolMatic series compressor driven refrigerator for 12/24 volts DC and 100-240 volts AC operation, designed for Recreational Vehicles

Total Capacity (Litres) 57

Freezer Compartment (Litres) 7

Temperature range Freezer: -15°C to -5 °C, Fresh: 3 °C to 12 °C. Rapid cooling (without freezer):min. -6 °C ± 2 °C

Fridge Depth (mm) 545

Fridge Width (mm) 448

Fridge Height (mm) 525

Insulation CFC-free polyurethane foam

Avg Power Consumption approx. 45 watts

Colour Body: black, door frame: silver, door panel: matt-silver (brushed stainless steel appearance)

Voltage 12 / 24 Volts DC and 240 Volts AC

Net Weight (kg) 20

Cut Out Required (With Flush Frame): 474(w) x 527(h) x 540(d) mm

Cut Out Required (With Standard Frame): 452(w) x 527(h) x 492(d) mm

Popular Product Applications Caravan fridge, 12V upright fridge, camper trailer fridge, Dometic caravan fridge, caravan compressor fridge

System Fully hermetic Waeco compressor with integrated control electronics, low-voltage protection, electronic fuse / automatic reverse pole protection, dyna

Installation Refer to the Product Manual / Installation Guide for installation instructions from the manufacturer. For optimal performance of RV compressor fridges

Power consumption (DC 12V) 0.9 Ah/h (@12 V, +4 °C Fridge, -10°C Freezer , 25 °C ambient temperature) On Setting 3.

Product Material Stainless steel fittings, plastic interior, plastic door frame, vinyl coated steel door panel, body with coated metal frame

Note Testing certificates: GS, CE, E4, EMC, RCM

Climate Class T


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Customer Reviews

Good product, a little expensive but quality is Review by
Fits in to my vw t6 transporter reely well and the fact you can take out the freezer and have all fridge is a great idea, great fridge
(Posted on 7 December 2022)
Great little fridge Review by
Very nice and quiet fridge which is a great replacement for the old one which was noisy and breaking inside.
(Posted on 12 June 2022)
Very happy with product Review by
Very easy, purchase from My Generator website was very easy and product fitted perfectly into old fridge hole. Running perfect keeps food and.drink cold on my.boat and uses minimal power on 12v
(Posted on 20 April 2022)
Very happy with product Review by
Very easy, purchase from My Generator website was very easy and product fitted perfectly into old fridge hole.Running perfect keeps food and.drink cold on my.boat and uses minimal power on 12v
(Posted on 20 April 2022)

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Great product Review by
A great little fridge! Installed in my boat, replacing a very old Engel which had become pretty hopeless. The new unit cools down quickly, and draws a very reasonable 4-5A when running on 12V. First impression is that it's pretty well insulated, so once the contents are cool, it doesn't draw current very often. Very satisfied with it so far.
(Posted on 20 November 2021)
Great product so far Review by
Put the Dometic fridge in the back of my 4x4 4 weeks ago and it has been running on the second battery without a problem. Uses very little power and will freeze water bottles overnight. There is enough room in the fridge for at least 5 days food and you can even have ice cream with the freezer. 3 year warranty was a big seller for me.
(Posted on 5 June 2021)
Quality product - fast shipping Review by
I purchased the 57L Dometic Waeco upright fridge/freezer for my converted Hyundai iMax campervan. I toggled with the idea of getting the 78L size but limited space and the fact it’s just me using it was the reason I went with the smaller one. It’s perfect for size and I can fit a surprising amount in there. I mounted it to the cavity by drilling holes in the sides (2 holes per side, and there’s plugs visible on the inside, you just drill out from the inside to make the holes). Once screwed in, you put the supplied plugs over the screws and it’s all neat. I needed to change over the hinge side for the door, unfortunately there was no hinge tool kit as was promised in the ad. I rang My Generator and spoke to a friendly guy who was going to call the supplier and get back to me about this, but as time was of the essence I went into Bunnings and learnt a ‘Tork screw’ will do the trick - and picked up a Tork kit for $10. I did have to call My Generator again to ask about whether I needed clearance on the sides if the back is completely open and they directed me to contact Dometic direct. Oh and don’t read the manual, it’s rubbish and won’t help much. Read the FAQs of the product further down the page, the answer will probably be there. All in all, super happy with my purchase, draws extremely low power, looks good, very quiet, fits the space I had and I forgot to add - it arrived exceptionally quick, despite it not being expected for a week later. Thanks to the My Generator team and the courier. In my next bus build I will be getting this same fridge, in a bigger size.
(Posted on 16 September 2020)
Excellent quality and functionality Review by
The build quality is of a very high standard- robust exterior, compressor and electrical's are well protected, great choice of materials used, superb finish.Functionality suites my needs perfectly- compact, 240V and 12V combined, low amp draw, easy use setting controls, well lit interior, flexible interior shelving, easily mounted in the vehicle.
(Posted on 9 July 2019)
Nice fridge, great service Review by
Took a while to fit the fit the fridge and check its working but it all worked out well. Runs super quiet compared to my old engel 40l. Unsure about temp settings as yet as it is just a few options but its pretty cold inside. The lighting is good and it remembers if it was on or off so if the power goes off it will turn back on when powered up again or not if required.
(Posted on 29 April 2019)
Excellent Review by
Excellent service and product.
(Posted on 19 February 2019)
Works well Review by
Dometic stated this model fridge was built to be the same size as the earlier models, the height and depth where spot on, but the width was not the same ( it was wider), as I had to modify the sides of the cabinet to get the fridge to fit. I would suggest that every one double check the dimensions of their available space against the actual size of the new fridge.Once installed the fridge has worked very well, and I am happy with the purchase.
(Posted on 5 February 2019)
Very good. Review by
Quick delivery. Good price. Fridge very quiet and seems to work well.
(Posted on 21 October 2018)
Great service, fantastic product Review by
The service was fantastic, and the fridge is excellent. Would recommend this to everyone.
(Posted on 8 January 2018)
everything was easy, buying and fitting Review by
Quality. Nothing on or in the fridge is fragile and the controls are simple.
(Posted on 30 November 2017)
Excellent Quality Review by
Excellent fridge, great having proper size freezer that can come out if you want, plus a vegetable draw. Runs really well on hardly any power, well insulated and holds its temperature good.
(Posted on 8 November 2017)
So far so good. Review by
The quality of the fridge appears very good. It is very quiet and draws a sparing amount of power. A little cluttered inside but still great for our needs.
(Posted on 18 September 2017)
Brilliant medium size fridge Review by
Super efficient very quite and keeps food COLD
(Posted on 22 July 2017)
Great product Review by
Fitted the crx60 to our camper van. I am presently on holiday and it's running like a dream. Changing the door over was a bit difficult as you needed a special star bit but got it at the hardware. The fridge is quiet and works very well indeed. We have a solar panel and battery which it runs off. Excellent so far.
(Posted on 16 July 2017)
Great Service Review by
Well packed, great you can remove the freezer compartment and door locks securely. Pulled put the old Electrolux from the van and this one fitted in perfectly. Switches on automatically when 12 volt attached, useful if you plug in the car while the top is down. So far it has run perfectly.
(Posted on 21 May 2017)
Good Review by
I have test run the fridg with a thermometer and it performs very well.
(Posted on 10 April 2017)
Best price and next day delivery Review by
Convenient short term camping solution. No need for costly sliding trays. Just like a mini home fridge. Simple dual power supply, the smart technology switches power supply automatically.
(Posted on 9 November 2016)
Fits the bill! Review by
After considerable time looking around to replace the fridge we had in the motorhome we decided on the Waeco. It arrived and we had no trouble fitting it because it was compact, light and easy to handle. After trying the power we were impressed with the cool interior and it is now succesfully cooling the beer and freezing the fish. Cheers
(Posted on 14 June 2016)

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  • The manual refers to a red/black cable to connect to the battery. But all I can find is a white/black cable?

    Yes it is a white/black cable. Simply follow the cable back to the compressor model to see which is labelled as negative and which is positive.

    For any Waeco technical support simply call 1800 212 121. Thanks!

  • How often do I need to service my Dometic RV/Caravan appliances?

    Dometic recommend servicing their gas appliances on a yearly basis, even if the vehicle has not been used. Additionally, bear in mind that insects can built nests in the gas appliances which will cause the appliances to stop working. It can also cause potentially dangerous scenarios.

    For other appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners, to ensure the appliances to work efficiently and last longer it is recommended to clean the condenser.

  • Hi, what compressor is used in the Waeco CoolMatic CR fridges?

    Hi Jake;  the Waeco CoolMatic CR range of fridges use a Secop compressor. 

    In Summer 2016, Dometic Waeco will release a newer version of these models known as the Waeco CoolMatic CRX range, and these fridges use a Waeco compressor. These newer models are available in the same size, and offer a couple of additional benefits such as removable freezer compartment, slightly reduced noise, and slightly better energy efficiency.  


  • The manual for the latest CRX models mentions that you need a MPS 35 Rectifier (listed as an accessory) if you plan on connecting to 12v and 240v, is this correct and where are they available from and the cost?

    Hi James, great question. The latest version of the Dometic CRX Manuals do make reference to an MPS Rectifier as an accessory... which is a little confusing because you definitely do NOT need this rectifier to run any of the Dometic CRX models on AC (240 Volt) mains power. All of the Dometic CRX models can be operated directly on a 12/24V DC or 240V AC power source. 

    The reason it is mentioned in the manual is that it is a universal manual, intended for a world wide audience...and there are some versions of the CRX models sold in other parts of the world (outside Australia) which are slightly different than the models in Australia. 

    In summary;  the latest versions of the Dometic Waeco CRX Compressor RV Fridges that we sell here in Australia do NOT need any sort of adaptor or rectifier to be able to run on either DC or AC power. Many thanks. 


  • Can you confirm which Dometic Waeco CRX models have the LAC (Low Ambient Control) (winter kit) fitted as standard? The CRX product manual states only CRX 110 & 140 models have this fitted.

    Hi there, the Winter Kit/LAC function is built into the Dometic Waeco CRX110 & CRX140 models only. These two CRX models have a permanent freezer (the 3 smaller CRX models have a removeable freezer). The LAC winter mode ensures optimum operation at ambient temperature of below 16°C.

    There is no LAC function inbuilt to the CRX80/65/50 models...nor can a 'winter kit' be fitted to these 3 smaller models.

    The Dometic CRX units are tropical rated fridges, which the specified operating temperature is 18-43°C. They will still maintain a normal fridge compartment temperature when the ambient is lower than 18°C, but will cycle off for longer periods, and depending on stock level the freezer temp may rise...Hint: if the freezer is stocked fully with dense products, then the temp will hold over for longer in the off cycle. 

    Many thanks

  • With regards to the Dometic Waeco Upright fridge models. Can I choose which side of the door the hinge goes on?


    Some models require the customer to choose a hinge position prior to delivery. You will notice a Left Or Right Hand hinge option on the product page.

    With all the other models you will be supplied with a hinge conversion kit. The door will come with the hinge on the right hand side as standard. You can easily change it over using the kit. Feel free to view the Installation instructions on the product page for each model.

  • Does the fridge auto select between 12v/24v?

    Hi - Yes it does!

    Thank you :)

  • I was told the Waeco CRX has removable freezer compartments- is that correct for all models?

    Hi Sam, in the CRX range, only the CRX50, CRX65, and the CRX80 models have a removable freezer compartment. 

    The two larger models in the ranf (CRX110 and CRX1140) do not have a removable freezer. Thanks

  • Is the frame (Standard or Flush frame) required as part of installing the CRX fridge?

    Hi there, the answer is No. The frame is not required as part of the install. The frame is an option to help with presentation within your cabinetry; it tidies up the fridge perimeter in either a flush style or standard style (fridge door sits out proud). So the frame is just an option. 

    The fridge is fixed to your vehicle typically by the screw holes in the floor and there are side screw holes as well. Thanks.   


  • We currently have an old Waeco CR model refrigerator in our camper. How is the performance and offering of the newer CRX models in comparison?

    Hi there, the latest versions of the Dometic Waeco Compressor fridge-freezers are known as the 'CRX' range, which replace the old CR models.  The new CRX range has the same physical dimensions as the previous CR models, but slightly improved performance including;  greater temperature control, reduced noise, and better energy efficiency. More specifically:

    • Custom built Dometic Waeco compressor (Variable speed compressor) replaces Secop (Danfoss) compressor from previous models
    • Improvement in energy consumption (-10% to -30%)
    • Tropical rated:  designed and rated to work up to 43 degrees C
    • Interior Temperature Range:  Freezer -15 °C to -5 °C, Fresh: 3 °C to 12 °C, rapid cooling (without freezer): min. -6 °C ± 2 °C
    Our staff use them in their personal RV's and our customers have provided excellent feedback. We would not hesitate in recommending them. Many thanks. 
  • Are the Waeco CRX Fridges Tropical Rated?

    Hi there, yes is the answer. The Waeco CoolMatic CRX range is classified as having a Climatic Class of 'T'. 

    Fridges graded 'T' (which stands for Tropical) are designed and rated to work up to 43 degrees C. Thanks.

  • Does the Cxr65 have side and top metal walls or do they have to be mounted in cabinetry, I'd like to mount it behind the drivers seat of my van self standing?

    Hi There,

    They are required to be installed in a cavity. This will prevent any damage to the outside of the fridge.

    The top and sides will be corflute.

  • Hi, Are these suitable to go in the back of a 4wd? Are they ok with corrugated road and other offroad adventures? I have a drawer system it would fit in, and I'd allow plenty of ventilation around the compressor.

    Hi There,

    We have seen these fridges installed in off road caravans and 4X4's and all the feedback we have heard suggests that the fridges are just fine in this type of application.

  • Can this CRX model be run as fridge only with the freezer compartment removed?

    Hi Ty, yes freezer compartment of the CRX50, CRX65 and CRX80 can be removed. This means you can choose between having: a fridge, freezer or both at the same time! Thank you.

  • Will this fridge tolerate operating in a semi-closed space? E.g. Mounted to the side wall of the cockipit on a boat.

    Hi, it is advised that there is sufficient ventilation around the refrigerator, especially behind it near the cooling unit. 

    The fridge does not come with mounting brackets. However, there are four screw holes inside the base of the fridge that allows you to fix the fridge to the floor.

    Hope that helps - cheers, Steve

  • Is the price the same for Left Hand hinge? How do I order?

    Hi, the Dometic Waeco CRX range of upright RV fridges come with variable door mounts & hinges, so they can either be left hand hinge, or right hand hinge. They come delivered right hinged as standard, but you can easily change them over to a left hand hinge. So there is no price difference when it comes to hinge side, it is the same unit and you can choose what side hinge you want to use. 

    In terms of placing an order, you can either add it to the shopping cart on the website, and then fill in your delivery and payment details online...or, you can call us on 1300 400 122 and place an order over the phone with our team. Many thanks :)

  • At what voltage will the fridge shut down?

    Hi, The refrigerator can be operated with a 12 V or a 24 V DC voltage supply.  To protect the battery, the refrigerator switches off automatically if the voltage is insufficient:

    12V cut-off voltage:  10.4 Volts

    24V cut-off voltage:  22.8 Volts

  • ** 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.

  • ** Dometic Troubleshooting Tip ** - Is the Fuse In the Cable Blown?

    There is a fuse in the plug of most Dometic fridge cables.  The fuse can be accessed by removing the single screw.  Replace the fuse (with the same rating as original fuse) and reassemble.  This is not a common problem, but it can happen and should be the firwt thing to check.

  • ** 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.


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