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Dometic Waeco CFX-35W Portable Fridge / Freezer

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Dometic Waeco CFX35W, 35 Litre Portable Fridge/Freezer, 5 year warranty

Quick Overview

Dometic Waeco CFX35W, 35 Litre Portable Fridge/Freezer, 5 year warranty

  • "Fantastic Product"

    Review by Aaron Smith , Edinburgh Parks SA (Posted on 20 Jul 2017) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Fantastic product, great all round.
    Couldn't ask for a better unit!

    Shopping Experience

    Easy to order product and if unsure the staff are very helpful and great knowledge of their products.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 20 Jul 2017) Read more
  • "Fantastic Product"

    Review by Aaron Smith , Edinburgh Parks SA (Posted on 20 Jul 2017) Read more
    Quality
    /5
    Value
    /5
    Price
    /5

    Product Review

    Fantastic product, great all round.
    Couldn't ask for a better unit!

    Shopping Experience

    Easy to order product and if unsure the staff are very helpful and great knowledge of their products.

    Recommend To A Friend?

    yes
    (Posted on 20 Jul 2017) Read more

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Product Description

Currently FREE With the Dometic Waeco CFX35W is a 43L Dometic Icebox (RRP $239)!
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Tough & lightweight, this Dometic 43 Litre Icebox can keep ice frozen for up to 10 days! Perfect for camping, fishing & road trips. 
 
The NEW Dometic Waeco CFX35W is a high performance portable fridge or freezer, 35 litres CFX VMSO2 electronics. Rugged design, five year warranty and packed with extra features (listed below), this is the best portable fridge/freezer to keep your food fresh and drinks cold. 

The Dometic CFX35W is an efficient and robust portable compressor single zone fridge or freezer designed to keep your food and drink fresher for longer. Simply choose the temperature between +10 °C and –22 °C to best suit your cooling or freezing needs.

Take it with you in the caravan, camping or on the boat, basically anywhere you have access to 12 or 24 V DC or 240 V AC (and it is also suitable for solar operation).

The CFX-35W comes with a basket, features a dairy compartment for perishables and can fit 47 cans and up to a standard Champagne bottle upright. The CFX-35W also comes with a Wi-Fi CFX app that allows you to set, control and monitor the temperatures of the compartment from your smart phone or tablet.

The genuine Dometic WAECO compressor and unique Variable Motor Speed Optimization technology helps the CFX range operate efficiently, even in extreme conditions.

Key Benefits:

  • Energy efficient compressor technology provides fast and efficient cooling and freezing, even in extremely high outside temperatures
  • Rugged features and robust design – made to endure extreme environments
  • Easy-to-use Wi-Fi app to help set, control and monitor temperatures in compartment from a mobile device
  • 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 34.5 l to fit 47 cans and a Champagne bottles upright
  • Polypropylene lid is completely detachable and reversible for functional use
  • Operates on 12/24 volts DC or 240 volts AC
  • Configuration: Fridge/freezer (fridge/freezer compartment + dairy section)
  • Genuine WAECO compressor, CFX VMSO2 electronics with soft start and turbo cooler
  • Strong drop down handles and USB port
  • Robust metal hinge design and sturdy lid latch
  • Generous lid seal gasket with air pocket 
  • 4 point M6 nutserts in base
  • Warranty: 3 year full warranty + additional 2 year (parts only) compressor 
 

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Specifications

SKU CFX35W
GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) 9331391006977
Brand Dometic Waeco
Product Type Compressor driven portable camping fridge-freezer
Model CFX35W
Total Capacity (Litres) 35 Litres
Capacity (bottles/cans) 47 (Beverage Cans)
Fridge Cabinet Material Polypropylene - Plastic
Height (mm) 411 mm
Width (mm) 630 mm
Depth (mm) 398 mm
Dimensions Including Handles (WxHxD) 692 x 411 x 398 (W x H x D)
Internal Dimensions (LxWxH mm) Main Compartment (319D x 288W 319H) Dairy Section (151D x 288W x 125H)
Net Weight (kg) 17.5 Kg
Thermostat Type Electronic
Voltage Operates on 12/24 volts DC or 240 volts AC
Defrosting Type Manual
Digital Display Yes
Configuration Fridge/freezer (fridge/freezer compartment + dairy section)
Power input (AC230V) Approx. 54 watts (@230 V AC, 5 °C interior, 32 °C ambient)
USB Charging Outlet 5 V / 500 mA rating
Power consumption (DC 12V) Average current draw x running time. Average 0.77 Ah/h (@12 V, 5 °C interior, 32 °C ambient temperature)
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
Compressor Genuine Waeco
Insulation CFC-free PU foam, substantial thickness on lid, bottom & sides
System Fully hermetic WAECO ACV20DC compressor with integrated control electronics Low voltage protection adjustable for leisure and starter battery via electronic system
Product Material Cabinet & lid: Polypropylene, Handle ends: Glass filled nylon, Handle rod: powder coated steel, Hinges: Die cast stainless steel, All screws are stainless steel
Colour Body: pale grey/dark grey; lid: dark grey
Quality Features Detachable lid, interior light. CFX VMSO2 electronics with soft start and turbo cooler, USB port, 4 point M6 nutserts in base.
Scope Of Delivery DC and AC connection cables, removable wire basket, spring-loaded carrying handles

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic Product Review by Aaron Smith , Edinburgh Parks SA
Quality
Value
Price

Product Review

Fantastic product, great all round.
Couldn't ask for a better unit!

Shopping Experience

Easy to order product and if unsure the staff are very helpful and great knowledge of their products.
Recommend this product to a friend? yes
(Posted on 20 Jul 2017)
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  • Q:Looking at a camping fridge. What are your thoughts on an Engel compared to a Waeco?
    A:

    Great question - Waeco and Engel are the premium brands for portable fridges. Waeco has the CFX 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 CFX range have a couple of small extras worth noting, including; USB charging outlets, drop down handles, drainage plug 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:In the specifications, there is a reference to ‘nutserts’ – what are these?
    A:

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

    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 temperatures should I set for fridge and freezer operation?
    A:

    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 CFX 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 are the battery protection levels on my Waeco fridge, and what should I set them to?
    A:

    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?
    A:

    How long will my refrigerator keep running for on 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?
    A:

    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?
    A:

    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 is the smallest size solar panel I can use to run my CFX fridge?
    A:

    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 bare minimum an 80 watt standard solar panel is used, however to ensure you have more than enough power in all conditions, around a 120-160 watt solar panel is often the best option.

    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.

    Thanks 

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

    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?
    A:

    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 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?
    A:

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

    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?
    A:

    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?
    A:

    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?
    A:

    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 ** - Voltage loss - there is a simple & permanent solution
    A:

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

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

  • Q:I see where the CFX35 draws .77 a/hrs @ 5deg C interior 32 deg ambient. What would the draw be on freeze mode approx -15degC ? Thanx
    A:

    Hi, thanks for your question - there are many variables that impact exact power consumption, however Dometic advise that running the unit on full freezer mode (say -15 degrees C) would be approx. double the power consumption of the standard fridge rating (at 4-5 degrees C). 

    Thanks 

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

    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 

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