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All of the Vitrifrigo compressor fridges below operate on 12 volt and 24 volt DC, making them very economical to run. Please click on any of the images below to reach more detailed pages on each of our Vitrifrigo caravan, motorhome and boat compressor fridge range. Most Vitrifrigo fridges are in stock and sent on a next working day delivery service. For advice call 0151 334 0222

The BIG Benefits of using a 12 or 24Volt DC compressor fridge against a 3 way (absorption) fridge

  1. A 3 Way fridge take a long time to get cold. This is because they rely on convection and gravity to make the ammonia flow, the process is much slower than how compressor fridges work so these fridges takes far longer to reach temperature.
  2. A 3 Way fridge will generate significant heat, they have to be very well ventilated and even then struggle to cope with high ambient temperatures – especially compared to equivalent size compressor fridges.
  3. 3 Way (absorption) fridges will not work on a gradient again due to the gravity required to make the process work.

  4. A compressor fridge is far more efficient when run on electricity 12v or 240v.
    3 way fridges running on 12v will draw approximately 9A plus continuously (+9A per hour). A compressor fridges power requirement can be as low as 0.4A per hour for a 40 litre fridge.
  5. A 3 Way fridge must be vented to the outside and fitted by a GAS SAFE approved gas fitter.
  6. Compressor fridges will also run on solar power. A general rule of thumb for Vitrifrigo cabinets is that approx 1Watt of solar panel will provide enough power for a litre of refrigeration, (typical UK summer).

 

Caravan and marine compressor fridges

For more detailed information on any of our fridges just click an image below.

C39i Fridge

C39i Fridge

Dimensions (mm)
390 x 544 x 345 (387 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C39i

£

C42L

Vitrifrigo C42L

Dimensions (mm)
380 x 529 x 328 (370 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C42L

C45L

Vitrifrigo C45L compressor fridge

Dimensions (mm)
390 x 544 x 345 (387 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C45L

 

£

 

Vitrifrigo C50i

Vitrifrigo C50i compressor fridge

Dimensions
395 x 634 x 345 (387 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C50i

£

C51i

C51i fridge with top cut out

Dimensions
380 x 529 x 480 (522 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C50i

£

C60i Refrigerator

C60i refrigerator freezer

Dimensions
470 x 619 x 405 (447 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C60i

£

 

C62i

C62i compressor fridge with cut out

Dimensions
450 x 529 x 468 (550 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C62i

£

C75L

C75L fridge with removable compressor

Dimensions
470 x 619 x 405 (447 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C75L

£

C85i

vitrifrigo C85i step fridge

Dimensions
485 x 789 x 415 (457 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C85i

 

£

 

Vitrifrigo C90i

Vitrifrigo C90i fridge open

Dimensions
470 x 619 x 500 (542 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C90i

£

C95L

C95L

Dimensions
485 x 783 x 414 (456 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C95L

£

C115i Fridge

C115i fridge

Dimensions
525 x 764 x 510 (552 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C115i

£

 

C130L Fridge

C130L 130 litre fridge

Dimensions
525 x 764 x 510 (552 D flush)
(W x H x D)

C130L

£

DP150i

C130L 130 litre fridge

Dimensions
525 W 1094 H 510 D (552 D flush)
(W x H x D)

DP150i

£

DP2600i

vitrifrigo DP2600i compressor fridge

Dimensions
630 x 1355 x 597
(W x H x D)

DP2600i

£

 

C115i LARDER

C115iLARDER step fridge

Dimensions
525 x 764 x 510 (552 D flush)
(W x H x D)

Please call to check on availability before ordering

Vitrifrigo C115i Larder fridge

£

How do compressor fridges work?

How a Vitrifrigo compressor fridge works

 


There are 5 relevant component parts to Vitrifrigo fridges:

The Compressor
Cooling Unit (heat exchanging pipes on the outside of fridges)
The Expansion Point
The Evaporator (these are the heat exchanging pipes inside fridges)
Refrigerant

The Process

The compressor compresses the refrigerant gas which in turn raises the refrigerant's pressure and temperature.
The fridges cooling unit dissipates the heat from the pressurised refrigerant.
On cooling, the refrigerant condenses into liquid form flowing through a capillary tube into the expansion point in the evaporator.
When flowing through the expansion point, the refrigerant goes from a high-pressure zone to a low-pressure zone, and so expands & evaporates. Evaporating, it absorbs the heat, making it cold.
The fridges evaporator then allows the refrigerant to absorb heat, making the fridges interior cold.

 

Vitrifrigo fridges UK

Where space permits you can add additional insulation to the outside of the cabinet. See the illustration below taken from a recent article in Practical Boat Owner on how to install a solar powered fridge. In this example additional insulation is added to improve the performance of a standard fridge cabinet (Vitrifrigo BRK35).

Vitrifrigo compressor fridge fitting insulation

 

Ensure good ventilation to the air condenser

Vitrifrigo fridge ventilation

Having selected the most efficient cooling unit to get the best performance from the fridge it is still very important to provide it with the best source of cool air to the condenser that you can.

For example, a couple of floor vents close by to the condenser are ideal as they allow cool air to be drawn up from beneath the vehicle, but it is equally important to make sure that there is somewhere for the warm air to go once it has been drawn through the fridge condenser.

Vitrifrigo compressor fridge ventilator Vitrifrigo compressor fridge ventilation