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Old 08-06-2020, 11:43 AM   #1
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Unique refrigerator

I just bought a Unique (this is the brand) refrigerator. Apparently this is made in Ontario.
It is a dual 12/110 Voltage, has 2 separated compartments that can set to different temp. Also yo can disable one of the two in case you don't need it.
One feature I like is an integrated programmable shutdown in case of low battery (you can choose between 3 bat voltage when the fridge will ring an alarm then stop so not to drain the batteries).
It has opening from the top so maybe not easy to fit in but keep the cold air inside when you open it vs a standard fridge.
It has a danfoss group.

At first sight it is sturdy made and works well, has been down to -5 on one side and +4 on the other in short time while I tested it. I will first use it in 2 weeks for some camping vacation then will retrofit it in the boat.

Anybody has any experience with this?

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Old 08-06-2020, 12:45 PM   #2
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I've peeked at these 12 volt units in the past...is it one of these?

https://uniqueappliances.com/product...-and-freezers/
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Old 08-06-2020, 01:48 PM   #4
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I got that model:

https://uniqueappliances.com/product...fridge-65-l-w/

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Old 08-06-2020, 03:13 PM   #5
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Let us know how it works out.

For those of us that are weekend warriors, or tend to take shorter trips (stupid day job) these make sense in that you can plug it in at home with everything in it, and get it all down to the proper temperature before bringing it to the boat
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Old 08-06-2020, 03:26 PM   #6
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Let us know how it works out.

For those of us that are weekend warriors, or tend to take shorter trips (stupid day job) these make sense in that you can plug it in at home with everything in it, and get it all down to the proper temperature before bringing it to the boat
Indeed may be a good point. Also each of the two section can be either a refrigerator or a freezer (specs mention down to -20 but just tested to -5).
I will have more input about it when I will be back mi september after using it for 3 weeks, will keep you posted.

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Old 08-06-2020, 04:23 PM   #7
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Lou tribal,We purchased the 120L version,along with the solar panel.
The panel is attached to our house bank of six GCs.Its been on our vessel for one
year now and is set for -12 and +5.Its a perfect setup and no problems to date.Was well worth the money. Enjoy Will
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Old 08-06-2020, 04:49 PM   #8
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Lou tribal,We purchased the 120L version,along with the solar panel.
The panel is attached to our house bank of six GCs.Its been on our vessel for one
year now and is set for -12 and +5.Its a perfect setup and no problems to date.Was well worth the money. Enjoy Will
Thank you for you comment Will, it will be part of my refit to find a perfect place for it in the boat so to have it along with the current fridge that is too small to keep enough for 2 (this one will become our rose wine dedicated fridge lol)

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So after almost 3 weeks using it daily here is my feedback about this unit: I enjoy it!
One surprising thing is how much space is in there. At first sight it does not look very spacious but when you start putting things in, wow. We were able to store more food than we need for our 3 weeks escape. We used one side as fridge at 2C and one side as freezer at -12 and it worked flawlessly. Two aspect we particularly liked were that it is very silent (at 2 meters you barely hear it) and the usb outlet on the front that were very handy instead of using multiple chargers.

In summary very happy with it and no regret at all.

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Looks like an interesting unit, with a couple of those units you could have frozen and refrigerated items for better than a week while cruising.
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The combination of all the features and flexibility of usages makes this very attractive. I've seen similar units placed under dinettes, in underused staterooms, lazarettes, upper bridges, even engine rooms.
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Thanks for the update, I am looking at getting a portable fridge/freezer for next summer and these ones are at the front of the list so far. The fact that they are sold by Costco helps with the decision as well. Just need to figure out if we need both fridge/freezer combos or just a freezer. Thanks again

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Thanks for the update, I am looking at getting a portable fridge/freezer for next summer and these ones are at the front of the list so far. The fact that they are sold by Costco helps with the decision as well. Just need to figure out if we need both fridge/freezer combos or just a freezer. Thanks again

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The beauty of these model for me is ability to use any of the compartments as either fridge or freezer, mucho useful when you may need one or the other or both like me.

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