12 Volt Coolers
A remarkably convenient way of keeping food, drinks and medications cool in your car truck or RV. Whether you travel for business or pleasure every trip is better with fresh tasty home-made food and cold drinks. Eat healthy, save money, buy one of our popular Black and Decker, Coleman, RoadPro, Wagan Tech or Koolatron coolers before your next road adventure!
These 12v coolers and mini refrigerators come equipped with a power cord which plugs directly into your car, truck or RV 12v dc outlet.
Our medium to large size coolers are recommended for over the road drivers. The space available in cabs and sleepers is more than enough to accommodate larger models. With increased storage capacity comes more food storage and as a result added power consumption. But, this is no problem for a tractor's battery bank and allows a driver to bring along much more food to last throughout days or weeks on the road. On the other hand, some drivers aren't long-haul or just don't require or desire as much storage and are satisfied with our smaller cooler models which also helps keep space in the truck cab freed-up.
We recommend our smaller coolers for drivers as these models allow easy access to drinks without taking up too much space and possibly creating a hazard for driver and co-pilot. For other crew members and once at the campground a larger cooler is recommended for increased capacity to keep larger snack, food, beverage and condiment items cold. Most motorhomes have more than enough 12 volt power and interior space available to accommodate a large and a small cooler with ease. Those who camp with friends and family often plug our larger coolers into shore power using an AC to DC power adapter while leaving the cooler outdoors in a covered and well shaded area.
The best coolers for cars have always been our smaller space saving models. Users don't only benefit from saving space in the vehicle, but these models hold less food and drinks, and in turn don't use as much power while still keeping contents at a desirable temperature. All electric coolers have an external airflow port on top, side or back which must be kept free of obstructions while in use. Passengers and other cargo often makes maintaining proper ventilation a challenge with the mini fridge style. Though these are still recommended for cars at picnic and tailgating type events. The larger models work very well in the shade on the ground near the car, small truck or SUV. It's easier and much more sensible using our small cooler models which easily sit on a front or rear seat or floor.
How much power do these coolers draw? Power usage varies by manufacturer and cooler size, but most 12 volt coolers will consume from 5 to 8 amps of DC power. This power consumption is maintained throughout the duration of the run-time.
Is it possible to operate these thermoelectric coolers in the house? Yes, you can run any of these units in your home, hotel or office using 110V AC power with the optional RPSL-7000 AC/DC Adapter.
Need even more portable cooling power? We also offer a great selection of 12 Volt Refrigerators with freezers and temperature control.
Were you looking for a 12 volt refrigerator with freezer and thermostat control for semi-trucks? Have a look at these Refrigerators for Semi Trucks.