Looking for a great way to keep food, drinks, or even life saving medications cool while traveling without the constant requirement of hauling along tons of store bought ice or cold packs? There is one very affordable and convenient solution that you may not be aware of.
Portable mini refrigerators, also known as 12 volt coolers, can provide a cost effective way of adding both comfort and convenience to your summer travels and
outdoor activities such as camping, picnics, tailgating and more. These 12 volt coolers are available in a wide array of sizes and styles, and none of them require ice to keep contents cold.
A 12 volt cooler is powered by the electricity produced by most modern vehicles and stored in the vehicle's 12 volt DC battery. The cooler power-cord plugs directly into the vehicle's lighter socket or accessory power outlet. No special power adapters are required when using these 12 volt coolers in your car, truck, or RV.
12 volt coolers can be used in your house or hotel with a 12 volt power converter adapter. This device plugs into your standard wall outlet and provides the DC power normally produced by your vehicle and required by all 12 volt coolers.
These portable cooling units do not use any type of refrigerant gas or pumps which increases safety and reduces operating noise. Generally these coolers will consume from 5-Amps to 8-Amps of 12 volt DC power which equates to 60-Watts to 96-Watts.