Norcold gas/electric absorption refrigerators are quiet, dependable and designed for mobile applications making them ideal for RV, boat or van. They feature roomy models with easy-to-see, easy-to-operate LCD controls at eye level and superior cooling units.
They’re also much more electrically efficient than typical 3-way RV fridges, and they fit standard roof cutouts. Plus, their brushless, hermetically-sealed compressor is exceptionally quiet.
Best in Class Refrigerators
The refrigerator is the heart of the RV kitchen. But not all fridges are created equal. While cool boxes with ice blocks work well for short trips, they can’t hold a charge in hot weather or stay stable in extreme temps.
Norcold offers the best in class refrigerators on the market to keep you and your food chilled when traveling. From compact, efficient AC/DC fridges to large gas absorption fridges like the PolarMax 18, you can rest assured your foods will be cold and ready when you are.
If you are looking for a new fridge that will be great in rugged terrain and won’t break the bank this one is worth checking out. It has several features that make it stand out above other RV fridges including a superior cooling unit, rugged design, and full width, height adjustable bins. It also has a max and eco mode to conserve energy and a sleek look that will fit in nicely with any camper or RV.
Compact 3-Way Refrigerators
Norcold RV refrigerators are well known for their dependability. They’ve been in many rigs since 1959 and continue to make their way into new RVs as well. These compact refrigerators provide a freezer compartment and 2.7 cubic feet of storage space to keep your food cold while you’re on the road.
They operate on LP gas or 120V AC power and offer a choice of black or stainless steel. They also have reversible hinges so you can choose which side the door swings open. They have a sturdy, lockable design and easy-to-clean white powder-coated shelves.
These refrigerators use absorption technology to operate, which makes them more energy-efficient than compressor fridges. They also run quietly and require less maintenance than other types of RV refrigerators. They’re an excellent choice for boondocking or when you want to conserve electricity. This type of refrigerator hooks up to your vehicle or camper’s 12V battery when you’re driving, but can use propane when parked at an RV site.
Designed for the marine environment, these refrigerators are quiet and dependable. They are more energy efficient than 3-way models and have a hermetically-sealed compressor that will keep your food cool without disturbing noise.
These units are a popular choice for campers on the go. They are easy to set up and use, with a separate freezer section and easily accessible storage. They can be plugged into a 12V DC power source or directly to the battery (be sure to use a heavy gauge wire as smaller ones will give too much voltage drop).
This compact fridge is a great option for boaters and campers who want to avoid using propane. It uses a Danfoss BD-series compressor that is very reliable and will never leak lubricant. It is also a bit more electrically efficient than a traditional refrigerator and can be used in a marine application without running the engine of your tow vehicle, saving you fuel and emissions.
Gas Absorption Refrigerators
For those who prefer to camp off-grid, Norcold offers a wide variety of gas absorption refrigerators. These RV fridges work by utilizing propane as their power source, converting it to heat using a combination of chemical reactions that cool the refrigerator’s internal temperature.
As the refrigerator’s heat source (either through a flame or an electric heating element) is used up, the liquid refrigerant of an ammonia-water mixture boils and turns into gaseous water vapor. This vapor travels through a separation chamber, where it condenses back to liquid, cooling the refrigerator’s interior.
Like compressor-driven refrigerators, a gas absorption fridge requires regular defrosting. If your refrigerator isn’t defrosting properly, it could result in a blocked cooling unit. Blockages can be a major problem, as they prevent the fridge from working at all. Blocked units require thorough cleaning and disassembly to clean out carbon deposits. A professional technician can help you with this. This is one of the most common RV refrigerator problems, but it can be avoided with a little care.norcold camper ac