After six years of constant use and abuse of our Waeco CF60, thrown back and forth from the caravan to the back of the ute like a tradie’s shovel, we upgraded to the new Waeco CFX50 fridge/freezer. For the last three months travelling, the Waeco has been constantly used, pulled in and out of the Amarok at every campsite or caravan park. We have the Dometic fridge in the caravan and seeing that we like a lot of fresh foods, we have used the Waeco CFX50 non-stop as a freezer at a constant -11°C. Even sitting out under the awning of the caravan in the heat, it has never struggled to keep a constant negative temperature and all foods kept fresh and frozen.
The new design is a definite improvement on the old, with the interior offering more room than the older models. The overall weight is much lighter and easier to carry thanks to the spring-loaded handles. The inclusion of a rubber bung in the bottom of the main fridge section for draining is a great introduction for either those spills you may incur or just giving it the weekly clean out. The added USB Port on the end of the fridge is a terrific way of keeping the iPad or iPhone charged up or keeping in touch with the loved ones while away. A temperature setting ranging from +10°C to -22°C gives you an option to change your mind like a Melbourne weather pattern and be able to keep any product cool or freeze the steak until the next BBQ. We have many more environments to test the Waeco in with solar and battery packs etc. but with it’s performance so far, we are confident it will cope with anything we put it through.
|Configuration||Fridge/freezer (fridge/freezer compartment + dairy section)|
|Gross capacity||50 litres|
|Voltage||12/24 volts DC and 100 – 240 volts AC|
(AC 230 V)
|Approx. 60 watts (@230 V AC, 5 °C interior, 32 °C ambient)|
|USB charging outlet||5 V / 500 mA rating|
(DC 12 V)
|Average current draw x running time. Average 0.77 Ah/h (@12 V, 5 °C interior, 32 °C ambient temperature)|
|Temperature range||+10 °C to -22 °C (Although capable of -22 °C due to energy efficient design, minimum setting of -18 °C recommended for normal usage)|
|Insulation||CFC-free PU foam, substantial thickness on lid, bottom & sides|
|System||Fully hermetic WAECO ACV20DC compressor with integrated control electronics, low voltage protection adjustable for leisure and starter battery via electronic system, electronic fuse/automatic reverse pole protection, dynamically ventilated wire tube condenser, aluminium rollbond evaporator|
|Material||Cabinet & lid: Polypropylene, Handle ends: Glass filled nylon, Handle rod: powder coated steel, Hinges: Die cast stainless steel, All screws are stainless steel|
|Colour||Body: pale grey/dark grey; lid: dark grey|
|Dimensions||W661 x H471 x D455 mm (W725 inc handles)|
|Quality features||Detachable lid, interior light. CFX VMSO2 electronics with soft start and turbo cooler, USB port, 4 point M6 nutserts in base. Click here for further features.|
|Scope of delivery||DC and AC connection cables, removable wire basket, spring-loaded carrying handles|
|Warranty:||3 year full warranty + additional 2 year (parts only) on compressor|
If you’re not sure which model will suit you, visit http://www.waeco.com.au/cfx/models.asp to see the full range.
Like all Waeco fridges, they have improved the design and layout and added some techy items like the USB Port. With the temperature range, the robust build and the improved internal layout, you cannot go past the Waeco CFX range and will not be disappointed with the price as they are great value for money.