Engel, Engel, Engel or Engel. For the best working, most trouble free, energy sipping, next to bullet proof piece of equipment
I suggest, you guessed it, ENGEL.
They can be plugged into both 12v and 110v at the same time. If the 110v fails it will automatically switch to 12v saving all your beer
from the heat.
Mine(mod35) has been running for 2 years nonstop. I use it in the boat and then in the camper when travelling or, like this weekend, at my kids
new but unfinished house for a birthday party involving icecream(and of course, beer). An oil
field worker friend of mine turned me on to Engel a few years back. His is about the same model as mine but looks like its been dragged behind the truck. It has been dropped, kicked and generally knocked around in the back of his truck for a bunch of years and other than having to replace the lid(it got lost
somehow) it still works flawlessly.
Its toughness is what sold me.
It keeps my beer
cold and will freeze whatever I want hard as a brick. They come in several sizes, mostly to big for my boat. You may consider them small but remember you won't have all that ice in there taking up space for, you guessed it, more beer.
Mine is about the same size as the usual upright kind of fridge you can get from West and such, but is top loading. This helps keep the cold in the box if nothing else.
They draw about half of what the AddledBugger types do and are about the same price
and dont break at the first bump because they have only one moving part.
There are a couple of other manufacturers but I have no experience with them.
As you may guess I love my Engel. It rates right up there next to the tiller pilot for most useful things on my boat. Just behind the sails
and ahead of the Dickinson propane
I have no financial interest in any of the brands mentioned other than having bought them but they work well and that makes me happy..........m