Top 10 Best 12V DC Freezers
for February 2024

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Whether you're stocking up before a big trip or stocking up on a winter's worth of ice, a 12v dc freezer can keep your food and drinks cool without electricity. These mini refrigerators have small, portable, self-contained cooling units that run on 12v dc power.

Our lab tests 12v dc freezers for their cooling performance, energy efficiency, and ease of use. We evaluate energy efficiency by measuring how long it takes the freezer to reach its set temperature, and we look at cooling performance by measuring how long it takes the freezer to reach its set temperature, and we look at cooling performance with a thermometer. We also test ease of use by testing how easy the freezer is to set up, as well as how easy it is to use.

Our picks for the best 12v dc freezers are the Igloo 12v dc fridge, which is ideal for car camping, and the Koolatron 12v dc fridge, which is compact and perfect for small apartments.

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BougeRV 12 Volt Refrigerator Portable Car Freezer 53 Quart Fridge 12V/24V DC 110~240Volt AC for RV Camper Truck Jeep Pickup SUV Van Boat, Camping Road Trip Travel,-4℉~50℉ Light Grey

BougeRV 12 Volt Refrigerator Portable Car Freezer 53 Quart Fridge 12V/24V 110~240Volt DC AC for RV Camper Truck Jeep Pickup SUV Van Boat

by BougeRV

45dB Low Noise&Battery ProtectionThe truck freezer is designed low noise to make sure you a good sleep after a long driving. The RV fridge/freezer is equipped with a 3-level battery monitor to prevent the fridge from draining your vehicle's battery.

The BougeRV 53 Quart Car Fridge is the cheapest portable refrigerator we tested, and it's the only one that uses 12 V power, so it's great for campers and RVers. As with our top pick, the 46-Quart BougeRV Mini Fridge, this fridge has 3 temperature settings, so it's suitable for both freezing and cooling. It can run on a 12 V battery, a 24 V battery, or on 110/220 V AC power, and it's small enough to fit in the trunk of most cars. However, like most 12 V car refrigerators, it's not powerful enough to keep foods frozen for more than a week, so it's better suited to short camping trips. The refrigerator has a practical handle and wheels for easy transport, and it has a see-through lid and a door that swings open. This fridge has 53 quarts of storage, which is enough for 6 to 8 people, but it's a little smaller than our other picks, so it's more suitable for short trips. It also runs a little louder than the other refrigerators we tested, and it's a little harder to use because the controls aren't as intuitive.

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BougeRV 12 Volt Refrigerator 12V Car Fridge 30 Quart Portable Freezer Compressor Cooler Compressor Freezer,12/24V DC 110~240 Volt AC,-7℉~50℉ for Truck RV SUV

BougeRV 12 Volt Refrigerator 12V Car Fridge Quart 30 Portable Freezer Compressor Cooler Compressor Freezer

by BougeRV

Low Noise: quiet sleepThe truck freezer is designed 45dB low noise to make sure you a good sleep after a long driving. This camping fridge also has a shock-proof design to face the uneven road, operating with no problem in case of a 30 inclination when your are off road.

The BougeRV 12 Volt Refrigerator 12V Car Fridge 30 Quart Portable Freezer Compressor Cooler has the fastest cooling of any portable refrigerator we tested, and it's slightly quieter and more energy efficient than some competing models. It's a nice portable refrigerator, but it's best suited for cars or RVs that need to run on a 12-volt battery. It can't be plugged into a standard power outlet. The portable refrigerator's case is made of plastic, and it's heavy, so it may not be ideal for off-road vehicle use. It has more storage space than some competing models, and the adjustable glass shelves are large and easy to clean. The portable refrigerator's interior is illuminated by four LED interior lights. The portable refrigerator's temperature range is 0 to 50°F, and it's suitable for freezing food. The portable refrigerator's exterior is illuminated by three LED exterior lights that can be set to two modes: solid on, and flashing. The portable refrigerator's power cord is 16 feet long, and the detachable power cord has a 2.5-foot long cord extender. The portable refrigerator has a 4-amp power supply adapter, a DC power cable, an Instructional Manual, and a 4-year limited warranty.

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Whynter FM-951GW 95 Quart Wheeled Door Alert Option Portable Fridge AC 110V/ DC 12V True Freezer for Food Truck, Car, Home, Camping, RV-8°F to 50°F, One Size, Gray

Whynter FM-951GW 95 Quart Wheeled Door Alert Option Portable AC Fridge 110V/ DC 12V True Freezer for Food Truck

by Whynter Small Appliances

Tough and solid outer casing, Insulated lid and walls, functions even when tilted 30.Interior lights, side handles for easy mobility, one removable wire basket

The Whynter FM-951GW is a good portable, compact, and inexpensive option for home, office, or RV use. It's small enough to fit on a small countertop, but large enough to fit a couple of large drinks, or enough groceries for a party. It has reversible doors, so you can open it either way. The adjustable thermostat allows you to set the temperature between 5°F and 50°F, and it can reach 8°F in 15 minutes. The freezer section can hold up to 18 cans, and the full fridge section can hold up to 12 cans. The fridge section also has three compartments: one compartment is for ice, one compartment is for cans, and one compartment is for beverages. The Whynter FM-951GW is quieter and more energy efficient than our previous pick, the Danby DFA9017W, but it's not quite as energy efficient as the Frigidaire, so it's less fuel efficient. The Whynter FM-951GW comes with a one-year warranty.

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Whynter FM-45G 45 Quart Portable Refrigerator AC 110V/ DC 12V True Freezer for Car, Home, Camping, RV-8°F to 50°F, One Size, Gray

Whynter FM-45G 45 Quart Portable Refrigerator AC DC 110V/ 12V True Freezer for Car

by whynter

Power low indicator; Functions even when tilted 30; Tough and solid outer powder coated steel housing; Drain Plug for easy cleaning; Stainless steel side handles

The Whynter FM-45G is an inexpensive, portable refrigerator/freezer that works well in most situations. It works well as a refrigerator, but freezing food takes a considerable amount of time, and temperatures in the unit don't drop as deeply as you'll find in higher-end models. As a freezer, however, the device gets the job done and is powerful enough to store frozen food. The storage baskets are sturdy and removable, and the unit has a metal exterior, which helps keep the interior cooler. The Whynter FM-45G also comes with a plug adapter and a car lighter adapter, and while the unit doesn't ship with these, they are available at Amazon. The Whynter FM-45G also comes with a plug adapter and a car lighter adapter, and while the unit doesn't ship with these, they are available at Amazon.

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Aspenora Portable Fridge Freezer 12V Car Refrigerator Car Fridge with Compressor Touch Screen for Vehicle Truck RV Camping Travel Outdoor Driving Gift, -4℉ ~ 68℉, 12V/24V DC and 110v AC

Aspenora Portable Fridge Freezer 12V Car Refrigerator Car Fridge with Compressor Screen Touch for Vehicle Truck RV Camping Travel Outdoor Driving Gift

by Aspenora

EFFICIENT COOLING AND INTELLIGENT BATTERY PROTECTION The aluminum core design makes the compressor run more efficiently, and the 1.57 inches thick insulation enables the refrigerator to maintain 10 hours cooling after the power is turned off. These innovations also extend compressor life. Battery protection prevents your car battery from exhausted. When the input voltage is lower than the minimum voltage, the compressor will power off.

The Aspenora Portable Fridge freezer is a cool-looking, easy-to-use and well-constructed portable refrigerator that performs well and will keep food fresh for hours. The design makes accessing items easy, and it's light enough that it'll fit in your trunk or back seat easily. The storage isn't as large as some competitors, but it's adequate for what most people will want it for, which is Family trips, long drives, days out at the beach ect. The touchscreen controls are intuitive and responsive, and with the lock feature, you can prevent accidental temperature changes. The 110v AC adapter is included, and there's a DC adapter for the cigarette lighter, too, so the unit will work if you plug it into your car's 12V port. The lid opens wide, so you can reach in and retrieve items without a problem, and there's a drain plug at the bottom so you can clean the cooler easily. The cooler will keep items cold for a relatively long time -- up to 6 hours without power, and up to 8 hours if it's plugged in -- and it's quite quiet. It's 6.43-inches wide, 21-inches long, and 6.3-inches high, and it weighs 20 pounds. The cooler has 4 slots on the outside for bottles or cans, and there's a pocket on the exterior where you can store a bottle opener. The cooler has a limited one-year warranty.

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SetPower RV45S Single Zone Portable Refrigerator with DC Converter, 12 Volt Fridge Freezer for Home and Car Use, Ideal for Traveling, Camping, 0℉-50℉, DC 12/24V, AC 110V (48 Quart)

SetPower RV45S Single Zone Refrigerator Portable with DC Converter

by SetPower

SILENTSHOCKPROOF - Low noise when it is running that provides you with a quiet and comfortable environment and doesn't disturb sleeping in the car. Even at extreme ambient temperatures and with minimal power consumption, SetPower car freezer can keep running in slopes under 30 degrees and also presents excellent cooling performance.

The SetPower RV45S is the best portable refrigerator we tested, and is worth every penny. It's versatile enough to use at home or on the go, and it's completely portable, so you can take it camping, on an RV, or even put it in the trunk of your car. It's powered by 120V or 12V DC, so you can use it at home or in your car. The fridge is quiet, which makes it perfect for use in an RV or car. The fridge is large enough to hold multiple jugs of water, or a substantial amount of food. It has two doors, so it's suitable for storing a variety of foods. The refrigerator has adjustable shelves, and it's locked in place so it can't slide around. The fridge has a handle, making it easy to carry. The fridge has a DC converter, so you can use it at home, or in a car. The fridge has smart battery protection, so it won't discharge your battery. The fridge has 3 temperature settings: cold, medium, and hot. The fridge has 0℉-50℉ temperature range. The fridge has 45L capacity. The fridge is 17.5"L x 11.9"W x 14.6"H, so it's small enough to fit on a desk, or inside a cabinet. The fridge has a LED light. The fridge has a modern design and is sleek, so it's suitable for home and office use. The fridge has a removable door seal, so it's easy to clean. The fridge has a lifetime warranty.

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F40C4TMP Portable Refrigerator, 30 Quart (28L) 12 Volt Freezer, (-7.6℉~50℉) Compressor Fridge For Car with 12/24V DC & 110V AC, Suitable For Van, Truck, Vehicles, RV, Road Trip, Camping, Outdoor, Home

F40C4TMP Portable Refrigerator

by F40C4TMP

H/M/L Battery Protection: The 12-volt camping refrigerator has 3 levels for battery protection: Low, Mid and High, which prevents the battery from draining and reopen automatically when the voltage is restored. With the proven magnetic door design, the car freezer is not easy to leak cold, improving the cooling efficiency. 45 dB low noise, will not affect your driving and rest.

The Coolest Cooler's new sibling, the F40C4TMP, is still a little cheaper than the 40-quart version, but the trade-off is a smaller capacity and a smaller battery. The 12-volt version's dimensions are 22.68 *12.60 *15.51 inches, making it a little smaller than the 40-quart version's 22.69 *12.66 *16.08 inches. Also, the F40C4TMP's battery is smaller, with a capacity of 12.8V instead of 15.3V, and it draws 15W instead of 20W. The 12-volt battery won't last as long as the larger battery, and the F40C4TMP will only cool to 32°F, rather than 37°F, but the smaller battery and smaller size make it much more portable.

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Setpower AJ30 Portable Freezer Fridge for Car, 12 volt Refrigerator for Camping, 0℉-50℉, DC 12/24V, AC 110-240V (32 Quarts)

Setpower AJ30 Portable Fridge Freezer for Car

by SetPower

SILENTSHOCKPROOF - 45 dB low noise when it is running that provide you a quiet and comfortable environment and doesn't disturb sleeping in the car. Even at extreme ambient temperatures and with minimal power consumption, SetPower car freezer can keep running in slopes under 30 degrees and also presents excellent cooling performance.

The Setpower AJ30 excels at keeping food and drinks cool in climates with extreme temperature swings. This small fridge also keeps things frozen, and the freezer temperature can be adjusted down to 0.5°°C. The fridge and freezer are separate compartments, so you can store different items in each zone. The fridge has enough space to hold 32 quarts, and the freezer has 16 quarts of storage. The fridge gets cold fast, reaching 0 within 30 minutes, and can maintain that temperature for 3 hours. The freezer is not quite as efficient, but it can maintain a temperature of 0 for 24 hours. The fridge and freezer have separate thermostats, so you can set the temperature for each section independently. The fridge and freezer have separate doors, so you can use either compartment or both at the same time. The fridge's door has hinges that allow it to open 180°, and the freezer door has hinges that allow it to open 90°. The freezer also has a lock, so you can store fragile items in it. The freezer has a towel bar, so you can store dry towels or clothes hanging inside. The fridge and freezer have separate lights and LED indicators, so you'll always know which compartment has power. The fridge and freezer have separate power cords, so you can run them separately, or connect them both together for more power. This fridge also has a USB port, so you can use a USB flash drive to store files or save photos. The fridge and freezer have 12V and 240V AC adapters to power them, and a DC power adapter is sold separately. This fridge is also lightweight and easy to carry.

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AstroAI Portable Freezer 12 Volt Car Refrigerator 16 Quart Fridge for Car, RV, Van, Vehicle Portable Freezer 15L (-4℉~68℉) for Camping, Travel - 12/24V DC & 100/240V AC

AstroAI Portable Freezer 12 Volt Car Refrigerator 16 Quart Fridge for RV, Car, Van, Vehicle Portable Freezer 15L (-4℉~68℉) for Camping, Travel

by AstroAI

FUNCTIONAL DESIGNS: LED display panel helps to check and set the temperature in dim areas.USB Charging Port charges your phone when needed. UL Listed car cigarette lighter extension cord with built-in ceramic fuse provides first-class protection from overloaded and short circuits.

With its large 15-liter capacity, the AstroAI Portable Freezer 12 Volt Car Refrigerator is perfect for cooling down food and drinks on camping trips, road trips, and picnics. The portable freezer has a cooling capacity of -4 to 20 degrees Celsius, and can reach a full coldness of -20C in less than an hour. The car refrigerator can also reach a temperature as low as -4 degrees Celsius. And with three cooling modes (high, medium, and low), you can choose the right mode for different types of food and drinks. The portable fridge features three levels of battery protection, and with memory function, it remembers your last settings. The AstroAI Portable Freezer 12 Volt Car Refrigerator also has a temperature control button, and can cool down over 5 degrees Celsius per minute. The portable fridge also features an LED display, and has three temperature gauges. The portable fridge is backed by a 2-year limited warranty.

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SetPower 12 Volt Refrigerator for Car 12V Fridge Freezer Portable 12/24V DC 110~240 Volt AC for Truck Van RV Jeep Camper SUV Boat Travel Camping Road Trips Tailgating 0℉~50℉ (21 Quarts)

SetPower 12 Volt Refrigerator for Car 12V Fridge Freezer Portable 12/24V DC 110~240 Volt AC Truck for Van RV Jeep Camper SUV Boat Travel Camping Road Trips Tailgating 0℉~50℉ (21 Quarts)

by SetPower

Functional Design- The LED touch control panel can display the actual temperature of the refrigerator and you can set any temperature between 0-50on the control panel. The handles on both sides are recessed, there is no protrusion, space is saved, and it is easy to carry.

The SetPower 12V Fridge Freezer is a great portable freezer for car camping. It is compact and light weight. The portable freezer is silent, and operates very quietly. The portable freezer is compact and light weight, so it doesn't take up much space in your trunk. The portable freezer's compressor is powerful enough to freeze food. The portable freezer's power cord is long enough to reach from the portable freezer to the back of your car. The portable freezer's power cord is long enough to run from the portable freezer to your portable solar panel. The portable freezer's power cord is long enough to run from the portable freezer to your portable power station. The portable freezer has three levels of car battery protection, which protect your vehicle battery from running out.

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