Dometic ACX40 Combicool EGP 3 -way portable fridge (Formerly RC200)

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£244.99 (inc VAT) £309.00NewCondition

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The Dometic ACX40 EGP excels with a chic aluminium cabinet, 41 litre capacity making it ideal for any occasion.

You’ve found a dream place to stay but there’s no way to get there with the vehicle and no mains hook-up either ... Don’t worry, CombiCool ACX absorption coolers from Dometic give you maximum freedom in choosing your picnic site. They run on 12 volts in the vehicle and on 230 volts at home or at a campsite. In the great outdoors you simply switch over to gas mode. This provides cooling up to 30 °C below the ambient temperature. As this is part of the ACX family it has the elegant aluminium housing with the distinctive lid.

It is also very versatile and can be used with three energy options. Whether 12 volts, 230 volts or gas, the food and beverages inside stay nicely cool wherever they are – at the barbecue party, the pool or lakeside, or on the go in a car, caravan or motorhome. Dometic absorption coolers are fully-fledged portable fridges, which can be used simply everywhere with their three energy modes.

And the "inner riches" are just right, too: the CombiCool ACX40 offers a cooling performance up to 30°C below the ambient temperature.

A dazzling performance by the first absorption cooler with an aluminium housing!

Thanks to optimised absorption technology it provides excellent cooling performances up to 30°C below ambient temperature and is completely silent. ACX40 EGP has a capacity of 41 litres and a perfect interior design which allows you to cool up to eight 2-litre bottles. It features recessed side grips to make the unit comfortable to transport.


What is the difference between the cooling technologies?


Details of distinguishing features:

  • Gas-powered cooling independent of electricity
  • Three way cooling – Gas, 12 volts DC or 230 volts AC
  • Silent operation
  • Cooling performance depending on the ambient temperature

The Technical Bit

A concentrated ammonia solution is heated in a boiler and expelled as vapour. The pressurised ammonia gas is then liquefied in a condenser. Supplied with hydrogen, it evaporates and in the process extracts heat from the storage container. The ammonia gas then enters the absorber where it is reabsorbed in a weak solution of ammonia. Finally, the saturated solution flows back to the boiler where the whole cycle starts again.


Details of distinguishing features:

  • 12 / 24 / 230 Volt
  • Independent of inclination
  • Lightweight and low-cost
  • Cooling performance depending on the ambient temperature

The Technical Bit

The thermoelectric principle was discovered by J. C. A. Peltier, which is why the temperature generating parts of thermoelectric systems are referred to as Peltier elements. Thermoelectrics are based on the fact that cold or heat energy (depending on the polarity) is generated when a DC current is conducted between different types of metal. The heating or cooling capacity is further enhanced by heat exchangers and air fans. Ideal for low and medium cooling volumes.


Details of distinguishing features:

  • Excellent cooling performance even at extreme ambient temperatures
  • Refrigeration and deep-freezing
  • 12 / 24 / 100 – 240 volts
  • Low power consumption – suitable for solar operation
  • Battery protection
  • Quiet operation with little vibration
  • Independent of inclination

The Technical Bit

Compressor units operate using a refrigerant that changes from liquid to gaseous state in the evaporator. The evaporation extracts heat from the interior of the cooling unit – the temperature drops. The compressor draws in the refrigerant, compresses it and passes it on to the condenser. Here, the absorbed heat is released to the atmosphere. The refrigerant liquefies again and flows to the evaporator, where the cycle begins again.

Features at a Glance

  • Piezo ignition
  • Thermostat regulation in 30-volt mode
  • 3-stage flame regulation in gas mode
  • Vertical space for 1.5- and 2-litre bottles
  • Recessed grips
  • Sturdy cabinet
  • Ice cube tray
  • Colour: aluminium finish/black
  • Total volume (l) : 41
  • Weight (kg) : 15
  • Dimensions (HxWxD) (mm) : 444 x 500 x 487
  • Cable length (m) : 1.5 (100V)
  • Max input gas (g/h) : 10.5
  • Max input 12 V (W) : 85
  • Max input 230 V (W) : 85
  • Energy consumption 12 V @ amb temp +25°C (Ah/24h) : 170
  • Energy consumption 230 V @ amb temp +25°C (kWh/24h) : 1.6
  • Gas max (g/24h) : 252
  • Gas min (g/24h) : 187

9 Customer Reviews on Dometic ACX40 Combicool EGP 3 -way portable fridge (Formerly RC200)

As Described And Best Price

by Seafordblue (19 May 2017)
4 star review(4/5)
The delivery was prompt, the product as described, and the price competitive.
4 5

Top Quality Fridge

by Darren Nixon (12 Sep 2016)
5 star review(5/5)
I bought this to replace an ageing 3 way fridge which was past its best. This really is a league apart and does keep everything icy cold. I was concerned that it wouldn't be that good on 12V but has recently kept everything cold on a 7 hour return trip from Devon. I'd thoroughly recommend this fridge.
5 5

Cracking Bit Of Kit!

by Mr Warren (02 Jun 2016)
5 star review(5/5)
Really pleased with this fridge. Arrived soon after online order, and was soon unpacked and plugged into the mains 24 hrs before the bank holiday camping trip. Swapped to 12V for the 4-5 hr car journey, which kept all the contents nice and cool, and then connected the gas hose, regulator and bottle (which you have to buy separately) once we arrived at the camp site. Spent 4 days on the camp site and never had any concerns with this fridge. It took a little bit of fiddling to get the gas fired up, but once it was running, it kept going like a dream. Managed to keep all the meat and milk really cold, so tested it out on a few beers and some rose and white wine, and none of that went off either! The crowning glory was producing G&Ts for our neighbours at the campsite, with ice (from the fridge's little ice tray) and a slice of chilled lemon as well. We bought this as we had concerns about our Cool Box lasting the course. It's a real pfaff trying to get fresh food every 24-48 hours, and we wanted to minimise the trips to the shops once there, so we could enjoy the surrounding area without worrying about the local Sainsbury's opening times (and stock availability over a Bank Holiday weekend). So far, we are really pleased with this Dometic RC2200 Combicool 3 way fridge, and don't hesitate to recommend it to others. Just remember to follow the instructions when you first get it going before every camping trip!
5 5

Damaged On Arrival

by Mr Haygarth (27 May 2016)
5 star review(5/5)
The fridge unit arrived promptly. The packaging was good but the unit was damage probably dropped prior to shipping. Contacted support prompt response and collection of damaged unit and delivery on replacement in a 2 days. Exellence service. The chiller has been run on mains supply and chills very well. Producing ice cubes. Will be trying on gas on next use . Over all the fridge unit is sturdy and works well. A good purchase .
5 5


by MRS GROOM (26 May 2016)
5 star review(5/5)
This is a replacement for a previous fridge of this design which lasted just over 20 years I wonder if this will last as long? Very useful being 3 way keeps everything really cold and even has the ice cube tray. Lots of room for bottles etc; We were so pleased with the previous one we had no question in replacing like for like, although I would generally buy British if possible.
5 5

Good Product On Initial Performance

by Vic N (30 Jan 2015)
5 star review(5/5)
Only tested at home but that seemed to indicate product is excellent. Bought to use in motorhome as second cooling unit. At full setting was able to create ice cubes. Highly recommend.
5 5

Dometic RC2200

by Hi-de-hi! (07 Aug 2014)
5 star review(5/5)
Very pleased - our order came exactly when we specified and the fridge has been working from the minute we plugged it in. Haven't taken it camping yet but can't wait to test it in the field and am sure it will do the job - it's spacious, light and chills down very quickly.
5 5

Combicool RC2200 portable cooler

by Gill (01 Jun 2011)
5 star review(5/5)
Very efficient and convenient. Cools food and drinks well and is easy to transport.
5 5

Dometic Combicool RC2200 EGP cooler.

by Mr Richards (18 May 2011)
5 star review(5/5)
Received my new cooler last week. Have used it most days while on holiday - so useful and convenient. The best cooler I have had, keps the drinks cool even through this hot weather!
5 5
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