Dometic ACX40G with Gas Canister cradle . GAS CANISTER NOT INCLUDED. Absorption cooler, with an integrated cradle for a gas cartridge – the only one on the market.
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.
The ACX40G (Formerly RC1205GC) offers uncompromising independence, and are even able to operate with a gas cartridge (approx. 250 g). Ideal for camping in a tent and other last-minute activities – this uncomplicated source of energy is easy to take along. With a volume of 40 litres, and vertical space for large bottles, this decidedly goodvalue absorption unit has proven to be the ideal camping coolers. The ACX40G will keep their contents 30°C below the ambient temperature. In addition if anyone wants ice cubes in their drink: Ice cube trays are included.
We have been told by Dometic that a single canister can last upto a day (depending on ambient temperature). This makes it perfect for a weekend trip as you don't need to bring a large gas bottle as you would with other coolboxes, you can just use 2 or 3 small canisters instead!
This coolbox is 508 mm in depth and can be used on 12 volts, 230 volts and gas cartridges. Energy supply guaranteed anywhere it is used!
(gas canister not included)
Dometic ACX40G with Gas Canister Cradle Features
Thermostat regulation in 30-volt mode
3-stage flame regulation in gas mode
Vertical space for 1.5- and 2-litre bottles
Ice cube tray
Colour: aluminium finish/black
Cooling : 18 °C below ambient temperature
Total volume (l) : 40
Weight (kg) : 16
Dimensions (HxWxD) (mm) : 500 x 444 x 508 mm
Cable length (m) : 1.5 (100V)
Consumption at 12 volts DC (watts) : 85
Consumption at 230 volts DC (watts) : 9.8
Gas (g/h) : 9.8
THIS COOLBOX USES ABSORPTION TECHNOLOGY
What is the difference between the cooling technologies? ABSORPTION COOLING Details of distinguishing features:
Gas-powered cooling independent of electricity
Three way cooling – Gas, 12 volts DC or 230 volts AC
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.
THERMOELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY 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.
COMPRESSOR TECHNOLOGY 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
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.
1 Technical Question on the Dometic ACX40G with Gas Canister Cradle
What are absorption coolers?
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.
Gas-powered cooling independent of electricity 12 volts DC and 230 volts AC Silent operation Cooling performance depending on the ambient temperature
8 Customer Reviews on Dometic ACX40G with Gas Canister Cradle
by James Bennett (18 May 2019)
Cold, freezes ice cubes (not many, but quickly) and absolutely silent, when I first plugged it in I was sure it was working due to the silence. This is perfect kit for camping!!!
by D Chambers (01 Sep 2017)
After much research decided that this Dometic with gas canister was right for me, this product did not disappoint, easy to operate, amazingly efficient, generally used 1 canister over 24 hr on mid setting which was perfectly good for one of our hottest bank holidays! A real gem!
by Mrs Evans (09 Aug 2017)
Does exactly what it says. Cools superbly and using the cannisters couldn't be easier. Perhaps in the long run may prove not to be as economical but then there's no paying for connectors or bottle and no extra storage space required. Cannister lasts 24-26hrs. Looks classy and very stylish, only concern is if it will mark easily
Handy Cool Box
by Mr Gardner (04 Aug 2017)
Dometic Cool box ACX40G.
I used this over a four day weekend visit to a music festival. I stored the coolbox in the awning next to our campervan, which does not have a fridge. This why I bought the coolbox. I ran it at home on 240v to get it cold then 12v whilst travelling the six hour journey, then finally used a gas canister at the campsite. The gas canisters just push in and seem to held magnetically. It was easy to light the flame on the gas setting. I just pushed the igniter button down about three times whilst holding the gas button down. You can see the flame in a small hole at the back. You can also feel the heat rising from the vent as well. The gas canister lasted around 24 hours on the middle setting. The canisters are about £1.50 each so for a short break this is fine. The coolbox itself is well made and worked fine keeping all our food and drinks nice and cold, just like a proper fridge!
Delivery was excellent and swift.
by Mr Stevens (03 Sep 2016)
I've only used the Dometic 1205GC on gas canisters so far but it was excellent. Kept food and drinks very cold, even on lowest setting, over a hot long bank holiday weekend.
Only negative is it's pretty heavy, even empty and suspect in colder weather it might get too cold inside as it refrigerated to a certain number of C below ambient.
It's silent when running, which is great in a tent.
Overall a very good product.
by Mr irving (31 Aug 2016)
best piece of camping gear i have ever bought charged up on mains before leaving plugged into car got to camp switched to gas cartridge worked perfectly if switched off at night as it was in my tent large well vented tent just in case well worth having if your staying at your site for more than a couple of days
by Tracey Bateman (10 Jul 2016)
Really impressed with this fridge! Gas canister last 24 hours with the setting on high! I did have to turn it down as it froze some chicken I had put in!!
Only down side is that it is heavy but still the best bit of camping kit I've bought apart from a tent!!!!
The Best One So Far
by Kellins (18 Jul 2015)
We had a bit of a fault with ours but it was sorted out by Leisureshopdirect's amazing customer service and support. We bought this piece of kit as recommended by several friend's and it works great. Even keeps ice going on a weekend trip using the canisters!
This is the third fridge we have bought and the best so far so no need to keep looking.
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