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40qt. Portable Refrigerator/Freezer


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Model # 11589462 | Mfg # MR040F-U1
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Compact, powerful, ultra-efficient portable freezers capable of creating temperatures below 0°F or holding a steady interior temperature up to 40°F as a refrigerator. Use to make ice cubes on your boat, freeze fish, chill beverages and more. All (except Models 11589389 and 11589439 which operate off 12/24V DC only) automatically switch power to operate off 12/24V DC or 110V AC. Ideal for pairing with a solar or wind generator for remote operation.

  • Capacity: 40qt.
  • Dimensions: 25"L x 18-1/2"H x 15-1/2"W
  • Power Requirements: 2.5A @ 12V DC; 0.7A @ 110V AC
  • Weight: 48lb.
  • Functions: Refrigerate or freeze (not both)
  • Voltage: 14 and 15qt. Models: 12/24V DC; 34, 40, 43 and 84qt. Models: 12/24V DC or 110V AC
  • Door: Hinged lid, top load
  • Approvals: UL and cUL
  • Warranty: Two years

40qt. Portable Refrigerator/Freezer

Amperage 2.7 Amps at 12 Volts DC
ISO Approved UL
Capacity 1.3 Cubic Feet
Case Material Polycarbonate
Dimensions 25" Length x 15 1/2" Width x 18 1/2" Height
Door Hinged Lid
Top Loading
Interior Organization Single Compartment with Basket
Type Portable Cooler/Freezer
Weight 48 Pounds
Warranty Details Two Years


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(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review


Expensive, but worth the money

I use this on my yacht and it has been one of the best investments onboard. Works well in hot tropical conditions. Also a perfect size to provides extra seating in the cabin....Read complete review

I use this on my yacht and it has been one of the best investments onboard. Works well in hot tropical conditions. Also a perfect size to provides extra seating in the cabin. Unfortunately a somewhat cheap & nasty look. Better with extra textile cover-all.


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Noisy and inefficient

Purchase this for my sailing vessel. It is very noisy. It draws WAY more current (Amps) than the manufacturer says. It turns on/off very frequently. It does not have a 220...Read complete review

Purchase this for my sailing vessel. It is very noisy. It draws WAY more current (Amps) than the manufacturer says. It turns on/off very frequently. It does not have a 220 VAC capability. It is very expensive. If it wasn't for the environmental impact it would be at the bottom of the Atlantic ocean. Worst refrigeration product I have ever purchased.

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low amp use

By Tom b

from Punta Gorda, FL, United States

I have owned my unit for more than five years. Used it in my boat, less than 3 amps when it ran and it did not run very often during the day in Florida. I now take it with my motorhome and use it as an extra freezer, keeps ice cream very hard. This is the best portable unit I have ever had, you will not be disappointed to own such a practical good working refer/freezer. Thanks for such good engineering, met you at a boat show once, everything you said is true.


low power usage

By Lagoon38

from Grenada

Works great in the Caribbean. Purchased for freezing food for long term use.


Very efficient.

By B Brown

from Mikwaukee, WI

I bought the fridge for my horse trailer so I always have cold water and beer after riding. It replaced a thermal cooled cooler which used more power as it was on 24/7 and did not keep up when it was hot. I have it hooked up to 2 90 amp batterys (one would be enough but i have other things running as well) and a solar panel. Never have to plug into AC. They only downsides are that it does not have a low voltage shut off or thermostatic control. I did put a low voltage control for all my battery usage. The other regret is that i wish I would have purchased a larger unit.

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Energy Sipper

By Freebie2003

from Sacramento, CA, United States

I started a teardrop trailer style build on my Land Rover Freelander. I needed a refrigerator/cooler to complete the group of appliances installed (on demand hot water heater, stove, water tank with on demand pump, etc...). Initially I opted for a thermal electric style cooler because of their technology and light weight. I have a 100 watt solar panel mounted to the roof feeding a DC distribution center that is entirely independent from the vehicle's. The PV panel keeps an AGM battery charged. I found that the thermal electric cooler would consume all the charge in the battery over night and the cooler would lose its already meager temperature. After conducting modest research, I ultimately found that a refrigerator, more specifically, an off road refrigerator was needed. A refrigerator with a rotating compressor used too much electricity so I discovered that Engel has a very efficient compressor using electro magnetic coils to drive the compressing cylinder. Problem solved. Although a bit heavy, the 40L model fit the bill and sips electricity. My singlenAGM battery starts the night with 13.4 VDC and starts the day with around 12.5 VDC and the contents of the refrigerator maintain a frigid 36 degrees (setting 2.3). I am very pleased with this system of refrigeration and I recommend the costly purchase to anyone serious about off grid refrigeration needs.


Pricey but worth it.

By wing_nut

from Las Vegas, NV, United States

Bought this for my motorcycle camper. Big enough to hold food for a few days. This one thing I like is it uses less power than my Coleman 12 volt cooler.


Tough as nails and reliable

By Sea Leveler

from Port Canaveral Fl

About Me Professional/Guide

Reviewed by a professional who works in the marine industry.


  • Durable
  • Good Capacity
  • Retains Temperature Well


    Best Uses

      I bought this because of its smart power draw. It recognizes 110 volt and uses that when it can and automatically switches to 12 volt when needed. I have dumped this cooler on its head in rough seas a couple times and it keeps on ticking. I use it to hold extra bait just in case something surprises me and I am always ready. I have had mine for about 2 years and I am about to purchase 2 more for other boats in our fleet.

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      Big Rig Fridge

      By Raptor

      from Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

      I am using this fridge in a big rig truck and after a month or so now the vibration of the truck has not effected it and it works way better than an electric cooler I can leave the truck turned off for 20-30 hours and not kill the batteries on the truck best choice yet


      40 qt Engel portable refrigerator/freezer

      By Bullet

      from Stuart, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer


      • Durable
      • Good Capacity
      • Retains Temperature Well


        Best Uses

          Works great on boat since it has both AD/DC capability.
          Great for extended boat trips especially to the Bahamas.
          Use it mostly to keep food frozen. But it will make ice overnight,

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          I like it.

          By Fred

          from California

          Mounted this to the base in my pop up truck camper. It is an excellent product and fits food for two for a few days. It cools right down but you must be careful not to bump the thermostat knob or else you freeze your lettuce. This should really have some sort of lock on it.


          Perfect for Solar Power Camping

          By JohnInColo

          from Colorado Springs, CO, United States

          I bought my cooler in Sept of 2015. I have a teardrop camper that has a 3-way power refrigerator in it (110V, 12V, Propane) but is very inefficient. The Engel compressor does not demand a huge power draw at start-up. Engel fridge/freezers typically draw between 0.5 Amps and 3.6 Amps per hour and when maintaining temperature, the nominal draw is under 1 Amp per hour. My solar power panels produce 9 amps/hour. When traveling, I keep my Engel in the back of my 2012 Outback plugged into the 12v power, plus can plug it into 110v at a campground. I now have the flexibility to use my Engel as a freezer and the camper fridge as a normal fridge. Great product!

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