History of Engel Australia / New Zealand

Over fifty years ago Sawafuji Electric Co. Ltd Japan, purchased the drawing of a unique product, a swing motor. They proceeded to develop this into the motor and pump used to power the Engel Portable fridge-freezer we know today. From its early beginnings in the 1960’s this unit has evolved into a powerful and efficient cooling unit. This is the only compressor of its type in the world and is wholly owned by Sawafuji Electric Co. Ltd Japan.

While many other portable fridge manufacturers procure parts from many sources all over the world Sawafuji Electric Co. Ltd alone have produced and improved this unit over many years. In this time changes made to this unique heart of the Engel portable fridge-freezers have further improved performance, reliability and power consumption. The swing motor is purpose built to withstand the shocks encountered in the bush or working environment. With its ability to operate at up to a 30 angle, this is a special product.

Engel Portable fridge-freezers have already established a reputation in Australia. They are trusted for their great reliability, tough construction, superb performance and longevity. Many people have related stories of car rollovers and collisions, units dropping off trucks and utes and still performing. Thousands of units, some built in the 1960’s still operate today keeping food and drink cold or frozen throughout Australia. Engel Portable fridge-freezers have been well known for their range of chest type fridge freezers however they also have a range of built in or freestanding upright units suitable for caravans, camper trailers, motor homes, boats, buses, four wheel drives and wherever else your imagination takes you. These “Uprights” also are powered by the Sawafuji Swing Motor that has been the heart of the Engel Portable fridge range we have grown to trust over many years.

This is the best Portable Fridge Freezer in world and is already used by caravanners, campers, four wheel drive enthusiasts and boat owners to name a few well known users of the Engel Portable Fridge-Freezers. In addition many government departments, small and large couriers and trucking companies, health organizations, and food and beverage companies all over the world find this product invaluable in their day to day operations.

Unique to Engel this purpose built compressor is designed to be a portable refrigeration compressor and is one of the key reasons why ENGEL is ‘A LEGEND IN RELIABILITY’.

What is the first rule in engineering? Keep it simple!

The Sawafuji Swing Motor is a true reciprocating compressor; it has only one moving part. It doesn’t get any simpler. The piston is connected to an electro dynamic device which is powered by the use of magnetic fields. With this technology there is no need for bearings, cranks or con-rods, so less moving parts means less chance of failure. With only one moving part there is a very low friction loss which means this is a highly efficient compressor.

The latest model, the tri-voltage “F” series has the advantage of 12 volt, 24 volt and 240 volt operation built into the unit as well as automatic AC/DC changeover. Add to this the capability of being able to run from a quality AC generator or from a solar panel through a battery Engel keeps getting better.

While Engel Fridge-Freezers are not made in Australia they have become an Australian icon. For over fifty years the best Portable Fridge-Freezer available in this country has demonstrated its strength and reliability of service in leisure pursuits, business, health and many other aspects of the Australian way of life. From the Red Centre to the Sparkling Coastline, from the Dusty Outback to the Steamy Tropics, Engel Portable Fridge-Freezers are a part of this magnificent country.

Since 1962 well over three million Engel Portable Fridge-Freezers have been manufactured and sold all over the world. From Australia to Africa, from Europe to the USA, campers, caravanners, four wheel drivers, truckies, health professionals, armed services, universities and people in many other pursuits and professions have relied on this proven portable fridge freezer for their enjoyment, pleasure and income.

siasts and boat owners to name a few well known users of the Engel Portable Fridge-Freezers. In addition many government departments, small and large couriers and trucking companies, health organizations, and food and beverage companies all over the world find this product invaluable in their day to day operations.

Sawafuji Swing Motor

It has no high start up current draw because when it starts up it can simply move down just a fraction then return. Then it slowly increases the distance the piston travels each stroke until it reaches a full stroke. The Sawafuji Swing Motor does not need to perform a full stroke on start up unlike many rotary type compressors that must perform a complete cycle and need much more current to start.

Because this is purpose built and designed to be a portable refrigerator compressor it has to be engineered to take the harshest of Australian conditions. The Sawafuji Swing Motor is located inside the compressor casing with pins locating in rubber bushes then suspended in between shock absorbent springs. It operates at 30 degrees angles and on rough corrugated tracks without losing efficiency.

The leading brand for over 40 Years, only ENGEL portable fridge-freezers guarantee to go anywhere. Their reputation speaks for itself. ENGEL’s commitment to continuous improvement means that the ENGEL of today is the most reliable, the most efficient ever, quieter and full of features to ensure it is easier to use than ever before.

A Legend in reliability.  Since 1962 well over three million Engel Portable Fridge Freezers have been manufactured and sold all over the world.  Proven portable fridge freezers for the African outdoors.  These units have all the features, efficiency and reliability you have come to expect from Engel, including being powered by the world renowned “Sawafuji Swing Motor”.

Supplied with both power cords, the 12 Volt cord plugs straight into your vehicle cigarette lighter and the 240 Volt lead with three pin plug.  Auto switching as a standard removes the need for the user to switch power sources manually.

40L ENGEL

The Engel Series II now has an interior LED light.  This unit has all the features, efficiency and reliability you have come to expect from Engel.  A rugged steel casing, steel lid and steel handles which double as tie down points.  New longer battery life digital temperature read out built in.

Supplied with both cords, the 12 volt cord that plugs straight into your vehicle’s cigarette socket and the 240 volt lead with three pin plug, Auto switching as standard removes the need for the user to switch power sources manually.  Three Year Warranty.  Replacement Cords: 12 Volt cord, 240 Volt cord.  Please note that the external dimensions do not include the carry handles if fitted they increase the width by 50 mm each end.

32L ENGEL

This unit has all the features, efficiency and reliability you have come to expect from ENGEL , including being powered by the world renowned ‘Sawafuji Swing Motor’.

A rugged steel casing, steel lid and steel handles which double as tie down points. Now with fixed lid hinges and the optional removable hinge included. Supplied with both cords, the 12 volt cord that plugs straight into your vehicle’s cigarette socket and the 240 volt lead with three pin plug. Auto switching as standard removes the need for the user to switch power sources manually.

Three Year Warranty.  Replacement Cords: 12 Volt cord, 240 Volt cord part.  Please note that the external dimensions do not include the Carry Handles if fitted they increase the width by 50 mm each end.

60L ENGEL COMBI UNIT

New User friendly digital controls with built in battery monitor. This is a portable fridge-freezer with the convenience of separate fridge and freezer compartments. The thermostatically controlled fan provides cool air from the freezer section to maintain accurate refrigerator temperature. Once again Steel cabinet, Steel lid and Steel handles that can be used as tie down points. Supplied with both 12 volt and 240 volt cords with auto switching as standard.  Three Year Warranty.  Please note that the external dimensions do not include the Carry Handles if fitted they increase the width by 50 mm each end.

21L ENGEL

Compact and lightweight with a tough plastic casing, this model is perfect for one or two people on weekends away.  The 21 litre is great between the seats of a truck or in the floor of the back of a seat in a sedan.  Now comes complete with carry handles.

DC power consumption:  Variable from 0.5 to 2.5 AMPS maximum.  Power:  Built in 240 Volt AC / 12 Volt DC / 24 Volt DC.

30L ENGEL DRAWER FRIDGE
The Engel Drawer Fridge SB30G – 30L is ideal for filling those gaps you have in your mobile home, boat or truck. With new compact Sawafuji swing motor and steel cabinet you will certainly find a suitable place for your new SB30G drawer fridge.
 
Stainless Steel Runners.  Internal LED light.
 
 
Built-in Ventilation with dual fans.  Auto Switching 12 – 24 Volt DC.  Power consumption 2.7 Amps (12 Volt) 1.5 Amps (24 Volt).  Compressor unit can be remotely located up to 1.5 Metres away.  Dimensions:  Overall (including door and compressor) L716 W440 H250mm.  Cabinet only: L525 W440 H250mm (compressor mounted remote).  Hardware supplied includes;  4 x right angled brackets and screws.  Wiring extension loom for remote compressor mounting.
 
incl. VAT, ex-works
38L ENGEL

This will Eclipse the competition! Reliability, Performance, Efficiency and Quality at an affordable price. The Sawafuji Swing Motor in a polypropylene 38 litre cabinet. Features include Built in Tri-Voltage 12 / 24 volt DC and 240 volt AC. Reversible lid. Comes complete with both DC and AC cords.  Three Year Warranty.  Please note that the external dimensions do not include the Carry Handles if fitted they increase the width by 70 mm each end.

40L ENGEL COMBI

Engel are proud to announce it has added an exciting new model to its range of Portable Fridge / Freezers, the Combi. This model is the new combination Fridge and Freezer, with added features including the removable internal divider and thermostatically controlled fan. The MT45FCP gives three versatile configurations;

Option 1. Freezer 17 Litres / Fridge 23 litres (total 39 Litres)

Option 2. Freezer 22 litres / Fridge 16 Litres (total 39 Litres)

Option 3. Refrigerator Only (Divider removed total 40 Litres)

This model also includes the user friendly digital control with LED display as featured in the 50th Anniversary model, along with built in battery monitor.We have designed this new model in the industry standard Engel 40 Litre cabinet to ensure its compatibility with the current range of 40 Litre accessories.

Supplied with both cords, the 12 volt cord that plugs straight into your vehicle’s cigarette socket and the 240 volt lead with three pin plug, Auto switching as standard removes the need for the user to switch power sources manually.

80L ENGEL COMBI UNIT

The Engel 80 Litre Combi has new User friendly digital controls with built in battery monitor. This is the largest addition to the Legendary ENGEL Combi range. This Model has a huge 80 litre capacity with all the efficiency and reliability you have come to expect from Australia’s best portable fridge / freezers. The many quality features include steel cabinet, steel handles, steel lid for durability. Supplied with both cords the 12 volt cord that plugs straight into your vehicle’s cigarette socket and the 240 volt lead with three pin plug.  Three Year Warranty. Please note that the external dimensions do not include the Carry Handles if fitted they increase the width by 50 mm each end.

80L ENGEL BUILT-IN F/FREEZER

Large capacity 80-litre free-standing fridge that incorporates a separate freezing compartment. Cleverly designed to fit into confined spaces in caravans and boats. Unique Auto switching between 12 volt /24 volt DC and 240 volt AC standard in most of Engel’s uprights. Reversible door and replaceable door panel so you can customize your refrigerator to match your vehicle’s interior. Turbo fan standard. Three Year Warranty.  Food and Drinks not included.

Product Specifications
Name:80 Litre Upright Fridge / Freezer
Model No:ST90F (ST90F-G4-B)
Category:Upright Fridge / Freezers
Capacity:80 Litre
14L ENGEL

Lower Current Draw. Lower Noise Level. High dome lid, double door version of the MRFD-015. This unit is a totally portable yet very powerful 12 volt fridge / freezer for cars, trucks and boats. Very popular with drivers that are regularly moving from one vehicle to another and need to take their fridge with them, simply slide the carry strap over your shoulder and take your ENGEL with you.

60L ENGEL

Please note that the external dimensions do not include the Carry Handles if fitted they increase the width by 50 mm each end.  DC Power Consumption: Variable from 0.5 to 4.2 AMPS Maximum.  Power: Built In 240Volt AC / 12Volt DC / 24Volt DC

80L ENGEL

ENGEL’s New MT80F in Platinum, the latest and largest addition to the Legendary range of ENGEL Fridge / Freezers. This Model has a huge 80 litre capacity with all the efficiency and reliability you have come to expect from Australia’s best portable fridge / freezers. The many quality features includes a digital cabinet temperature readout for constant monitoring of the internal temperature. Once again steel cabinet, steel handles, steel lid for durability. New Interior LED Light. Supplied with both cords the 12 volt cord that plugs straight into your vehicle’s cigarette socket and the 240 volt lead with three pin plug.  Three Year Warranty

15L ENGEL

Compact and lightweight with a tough plastic casing, this model is perfect for one or two people on weekends away, or under the bunk of truck. Comes complete with carry Handles. DC power supply 12 & 24 volt. Ideal for those that never remove the fridge from the vehicle.  Three Year Warranty.  Please note that the external dimensions do not include the Carry Handles if fitted they increase the width by 50 mm each end.

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