If you’re thinking of upgrading your esky to expand your adventure horizons, the Dometic CFF45 is the fridge/freezer that provides reliability without the high price tag.
This single compartment unit can be used as either a freezer or fridge with a 43.5L volume that holds 62 cans and fits standard 1.5L soft drink bottles upright. To help you see the contents in low light conditions, there’s an energy-efficient LED interior light and you can organise your supplies easily using the removable divider. Even when the outside temperature is scorching, the energy-efficient design will give you the quick cooling and freezing that you need. You can set it between 10°C and -18°C, and it can run at -18°C up to 50°C below the outside ambient temperature.
You can open this unit from either side has it has an innovative double-sided opening lid, with strong glass-filled nylon and steel handles for easy transport. Versatile, dependable and with an accessible price point, the CFF45 Fridge/Freezer from Dometic will keep your food and drinks chilled reliably chilled as you explore.
Single compartment for freezing or cooling
Set it between 10°C and -18°C
Can run at -18°C up to 50°C below the ambient temperature
62 can capacity and can fit 1.5 soft drink bottles upright
Basket with a removable divider for organisation
Interior LED light for visibility
Double-sided opening lid for ease of use
Built-in LED screen displays accurate cooling temperature
Glass-filled nylon handles for transport
Improves overall fridge efficiency
Protects against moisture, dust and dirt
Works seamlessly with CFF 45 Fridge
Sturdy zips for easy fitting
71.5L x 39.8D x 47.5H cm (handles attached)
Fridge 59L x 39.8D x 47.5H cm (handles removed) | Cover 46L x 44W x 10H cm
What are the internal measurements of the cooling compartment?
William - Castle Hill(3 years ago)
Ben shows the internal measurements in the video including the main area and the area above the compressor. Have a watch of the video and let me know if you need any other measurements and I'll have a look for you.
Leece - Snowys(3 years ago)
Can I run this fridge using domestic coolpower raps44 power pack & solar panel?1 answer
Can I run this fridge using dometic coolpower rapS44 power pack & solar panel/s?
JUDITH - AVONDALE QLD(3 years ago)
Yes, you can use the Raps44 and some solar panels to power your CFF 45 Fridge.
Leece - Snowys(3 years ago)
Is this a weaco fridge?1 answer
Hi is this a weaco fridge?
Kacey - Nsw(3 years ago)
Essentially yes, Dometic was previously known as Waeco in Australia.
Leece - Snowys(3 years ago)
Are They designed to be used 24/7 365?1 answer
Are these designed to be running full time non stop? or are they only supposed to be used for a week at a time? I would plan to be using this as my full time fridge (since I plan on van dwelling). Thanks!
Grant P - Pooraka(4 years ago)
We can see no issues with running this fridge full time. If anything it is better, than only using them periodically!
Susie - Snowys(4 years ago)
Do you need the basket?1 answer
Hi, Is the wire basket required to be used? I assume it's use is to allow better air circulation but was wondering if you could do damage by not using it? Thanks
Jarrod - Launceston, TAS(4 years ago)
We've just had a chat with our expert in the video, Ben, and he's confirmed what you were thinking. The basket creates a bit of an air gap for circulation and also stops things sticking to the walls in freezer mode. We'd say theoretically you could use it without the basket, but we wouldn't recommend it as it might lead to damage if things in the fridge knock against the walls.
Leece - Snowys(4 years ago)
Does the 240V input transform down to 12V internally?1 answer
As someone with a solar/battery/240v-inverter setup I'm curious if I should run this fridge from 12V directly, or if I should use my own inverter and use the fridges 240V input. That is: Does this fridge transform 240v down to 12v internally to run a dedicated 12V motor/compressor, or does it internally invert-up to 240V ?? It makes no sense for someone with both inputs available to invert up to 240V with their inverter only to have the fridge then transform back down to run a 12V compressor, or vice versa. :D
Jared - Narre Warren(5 years ago)
The Dometic CFF 45 Fridge is designed to be run directly from 12v or 240v, so no inverter required, that has all been built into the unit internally. They are supplied with both cables so you can use it at home, or on the road from the vehicle. I hope this makes sense and clarifies the question for you.
Leece - Snowys(5 years ago)
Power Consumption & Durability?1 answer
I have a 120 aH dual battery system installed in my vehicle. Just wondering how many hours it can run (considering battery on full charge) without recharging of the battery?
As I am using ESKY and generally keep loads on top of my ESKY like camping chairs, tool kits while traveling , will CFF45 has the strength and durability to take topup load on the lid?
Rajib - Rhodes(5 years ago)
I had a chat with our resident 12V expert and if we're making a few assumptions and being very conservative with our estimation, we'd say you'll get around 12-15hrs continuous use of the compressor from a 120ah battery. You'll possibly get more, but as I said we were conservative in our estimates just to be on the safe side and avoid damaging your battery. Given that the fridge will cycle on and off you'll get much more 'real-world' usage, but there are so many variables here it's hard to give an exact number.
If you're using the transit bag to add more protection you should be fine if you needed to load some gear on top of the fridge. Just be careful and try to get your lighter gear stacked on top if you can.