Penguin Refrigeration Special Ticket Offer for the London Boat Show 2017

January 4th, 2017

 

Penguin Refrigeration - Stand 046

Penguin Refrigeration – Stand 046

We are at the London International Boat Show from 6th to 15th January 2016- Stand E046.  Time to start thinking about the coming season and upgrading your refrigeration system? or treating yourself to some proper air conditioning for those hot nights in the Mediterranean?

Special Ticket Offer

Use our promtional code EPTOL7THNY to purchase tickets from £12 valid any one day between 6-15 January 2017 (Gate price is £27 on preview day and £22 for normal days).

Stockists of the largest Range of Marine Fridges, Freezers and Air Conditioning Products

We will have a sample of our extensive range of marine DC 12 volt or 24 volt compressor fridges and freezers as well as component products to refrigerate an existing cold box on display.  Experts in marine refrigeration Penguin supply all the UK’s major boat builders, unique in our knowledge to help tailor a 12 volt or 24 volt fridge system to your specific requirements, whether blue water sailing or simply river cruising we can advise on the most cost and energy efficient options: www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/fridges-and-freezers-for-yachts-and-boats/

Also on display will be the latest Marine Air Conditioning products from Climma.  Climma is manufactured exclusively in Italy by Veco, who produce an extensive range of marine air conditioning products from the smallest stand alone Compact 3.5, suitable for a small sleeping cabin (i.e. a V berth on a 34 foot sailboat) to the latest DC inverter chillers.  Throughout the range the product is carefully engineered to deliver quiet, efficient cooling and air conditioning solutions using the best quality components within the most compact configuration possible.

Technical Advice

As ever during the show Penguin technical staff will be on hand  to help and assist, offering advice and answers to just about any 12/24 volt fridge, freezer or marine air conditioning related question.  So whether you require advice, spare parts or a new fridge system, Penguin will be able to help you.

Special Offers

We are also be running special promotions exclusive to the show including 10% discount on all Frigoboat component fridge or freezer systems bought at the show and 20% discount on all Vitrifrigo fridges freezers and AC systems, plus additiona discounts on certain other models.

We look forward to seeing you from at the London Boat Show at Excel our stand E046.  For more information and tickets follow the link below and to purchase tickets our promtional code EPTOL7THNY for prices from £12:

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Vitrifrigo 20 Litre Top Opening 12 Volt Fridge

November 28th, 2016

Vitrifrigo have developed a new top opening 12 volt fridge ideal for narrow depth work surfaces in smaller campervan conversions. Perfect for models like the Toyota Granvia, VW Caddy and other conversions on smaller chassis.

12 Volt Top Opening Fridge

The new TL20 has a decent 20 litre capacity in a top opening fridge that is only 230mm deep. The internal height of 325mm allows you to stand standard wine bottles to upright.
Installation is straight forward with the compressor mounted below the fridge. The thermostat is separate and can be mounted up to 0.8m from the fridge maximise the usable space inside the fridge.

Vitrifrigo TL20 Dimensions
The TL20 uses the BD Micro, which is super quiet and 45% lighter than the standard BD35 compressor. Power consumption is a very modest 0.2A/h in UK summer time.
For full details follow the link below to the product page on our website.

www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/product/802/20-litre-top-loading-12-volt-fridge/

Vitrifrigo Launch Super Slim 12 Volt Fridge for Campervans

November 22nd, 2016

Vitrifrigo have developed a new super slim 12 volt fridge for the latest Mercedes Vito conversion from Technoform and Wellhouse Leisure – launched at this years Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC.  The new C25P super slim 12 volt fridge has a total depth inc door of just 322mm enabling it to be fitted flush within the narrow kitchen units giving ample room for the extra wide bed that is a key feature of the conversion.

Vitrifrigo Slim 12 Volt fridge

Key features of C25P Slim 12 Volt Fridge

The C25 super slim features the BD Micro compressor from Secop, which at just 2.5kg reduces the weight of the fridge compressor by a massive 45% in turn reducing the total weight of the fridge to just 13kg.  To maximise volume of this 12 volt mini fridge the compressor and cooling unit are remote to the cabinet on 1.4m of flexible pipe allowing the compressor to mounted separately up to 1m away.

To make best possible use of the internal space, the C25P is set up as a larder fridge using a thermostatically controlled evaporator plate on the back wall instead of an ice box.

The C25P has excellent efficiency thanks to the BD Micro and Vitrifrigo’s aluminium finned condenser (design and manufactured in-house) giving typical consumption of a tiny 0.3A/h (in UK summer time).

The fridge is supplied with grey trim and door panel, which can be replaced with 1mm panel to match the conversion as you can see in the Wellhouse Liesure conversion below.  The door is positively locked using the excellent Vitrifrigo Air lock catch (with vent position that keeps the fridge fresh when not and use) and the door hinging is interchangeable, left or right.

 

Vitrifrigo super slim 12 volt fridge

Follow the link to the C25P Super Slim 12 Volt Fridge for full details

 

New Retail Prices from 1st December

November 17th, 2016

As all our products are manufactured in Italy and the recent fall in the value of the Pound against the Euro has hit us hard.  To reflect the fall in the value of the pound our pricing for both Frigoboat and Vitrifrigo products will go up on 1st December by 8%. So, if you are thinking of a new fridge, freezer or fridge system, or you need a spare part make sure you get your order in before 1st December.

Pound to Euro trend

An innovative top opening 12 Volt fridge in the latest Uberbus Conversion

May 5th, 2016

Poole based VW T6 camper converters Uberbus have just launched their latest conversion which features the Vitrifrigo C37L top opening 12 volt fridge.  The conversion is on a short wheelbase VWT6 and features their UBERBUS Flux rock and roll ribbed seat converting into a full width bed. By using a 12 volt top opening chest fridge, installed by the sliding door, Uberbus have kept the interior looking open and uncluttered while ensuring that the fridge is always easily accessible.

12 volt top opening fridge

Positioned by the sliding door allows you to easily access the 12 volt fridge from outside the van or under an awning. With the addition of their kitchen unit which attaches neatly on the side allows you to cook alfresco with the fridge and cooker side by side – see image below.

12 volt fridge with cooker

At night the full bed is easy to set up and covers the whole width of the van with the mattress cushions running down the side and over the top of the 12 volt fridge lid. However, the mattress is set up to allow you to easily lift the corner to get to the milk for the morning cupper!

Bed over fridge

Installation of the Vitrifrigo C37L 12 Volt fridge

The C37L has a remote compressor and Uberbus have mounted this behind the fridge by the wheel arch. It requires 144cm2 ventilation in and out of the compartment that the compressor is located. This can be achieved with vents back into the living space and/or with floor vents through the vehicle floor allowing cool air from under the vehicle to be drawn up to the condenser on the compressor. This is particularly good if you have any plans to take the van to the south of France or beyond where the ambient temperatures are higher.

So How Efficient is this 12 volt fridge?

So what about power consumption?  In UK summer 25 degrees Celsius we would expect the C37L to consume at little as 1/2 an amp per hour. The compressor will run at 2.3A and should only need to run for around 15 minutes in the hour to maintain 4-6 degrees in the fridge.  This would equate to about 12-14 amp hours in 24 hours so with a 75 amp hour battery (37 hours of power), you would have more than 72 hours of power to run the fridge before you need to put any charge back in the battery. So even with a relatively small leiaure battery you have more than enough power to park up for a long weekend of surfing, cycling or simply chilling out!  Add a 40W solar panel to the roof and you will generate enough power in the day to run the fridge indefinitely – how cool is that!

So if you are thinking of a conversion and conversion with bed sized maximised, but still giving you decent fridge storage and cooking options, either within the van or under the awning contact Clough at Uberbus. Or if you are looking for inspiration for your own conversion then check out the Vitrifrigo 12 volt fridges top or front opening via the link below: www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/category/vitrifrigo-12-24-volt-top-opening-fridges-freezers/

New Steel Lock Locking Catch for Vitrifrigo Drawer Fridges and Freezers

March 31st, 2016

Vitrifrigo have introduced a new stainless steel positive lock for their entire drawer range.  A significant improvement over their original South co supplied slam latch catch, Vitrifrigo have now designed their own unique ‘Steel Lock’ latch for their DW Drawer Series. To open the drawer you simply pull up on the ergonomically designed handle to release the catch.  When the door is closed the latch will automatically engage, with a reassuring audible click as the drawer is secured.

Vitrifrigo Steel Lock Catch

 

 

For details of the Vitrifrigo DW Series follow the link below:

www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/category/vitrifrigo-drawer-fridge-or-freezers/

 

New Vitrifrigo Air Lock Fridges

April 10th, 2015

Vitrifrigo Air Lock fridges are here!

12 volt fridge vitrifrigo

 

Available in Piano black or Italian grey Vitrifrigo Air Lock fridges are now in stock.

Already known for their performance and reliability the Vitrifrigo range has now had a make over with new latch, door profile, internal lights and improved doors seals giving them the looks to match their performance.

  • Unique new handle providing a positive lock and vent position.
  • Door easily reversed to left or right hinge and features a re-styled edge.
  • Increased efficiency through added insulation and improved door seal.
  • 3 star freezer compartment with magnetic door closure as standard on all larger fridges (60+ litres) – 3 star freezer compartment is rated to -18°C.
  • Optional fitting frame allows you to secure the fridge either with the door flush or proud of the kitchen units.
  • Full details and images of the new Air Lock fridges are now up on our website – see link below:
    www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/shop/category/vitrifrigo-12-24-volt-fridges/

All popular models of Vitrifirgo air lock fridges are now in stock with the exception of the C90i which is due at the end of April.

Upgrading your Dometic 3 Way or Electrolux 3 Way with a 12V Fridge

January 30th, 2015

Did you know the most efficient replacement fridge for any of the old 3 Way Electrolux RM212 models (RM212 RM212E RM212F) or the Dometic 3 Way fridges (RM5310 RM4210 RM4211 or RM4213) is a the new Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge.

RM212 Electrolux Fridge

12v fridge Vitrifrigo C60i replacement for RM212 and RM5310

The 12 volt Vitrifrigo C60i will fit straight into the existing space and will run directly from your 12 volt DC at a fraction of the power consumption. Consuming as little as 18A/h over 24 hours means you can run this fridge for 48 hours on a 75A/h battery without needing to put any charge back into the leisure battery.

12V Fridge

If you want to go wild camping then a 60W solar panel will give you more than enough power to run this fridge 24/7..

See related articles below for more details of Vitrifrigo 12v fridge running from solar:

http://www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/assets/assets/12%20Volt%20Solar%20Powered%20Fridge%20MMM.pdf

http://www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/blog/2014/11/wild-camping-with-a-12-volt-compressor-fridge-throughout-southern-europe/


All Dometic 3 Way fridges below can be replaced by the Vitrfirgo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM4210 which uses piezo ignition – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM4211 which uses electronic ignition – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM4213 which uses electronic ignition and Thermostatic control – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Dometic RM5310 electronic ignition – Vitrifrigo C60i 12V fridge

Penguin Refrigeration 12/24V Fridge Service Centre

January 23rd, 2015


From February 2015 Penguin Refrigeration’s 12/24V Fridge Service Centre will be open for business.

Offering a unique drive up service for motor homes and campervans to get their DC compressor fridges and freezers checked, serviced and repaired at Penguin’s premises in Havant, Hampshire.

12V Fridge service

Penguin Refrigeration are specialists in the supply, service and support of all 12 volt and 24 volt DC fridges and freezers.  As well as correcting, repairing and providing spare parts, Penguin’s technical staff will advise on how to improve on an existing installation to optimise the performance of the fridge and reduce power consumption, thereby maximising the power available from the service battery.

If your fridge is temperamental, intermittent, or just not working call Penguin Refrigeration to book in your motor home or campervan for their engineers to inspect and fix.  Prices start at just £36 (inc VAT) for an initial inspection and labour to correct basic faults.  For more detail of the work shop pricing follow the link. Workshop price list

To launch Penguin Refrigeration’s new service we are offering an initial promotion of less 20% on all parts for the first 20 customers to use the service through February and March.

So don’t delay for more information contact Mandy Huckvale at workshop@penguinfrigo.co.uk or call her on 02392 453430

 

Penguin Refrigeration at the London Boat Show 2015 – Stand F059

January 11th, 2015

We are exhibiting at the London International Boat Show from 9th to 18th January 2015- Stand F059.  Time to start thinking about the coming season and upgrading that ancient refrigeration system? or treating yourself to some proper air conditioning for those hot nights in the Mediterranean? then Penguin Refrigeration will have the answer.

Large Range of Marine Fridges Freezers and Air Conditioning Products on Display

We have a large range of their marine DC 12 volt or 24 volt compressor fridges and freezers as well as component products to refrigerate an existing cold box on display.  Experts in marine refrigeration Penguin supply all the UK’s major boat builders, unique in our knowledge to help tailor a 12 volt or 24 volt fridge system to your specific requirements, whether blue water sailing or simply river cruising we can advise on the most cost and energy efficient options: http://www.penguinfrigo.co.uk/fridges-and-freezers-for-yachts-and-boats/

Also on display will be the latest Marine Air Conditioning products from Climma.  Climma is manufactured exclusively in Italy by Veco, who produce an extensive range of marine air conditioning products from the smallest stand alone Compact 3.5, suitable for a small sleeping cabin (i.e. a V berth on a 34 foot sailboat) to the Chorus chillers for superyachts of 50m and upwards.  Throughout the range the product is carefully engineered to deliver quiet, efficient cooling and air conditioning solutions using the best quality components within the most compact configuration possible. Recent additions to the Climma range include the new inverter driven variable output DC chiller and ‘dry pan’ fan coils.

Technical Advice

As ever during the show Penguin technical staff will be on hand  to help and assist, offering advice and answers to just about any 12/24 volt fridge, freezer or marine air conditioning related question.  So whether you require advice, spare parts or a new fridge system, Penguin will be able to help you.

Special Offers

We are also be running special promotions exclusive to the show including 10% discount on all Frigoboat component fridge or freezer systems bought at the show and 20% discount on all Vitrifrigo fridges freezers and AC systems, plus additiona discounts on certain other models.

We look forward to seeing you from at the London Boat Show at Excel our stand F059.  For more information and tickets please go to: http://www.londonboatshow.com/2015/home/visit/tickets.aspx