Archive for January, 2015

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

Friday, 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:

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

Friday, 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 or call her on 02392 453430


Penguin Refrigeration at the London Boat Show 2015 – Stand F059

Sunday, 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:

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: