AGAIN, THE BEST COOLBOXES
AGAIN, THE BEST COOLBOXES
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DOMETIC CFX3 PORTABLE REFRIGERATORS
In this article we share the most frequently asked questions that customers ask us about the Dometic CFX3 coolers, in our opinion (but also confirmed by numerous online reviews) the best cooler on the market right now.
Durability, power, comfort, app control, aesthetics, insulation, these products lack for nothing.
Dometic makes great products; some useful only in particular situations, or for professionals (given the quality and medium-high prices), but these portable refrigerators are useful and desirable for everyone.
Dometic are quality portable refrigerators, designed for those who plan to use the product for years and years, even 24/7 and in difficult environments, often moving the refrigerator between sand, vegetation, different vehicles, etc. They obviously cost more than the cheapest refrigerators. If you are interested in buying a cheap cooler, you will definitely prefer our Diniwid➥.
To begin, the new video dedicated to the CFX3, to see how they are built:
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Presentazione del modello CFX3 55IM con il fabbricatore di ghiaccio integrato.
HOW LONG DOES THE CFX3 55IM RAPID FREEZER TAKE TO MAKE ICE?
With room temperature up to 32°C and internal temperature set from 2.7°C to 5°C, you will have ice cubes in about 2 and a half hours.
During this time the compressor runs at 100% in order to freeze as fast as possible. After this period of time, the freezer will switch to a standard mode, keeping the ice and reverting to energy saving.
CAN THE CFX3 55IM QUICK FREEZE PLATE FREEZE FOOD OR OTHER THINGS?
Yes! To remove the ice tray, simply lift it up. Try freezing foods or use it to quickly chill hot beer. If any dirt etc gets stuck on the surface, switch off the fast freeze and let it defrost. If you need to clean it, use warm soapy water.
CAN I SIT OR STAND ON THE LID OF A CFX3?
Yes. The lids are made of polypropylene plastic, a material that is very hard to break and will last over time. The interior is made of compact insulating foam. No problem, enjoy.
HOW DO I CHANGE THE OPENING DIRECTION OF THE LID?
In the possible models (CFX3 55IM; CFX3 75DZ; CFX3 95DZ; CFX3 100) it will be sufficient to remove the cover, use a 4 mm Allen key to remove the hinge pins and swap them with the other side, then reassemble the dressing discs . Download the image here, you can also find it in the manual.
CAN THE HANDLES OF THE CFX3 BE REMOVED?
Yes, you can take the handles off by removing the screws with a 5mm allen key.
CAN THE CFX3 ALSO HEAT?
No, being equipped with compressor technology, it cannot heat. If you are interested in a refrigerator that can also heat, then take a look at these models: TROPICOOL.
WHAT ARE THE TEMPERATURES FOR REFRIGERATION AND FREEZING?
We recommend -15°C for freezing and 4°C for refrigeration. These temperatures optimize performance versus power consumption. Remember: Even small increases or decreases in the core temperature settings can affect energy consumption.
IS THE COMPRESSOR IN THESE REFRIGERATORS RELIABLE?
Nothing better than these compressors. The CFX3's compressors are powerful and freeze efficiently down to -22°C with special insulation that does not disperse cold air. The name of the compressors used is VMSO3, Dometic produces them in house and they are fantastic energy efficient.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE APP AND THE DISPLAY
I DON'T SEE THE PORTABLE REFRIGERATOR IN THE WIFI LIST, WHY?
By default, the WiFi signal is deactivated, 'off'. To switch to 'on', press 'SET' on the refrigerator control panel 5 times (one compartment models), or 6 times (two compartment models), followed by '+' once. The default name will be “CFX_xxxxxxxx”.
HOW TO READ THE GRAPH IN THE CFX3 APP?
The graph shows the internal temperature over time and the energy consumption (Ah/h). The temperature line is in white, the energy consumption scale is in orange. Note: Energy consumption is displayed only when using DC power.
WHAT DOES NOTICE XX' ON THE DISPLAY MEAN?
Enter the app to get more information about this alert. You can also look in the manual, you will find the list of possible warnings and errors.
WHAT IS THE PASSWORD TO CONNECT THE FIRST TIME OR AFTER RESETTING THE FACTORY SETTINGS?
The factory default password is 8 zeros: 00000000.
QUESTIONS REGARDING THE BATTERY AND POWER
HOW DO I CONNECT MY CFX3 TO THE SOLAR PANEL?
A battery will be used to store the energy from the solar panel. Modern batteries already have an internal charge regulator and will automatically supply energy to your CFX3 at the right voltage.
It is recommended to use a 100W or larger solar panel and a battery of at least 40Ah (Dometic supplies the dedicated battery PLB40). To find out how long a battery will power a CFX3, look at the average energy consumption per hour (Ah/hr) of your CFX3 model. As an example, with the PLB40 battery supplied by Dometic, the CFX3 35 can be powered for approximately 35 hours. Remember that consumption and battery life largely depend on the use of the refrigerator and the outside temperature.
CAN THE PBL40 BATTERY BE CHARGED AND SIMULTANEOUSLY POWER THE CFX3?
I HAVE LOST/BROKEN THE POWER CORD. DO YOU HAVE A SPARE PART?
Yes. Contact us, we will help you order the spare part.
DOES THE CFX3 KEEP FOOD COLD EVEN IF IT IS OFF AND THE BATTERY IS EMPTY?
The Dometic cooler has good insulation, which allows it to maintain the internal temperature. In a test conducted by Dometic, the 24 x 33cl cans inside the CFX3 55 refrigerator warmed up by approximately 1 degree every hour. For the test the internal temperature of the cooler was 3.3°C and the ambient temperature was 21°C.