Oasis Montana Inc.
Renewable Energy Supply and Design
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DC energy efficient refrigerators and freezers

DC Solar Refrigerators and Freezers

DC energy efficient refrigerators and freezers

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SunDanzer (formerly Solus) chest-style DC refrigerators and freezers offer low maintenance and highly efficient operation.  A super quiet compressor and fan make these nearly silent. You can save on system costs with SunDanzer battery-powered units; these have low energy consumption and require a smaller PV system for your refrigeration and freezer needs.  These units feature 4.33" (11 cm) of polyurethane insulation and are finished in coated steel cabinets.  The brushless DC motor compressor operates on 12 or 24 VDC.  A patented low-frost system in the freezer units reduces frost build-up for low maintenance. They are easy to clean using the drain hole at the bottom.

For the off-grid user, SunDanzer offers Model DDR165, a DIRECT DRIVE SOLAR REFRIGERATOR.  Click here for information on this high-quality, efficient, low-maintenance chest-style unit.

 


 


DCR165 / DCF165
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DCR225 / DCF225
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For areas with less than four full sun-hours per day, we offer battery-powered units that can run off of 12 or 24VDC (and on a single 75W module in most climates!)  These high efficiency refrigerators and freezers have exceptionally low energy and consumption, requiring smaller, less expensive power systems and low operating expense.

High quality construction provides excellent reliability and long life. Super-insulated cabinets feature 11cm of polyurethane insulation with a powdered-coated galvanized steel exterior and an aluminum interior. A zero-maintenance, brushless, thermostatically controlled DC compressor operates on 12 or 24 VDC. A patented low-frost system reduces frost and moisture build-up for low maintenance. These chest-style refrigerators and freezers are easy to clean using the drain hole at the bottom of the unit.

Low energy consumption is the key that allows SunDanzer refrigerators and freezers to be cost effectively powered from solar, wind, fuel cells or batteries. This technology allows refrigeration in remote locations where it was previously unavailable or prohibitively expensive.

You can also get an AC conversion on your SunDanzer (for $125) done at the factory, that allows operation off AC power; you can still operate it as needed off DC, but once the conversion is done, its primary power source will be AC.

All of these units are manufactured by Electrolux, one of the world's leading manufacturers of quality refrigerators and freezers.

Click DCR165/DCF165 / DCR225/DCF225 to view the inside dimensions.

NOTE: Appliances are not stocked locally and ship from our supplier in the Southwest.

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Part # Description Capacity

Shipping Dimensions
(W" x D" x H")

Shipping
 Weight

 Cost 

DCR165 Battery-Powered Fridge 165 liter
5.8 cu.ft.
40 x 30 x 37

      113 lbs.

 $1189
DCR225 Battery Powered Fridge 225 liter
8 cu.ft.
50 x 30 x 38

      130 lbs.

 $1349
DDR165 Direct-drive Solar Fridge  165 liter
 5.8 cu.ft.
36.8 x 26.2 x 34.5

      130 lbs.

 $1149
DCF165 Battery Powered Freezer 165 liter
5.8 cu.ft.
40 x 30 x 37

      113 lbs.

 $1189
DCF225 Battery Powered Freezer 225 liter
8 cu.ft.
50 x 30 x 38

      130 lbs.

 $1349

Energy Consumption Data on the Battery-powered Units at a Given Ambient Temperature
Model 70 (21.1C) 90F (32.2C) 110F (43.3C)

                                               Watt Hours Per Day

DCR165      77      168      348
DCR225      90      198      393
DCF165     272      441      766
DCF225     360      531      817
                                       Amp Hours Per Day @ 12VDC
Model 70 (21.1C) 90F (32.2C) 110F (43.3C)
DCR165       6.5      14.0      29.0
DCR225       7.5      16.5      32.7
DCF165      22.6      36.7      63.8
DCF225      30.0      44.3      68.1
                                      Amp Hours Per Day @ 24VDC
Model 70 (21.1C) 90F (32.2C) 110F (43.3C)
DCR165       3.2       7.0      14.5
DCR225       3.8       8.2      16.4
DCF165      11.3      18.4      31.9
DCF225      15.0      22.1      34.1


Notes on test results (above) and energy consumption:  refrigerator and freezer performance and energy requirements vary with the ambient (external) temperature, internal temperature (thermostat set-point) and appliance usage (opening and closing the door).  Standard performance test data assume an average internal temperature of 38F (3.3C) for the refrigerator and 10F (-12.2C) for the freezer (this represents the middle thermostat set-point).  During the test, there is no cold or frozen food inside, and no door openings.  In practice, the 90F (32C) load rating for a  refrigerator or freezer approximates real-life usage with an ambient temperature of about 75F  (24C).  Initial warm-start operation, commercial use, more frequent daily usage or large quantities of warm (room temperature) food will also increase energy consumption.  Photovoltaic arrays and batteries must be sized accordingly.

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Need more options?

For a direct connection to your solar panel, click here for information on the SunDanzer DDR165 5.8 cu.ft. chest-style refrigerator.

And for a large capacity, 14.7 cu. ft., chest-style DC freezer, click here to see the SunDanzer 390L model.

Looking for an upright DC refrigerator-freezer? More information on the compact, 4.7 cu. ft.
SunDanzer DCRF134 can be found here.

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NOTE: 
These are not stocked locally and ship from our supplier in the Southwest.  Please call us for a freight rate.

WHAT TRUCK FREIGHT ENTAILS:   The best rate for truck freight shipping is to have you pick it up at the local freight terminal or commercial drop point.  A residential delivery is usually $40 to $45 more than a business delivery, and, a lift gate (which drops the goods off at ground level), is another $80 to $100 in additional fees.  Inside delivery is an additional cost on top of that.

Know someone with a truck? Can you have a dolly or hand cart on hand?  If you can mobilize a couple of strong bodies, you might be able to save $40 to as much as $120 or so on your freight costs.

Call for your freight on any of our truck freight items.

Note:  the above refrigerators and freezers are shipped on a pallet surrounded by heavy, double-corrugated cardboard.  For export shipments, add $50 for additional export crating.

NOTE ABOUT RECEIVING TRUCK FREIGHT ITEMS:  Do not sign for anything until you have inspected your unit. You have spent good money on this, and it was shipped in good condition.  If you don't inspect it, and open the unit at home and find 'hidden damage', there is no recourse for a truck freight claim. All claims for damage MUST be made at the time of receipt of the unit!  Note any damage on the bill of lading before signing off--it's a relatively easy process to get a new unit or replacement parts if you do so.  But not if you don't inspect it!  Also, don't refuse an obviously damaged unit.  You will still be charged for it, as we will also be by our suppliers.  Freight damage is very rare (FORTUNATELY!), but proper documentation and reporting of any damage will expedite the claims process.

Also check out other renewable energy products at www.oasismontana.com as well as these related sites.
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Renewable Energy Supply and Design
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Stevensville, MT 59870

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