EdgeStar FP430 43 Qt Portable Compact Refrigerator or Freezer AC/DC : Works great in our boat

I’ve owned this fridge for two years and taken it in my suv for many overland trips. I strap it down by the handles and although they are plastic they seem to hold up very well. The unit stays very cold even when the temperature in the vehicle is high. You can spend a lot more but you won’t get a better product.

It’s quiet, small enough for the boat, and it worked.

EdgeStar FP430 43 Qt Portable Compact Refrigerator or Freezer AC/DC

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  • Volume: 43 qt. / equivalent to 60 12oz. cans, Range: -8°F to 50°F; Outside Dimensions: 20.8″h x 24.7″w x 17.7″d
  • 12/24 volt power lead: 6′ detachable power cord, 115 volt power lead 8′ detachable power cord
  • Flash Freeze function rapidly cools the unit to -8°F, Warranty: 90 days labor, 1 year parts
  • Compressor based cooling method freezes faster than Thermoelectric counterparts
  • For a larger version of this model please see FP630 or FP861; Inside Dimensions: 14.96″ h x 11.42″w x 18.50″d

I received my new 43qt fridge and was very excited. I have an 86 quart model that i love. After 30 seconds, i get an hh on the temperature display. Looking it up on the web, it states that the room temperature is over 104 degrees. I have nothing around this fridge for 1 to 3 feet in every direction. I have my 86 quart across the room in this same room and it is having no problems. Instead of paying almost $100 to ship this (very) heavy fridge back, i sent an e-mail to customer support via their website. I received a confirmation e-mail stating that someone would contact me within 2 business days.

Faster than forecastawsome and heavyduty producr.

It kept our smoothies frozen for over a week in south texas, we would plug it into a wall outlet and night and the cigar outlet when traveling. It is very quite on the back seat on our f-150 supercab.

EdgeStar FP430 43 Qt Portable Compact Refrigerator or Freezer AC/DC : It is heavy and the inner space is not as big as i expected.

The unit was defective, right out of the box. After checking out the ‘advanced repair’ video i took it apart and discovered one wire of the the temperature sensor was pinched and the other wire was not connected at all. Once i did the fix all is good, however vey bad manufacturing qaqc to have this happen.

This is a great product for a camper van and seems to be quality built. It uses less than 4 amps of dc current to keep things very cold. It also works very well on 120v ac. I surrounded the cooler with an additional layer of polyisocyanurate insulation (leaving all vents uncovered) and the compressor runs very infrequently. The two solar cells i use easily handle it’s current draw. I am not saying the additional insulation that i used was necessary, however, i wanted that extra cusion of performance for very hot ambient temperatures or if i needed solar cells to recharge battery. Finally, compact appliance is a company easy to work with and eager to see that customers are satisfied with their products.

Pros:great pricegets to temp easilycons:a bit heavy but i don’t have another fridge of this type to compare it toi bought this for a recent camping trip. I used it straight for 2 months before just the trip and it ran great. It was able to make ice in bottled water. It kept our frozen food icy. I got the cover for it which kept it from getting scratched and dirty. I may try to keep it in the back of my pickup exposed to the elements on my next trip to see if it can handle the elements. I will update the review if i attempt this.

Nice product work great in my 18 wheelers, money saver for over the road drivers.

We bought this to use on an extended trailer trip. We debated getting it because of the cost, but it was absolutely the right decision. We are hooked on our morning greens and fruit smoothies and this kept our frozen veggies and fruit frozen for the whole trip. We used it to refreeze our blue ice packs to use in a little cooler as well so there was no need to buy ice for the cooler. It ran off the truck 12-volt while we were driving and plugged into ac at night. It switched automatically and we never had a problem with the freezer or the truck batteries.

Works amazingly and it can run for days on my back up battery.

Great deal and so much cheaper than camping world and not all plastic.

Works well, looks good in the office.

Has operated as advertised with no problems. Has run off vehicle battery for 3 days without vehicle running.

I ran this for the first half of the year and it performed well. The casing dents easily but isn’t affected performance. I use this in my campervan which shakes the crap out of it and it still has not come apart inside, so i’d say it’s solidly built.

This unit fit perfectly into our 30′ sailboat. With duel power options (ac/dc) it was easy to keep powered and keep cold. On shore-power we ran the unit down to 0*, then when cruising and using 12v the temperature would rise to around 30* but most items stayed frozen. This unit is heavy duty, easy to use and a value for the price.

I just got my freezer, and so far, so good, though i do have a couple of gripes. First, measuring the inside dimensions gives a capacity of 40 quarts, not 43. Maybe that’s not a very big deal, but the item title is wrong. Second, the ‘fast/flash freeze’ feature is not what i would consider ‘fast’. It took 1 1/2 hours on ac power to drop from 67 degrees to -8 degrees. Again, maybe that’s not a very big deal, and the time would be improved by placing already frozen items into the freezer, but i felt it was enough to drop a star. I will be using this freezer with my own battery at a farmer’s market this summer and will update my review to reflect my experiences there. I still have high hopes that it will perform admirably.

I am a truck driver and absolutely love this damn thing.

Holds a lot of food and drink, durable offroad, keeps everything cold and fresh. This will make ice without a problem. Definitely a great alternative to engle and arb. You can’t beat it for the money.

Liked the fact that after a 6 1/2 hour trip, i only had lost a 4 degree increase in temp so everything arrived still frozen. The dc cord was not long enough to reach the 12 volt outlet. I highly recommend this product.

Worked as expected great buy for the money. It’s on our sailboat and we love it.

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EdgeStar FP430 43 Qt Portable Compact Refrigerator or Freezer AC/DC
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4.7 / 5  stars, based on  80  reviews