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SunDanzer DC Refrigerator - 5.8CF (DCR165)

$1,199.00

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5.8 cubic foot DC refrigerator for your remote or off-grid refrigeration needs. Uses just 62 kWh/year!

SKU: 62581 DCR165

SunDanzer DC Refrigerator - 5.8CF (DCR165)


With thick insulation and a refrigeration system optimized to run on solar power, the SunDanzer DCR165 provides reliable operation with great cost-effectiveness. This high-efficiency DC refrigerator features 5.8 cubic feet of chest-style refrigeration space with exceptionally low energy consumption. The zero-maintenance, brushless, thermostatically-controlled DC compressor operates on either 12 or 24 volts DC, and the unit uses only 168 Watt-hours per day (62 kWh/year)* - so a single 75W solar panel is sufficient to operate it in most cases. Add the optional AC adapter for a factory-installed smart AC adapter that switches the DCR165's power source to AC when it is available, then back to DC when it's not. The AC adapter is not available separately - it must be purchased with the refrigerator for installation at the factory.

High quality construction provides the SunDanzer DCR165 with excellent reliability and a long life. The super-insulated cabinet features 11cm of polyurethane insulation with a powdered-coated galvanized steel exterior and an aluminum interior. A patented low-frost system reduces frost and moisture buildup for minimal maintenance. These chest-style refrigerators are easy to clean using the drain hole at the bottom of the unit.

In addition to solar PV, the SunDanzer DCR165 can also be cost-effectively powered by DC sources like wind, fuel cells, or batteries so you have plenty of off-grid refrigeration options.


SunDanzer DCR165 Refrigerator Features

  • 5.8 cubic feet of interior space
  • Uses just 62 kWh/year*
  • Runs on a single 75W solar panel in most climates
  • 12 or 24 VDC operation with low voltage disconnect for battery protection
  • Environmentally friendly, CFC-free refrigerant (R-134a)
  • Rugged, scratch-resistant galvanized steel exterior
  • Easy-to-clean aluminum interior with drain hole
  • Interior light
  • Patented low-frost system
  • Automatic control with adjustable thermostat
  • Baskets for food organization



*Running at 12 VDC at standard test conditions: 90°F ambient temperature, 38°F refrigerator temperature, with no door openings.

SunDanzer DCR165 Refrigerator Specs

  • 36.8" L x 26.2" W x 34.5" D
  • 130 lbs
  • Capacity: 5.8 cubic feet (165 liters)
  • Voltage: 10.4 - 17 VDC (12V), 22.8 - 31.5 VDC (24V)
  • Energy consumption: 168 Watt-hours or 14 amp-hours per day (62 kWh/year)* - runs on a single 75W solar panel in most climates
  • Manufacturer: SunDanzer
  • Model number: DCR165


*Running at 12 VDC at standard test conditions: 90°F ambient temperature, 38°F refrigerator temperature, with no door openings.

This product is shipped from one of our warehouses in Northern California. Orders placed after 12 p.m. will typically ship the following business day. To see an estimate of our delivery times, click here.

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Returns of solar panels, inverters or other large ticket items will incur a re-stocking fee of up to 20%. Freight shipping is non-refundable.


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