An entry-level option that gives you all the reliability that Engel delivers, the MD40F 38L is the simple Fridge Freezer unit for off-grid adventures.
This is a simplified version of the original Engel series of fridges, but with a lightweight polypropylene cabinet, soft bumpers, a reversible lid, removable handles, the Sawafuji Swing Motor, basic temperature selection through a single dial and operation from 12/24V DC power source – so it’s got all the basics for keeping food and drinks chilled on your adventures.
In this video, our gear guru Ben talks you through everything you need to know about this unit from Engel. He starts out with what you get included with the MD40F, the external dimensions, materials, construction, 12V compatibility, and shows you how to use the control panel.
He then talks you through the compressor and draw, what accessories are available to make it run from 240V, and shows you how much interior space there is – so check it out above for all the details.
0:00 – Intro
1:00 – Weight & dimensions
1:42 – Materials
2:25 – Accessories to run 240V
3:02 – Fuse & control panel
4:13 – Sawafuji Swing Motor
4:47 – Adding a temperature gauge
5:40 – Lid latches & hinges
6:38 – Internal dimensions
7:27 – How many cans & bottles fit?
8:01 – Storage tray