DOMETIC Cooking Boxes Coolfreeze
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Please read this manual carefully before starting the device. Keep it in a safe place for future reference. If the device is passed on to another person, this manual must be handed over to the user along with it.
The manufacturer cannot be held liable for damage resulting from improper usage or incorrect operation.
Explanation of symbols
|WARNING! Safety instruction:
Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
Safety instruction: Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
Indicates a situation that, if not avoided, can result in property damage.
Supplementary information for operating the product
WARNING! Failure to obey these warnings could result in death or serious injury.
- Do not operate the cooling device if it is visibly damaged.
- If this cooling device’s power cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, customer service or a similarly qualified person in order to prevent safety hazards.
- If this cooling device’s power cable is damaged, it must be replaced to prevent safety hazards.
- This cooling device may only be repaired by qualified personnel.
Improper repairs can lead to considerable hazards.
- When positioning the device, ensure the supply cord is not trapped or damaged.
- Do not locate multiple portable socket-outlets or portable power supplies at the rear of the device.
- This device can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the device in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
- Children shall not play with the device.
- Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
- Children aged from 3 to 8 years are allowed to load and unload cooling devices.
- Do not store any explosive substances such as spray cans with a flammable propellant in the cooling device.
CAUTION! Failure to obey these cautions could result in minor or moderate injury
- Before starting the cooling device, ensure that the power supply line and the plug are dry.
- Disconnect the cooling device from the power supply
– before each cleaning and maintenance
– after every use
- Please check if the cooling capacity of the device is suitable for storing the food or medicine you wish to cool.
- Food may only be stored in its original packaging or in suitable containers.
- Opening the cooling device for long periods can cause significant increase of the temperature in the compartments of the device.
- Clean regularly surfaces that can come in contact with food and accessible drainage systems.
- Store raw meat and fish in suitable containers in the device, so that it is not in contact with or can drip onto other food.
- If the device is left empty for long periods:
– Switch off the device.
– Defrost the device.
– Clean and dry the device.
– Leave the lid open to prevent mould developing within the device.
NOTICE! Damage hazard
- Check that the voltage specification on the type plate corresponds to that of the energy supply.
- Only connect the cooling device to a DC power supply in the vehicle with the DC cable.
- Only connect the cooling device as follows:
– With the DC connection cable to a DC power supply in the vehicle
– Or with the AC connection cable to an AC power supply
- Connect the cooling device with an AC connection cable to the AC power supply.
- Never pull the plug out of the socket by the cable.
- If the cooling device is connected to a DC outlet: Disconnect the cooling device and other power consuming devices from the battery before connecting a quick charging device.
- If the cooling device is connected to a DC outlet: Disconnect the cooling device or switch it off when you turn off the engine. Otherwise you may discharge the battery.
- The cooling device is not suitable for transporting caustic materials or materials containing solvents.
- The insulation of the cooling device contains flammable cyclopentane and requires special disposal procedures. Deliver the cooling device at the end of its life-cycle to an appropriate recycling center.
- Do not use electrical devices inside the cooling device unless they are recommended by the manufacturer for the purpose.
- Do not place the cooling device near naked flames or other heat sources (heaters, direct sunlight, gas ovens etc.).
- Risk of overheating!
Ensure at all times that there is a minimum of 50 mm ventilation on all four sides of the cooling device. Keep the ventilation area free of any objects that could restrict the air flow to the cooling components.
Do not place the cooling device in closed compartments or areas with none or minimal air flow.
- Ensure that the ventilation openings are not covered.
- Do not fill the inner container with ice or fluids.
- Never immerse the cooling device in water.
- Protect the cooling device and cables against heat and moisture.
The cooler CDF11 (ref. no. 9600000599) is suitable for cooling and freezing foodstuffs.
The device has been designed for use with a 12/24 Vg on-board power supply socket of a car (cigarette lighter) or caravan.
The appliance may also be used for camping use. The appliance shall not be exposed to rain.
Two-star frozen-food compartments are suitable for storing pre-frozen food, storing or making ice-cream and making ice cubes.
One-, two- and three-star compartments are not suitable for the quick-freezing of fresh food.
To operate the device using a 220 – 240 V~ mains supply, we recommend using a rectifier (accessory).
|CAUTION! Health hazard!
Please check if the cooling capacity of the device is suitable for storing the food or medicine you wish to cool.
Scope of delivery
- Cooling device
- Connection cable for 12/24 Vg connection
- Carry strap
The cooler can chill products, keep them cool as well as freeze them. A maintenance-free refrigerant circuit with compressor provides the cooling.
The cooler is suitable for mobile use.
When used in vehicles the cooler can be secured with the seat belt.
An integrated battery monitor can be set to protect your vehicle battery from discharging to dangerously low levels (see chapter “Using the battery monitor” Check down below).
If an error occurs within the interior electronics, the cooling can be kept by using an emergency switch.
Description of the device
Position in fig.,
|3||Fixing position for seat belt|
|4||Interior LED light|
|8||Skid proof pad|
Operating and display elements
Control panel (fig.)
|1||On/Off button||Switches the cooler on or off when the button is pressed for between one and two seconds|
|LED lights up green||Compressor is on; preset temperature isn’t reached yet|
|LED lights up orange||Preset temperature is reached|
|LED flashes orange||Insufficient voltage|
|3||ERROR||LED flashes red||Device is switched on but not ready for operation|
|4||SET||Selects the input mode
|5||Display||Shows the temperature inside the cooling compartment The first three digits of the four-digit display show the temperature, the fourth digit shows the temperature unit (°C or °F).
In case of an error the display shows the error message “Err1” or “Err2”.
|6||+||Press once to increase the value|
|7||–||Press once to decrease the value|
The device is equipped with an interior LED light which remains on whenever power is connected. The power consumption of this LED light is extremely low and insignificant compared to the overall power consumption of the device.
Before initial use
|NOTE Before starting your new cooling device for the first time, you should clean it inside and outside with a damp cloth for hygienic reasons (please also refer to the chapter “Cleaning and maintenance” Check down below).|
Energy saving tips
- Choose a well ventilated installation location which is protected against direct sunlight.
- Allow warm food to cool down first before placing it in the device to keep cool.
- Do not open the cooling device more often than necessary.
- Do not leave the lid open for longer than necessary.
- Defrost the cooler once a layer of ice forms.
- Avoid unnecessary low temperatures.
Locking the cooler
➤ Close the lid.
➤ Press the lock (fig. 7 ) down until it snaps in audibly.
Securing the cooler in the vehicle
➤ Open the lid of the cooler.
➤ Place the seat belt into the fixing position (fig. 3) of the cooler.
➤ Close the lid.
➤ Fasten the seat belt and tighten it.
Switching-on the cooler
| NOTICE! Danger of damaging the device!
The cooler can be operated with 12 V or 24 Vg.
For safety reasons the cooler is equipped with an electronic system to prevent polarity reversal. This protects the cooler against short-circuiting when connecting to a battery.
➤ Place the cooler on a firm foundation.
Make sure that the ventilation slots are not covered and that the heated air can dissipate.
➤ Plug the DC connection cable into the DC voltage socket of the cooler.
➤ Connect the connection cable to the DC power outlet.
|NOTE During normal operation the emergency switch (fig. 12) has to be set to the “Normal” position.|
➤ Press the “ON/OFF” button (fig. 1) for three seconds.
✓ The “POWER” LED (fig.2 2) lights up green.
When the cooler reaches the preset temperature, the LED lights up orange.
✓ The display (fig. 5) switches on and shows the current cooling temperature.
✓ The cooler starts cooling the interior.
Setting the temperature
➤ Press the “SET” button (fig. 4) once.
➤ Use the “+” (fig. 6) and “–” (fig. 7) buttons to select the cooling temperature.
✓ The cooling temperature appears in the display for a few seconds. The display flashes several times and then the current temperature is displayed again.
Selecting the temperature units
You can switch the temperature display between Celsius and Fahrenheit. This is how to do it:
➤ Switch on the cooler.
➤ Press the “SET” button (fig. 4) twice.
➤ Use the “+” (fig. 6) and “–” (fig. 7) buttons to select Celsius or Fahrenheit.
✓ The selected temperature units then appear in the display for a few seconds. The display flashes several times before it returns to the current temperature.
Using the battery monitor
|NOTICE! Danger of damage!
When switched off by the battery monitor, the battery will no longer be fully charged. Avoid starting repeatedly or operating current consumers without longer charging phases. Ensure that the battery is recharged.
The device is equipped with a multi-level battery monitor that protects your vehicle battery against excessive discharging when the device is connected to the on board 12/24 V supply.
If the cooler is operated when the vehicle ignition is switched off, the cooler switches off automatically as soon as the supply voltage falls below a set level. The cooler will switch back on once the battery has been recharged to the restart voltage level.
When switched off by the battery monitor due to low voltage the display (fig. 5) goes blank and the “POWER” LED (fig. 2) flashes orange
In “HIGH” mode, the battery monitor responds faster than at the levels “LOW” and “MED” (see the following table).
|Battery monitor mode||LOW||MED||HIGH|
|Switch-off voltage at 12 V||10.1 V||11.4 V||11.8 V|
|Restart voltage at 12 V||11.1 V||12.2 V||12.6 V|
|Switch-off voltage at 24 V||21.5 V||24.1 V||24.6 V|
|Restart voltage at 24 V||23.0 V||25.3 V||26.2 V|
This is how to select the battery monitor mode:
➤ Switch on the cooler.
➤ Press the “SET” button (fig. 4) three times.
➤ Use the “+” (fig. 6) and “–” (fig. 7) buttons to select the battery monitor mode.
✓ The selected mode then appears in the display for a few seconds. The display flashes several times before it returns to the current temperature.
When the cooler is supplied by the starter battery, select the battery monitor mode “HIGH”. If the cooler is connected to a supply battery, the battery monitor mode “LOW” will suffice. If you wish to operate the cooler from the AC mains, set the battery monitor to the “LOW” position.
Using the emergency switch
The device is equipped with an emergency switch. Thus you can keep cooling if an error occurs within the interior electronics.
During normal operation the emergency switch (fig. 12) has to be set to the “Normal” position.
➤ If the interior electronics fail: Slide the emergency switch to the “Emergency” position.
Switching off the cooler
➤ Empty the cooler.
➤ Switch the cooler off: Press the “ON/OFF” button (fig. 1) for three seconds.
➤ Pull out the connection cable.
If you do not want to use the cooler for a longer period of time:
➤ Leave the cover slightly open. This prevents odour build-up.
Defrosting the cooler
Humidity can form frost in the interior of the cooling device or on the vaporizer. This reduces the cooling capacity.
Defrost the device in good time to avoid this.
|NOTICE! Danger of damaging the device!
Never use hard or pointed tools to remove ice or to loosen objects which have frozen in place.
To defrost the cooler, proceed as follows:
➤ Take out the contents of the cooling device.
➤ If necessary, place them in another cooling device to keep them cool.
➤ Switch off the device.
➤ Leave the cover open.
➤ Wipe off the defrosted water.
Replacing the plug fuse (12/24 V)
➤ Pull the adapter sleeve (fig. 4) off of the plug.
➤ Unscrew the screw (fig. 5) out of the upper half of the housing (fig. 6).
➤ Carefully raise the upper half of the housing from the lower (fig. 1) half.
➤ Take out the contact pin (fig. 3).
➤ Replace the defective fuse (fig. 2) with a new one that has the same rating (T8A 32V).
➤ Re-assemble the plug in the reverse order.
Cleaning and maintenance
|NOTICE! Damage hazard
➤ Occasionally clean the device interior and exterior with a damp cloth.
➤ Make sure that the air inlet and outlet vents on the device are free of any dust and dirt, so that heat can be released and the device is not damaged.
The statutory warranty period applies. If the product is defective, please contact the manufacturer’s branch in your country (see dometic.com/dealer) or your retailer.
For repair and warranty processing, please include the following documents when you send in the device:
- A copy of the receipt with purchasing date
- A reason for the claim or description of the fault
|Fault||Possible cause||Suggested remedy|
|Device does not function, “POWER” LED does not glow.||There is no voltage flowing from the DC power socket in your vehicle.||There is no voltage flowing from the DC power socket in your vehicle.|
|The device does not cool (plug is inserted, “POWER” LED is lit).||Defective compressor.||This can only be repaired by an authorised repair centre.|
|The device does not cool (plug is inserted, “POWER” LED flashes, the display is blank).||Battery voltage is too low.||Check the battery and charge if necessary.
Check the wiring and connections.
|When operating from the DC power socket:
The ignition is on and the cooling device is not working.
|The fitting of the DC power socket is dirty.
This results in a poor electrical contact.
|If the plug becomes very warm in the DC power socket fitting, either the fitting must be cleaned or the plug has not been assembled correctly.|
|The fuse of the DC||Replace the fuse of the DC plug with|
|plug has blown.||one of the same rating.|
|The vehicle fuse has blown.||Replace the vehicle’s DC power socket fuse. Please refer to the operating manual of your vehicle.|
|“ERROR” LED flashes and the display shows “ERR1” or “ERR2”.||Device is defective.||This can only be repaired by an authorised repair centre.|
➤ Place the packaging material in the appropriate recycling waste bins wherever possible.
|If you wish to finally dispose of the product, ask your local recycling centre or specialist dealer for details about how to do this in accordance with the applicable disposal regulations.|
|Storage volume:||10.5 litres|
|Connection voltage:||12/24 Vg|
|Power consumption:||max. 30 W|
|Cooling capacity:||+10 °C to –18 °C|
|Refrigerant quantity:||28 g|
|CO2 equivalent:||0.040 t|
|Global warming potential (GWP):||1430|
|Dimensions:||540 x 235 x 358 mm|
|Operating temperature range:||18 °C to 43 °C|
At ambient temperatures above 32 °C (90 °F) the minimum temperature cannot be achieved.
The refrigerant circuit contains R134a.
Contains fluorinated greenhouse gases
Hermetically sealed equipment
For the current EU declaration of conformity for your device please refer to the respective product page on dometic.com or contact the manufacturer directly (Check above).