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26th January, 2021

Fridge Buying Guide


Whether you’re an overlander, rock crawler, road tripper, or grocery hauler, there is an ARB Fridge Freezer that suits you and your vehicle. There’s no longer a need for the old school cooler and trips to the corner store for ice. Simply connect the ARB Fridge Freezer to your vehicles 12/24V and you will have ice cold food and drinks without having to worry about running out of ice or your vehicle’s battery dying.


  • Wide temperature adjustment range for easy freezing or refrigerating
  • Battery protection to ensure your vehicles battery does not die
  • Built to handle rigorous terrain
  • Internal dairy/fruit compartment
  • Comprehensive three-year warranty

ARB offers three different fridge freezer lines; Zero, Classic, and Elements. Here, we will cover the key differences between each of the fridge lines to ensure that you are able to choose the ARB Fridge Freezer that is right for you.


The ARB ZERO Fridge Freezer series is jam-packed with unique features to make your outdoor experience as carefree as possible. Available in either single- or dual-zone, and in a range of five different sizes, the ZERO Fridge Freezer is a must-have for anyone in need of a premium cooling product.


Dual Zone

If you’d like to freeze and refrigerate? Look no further, the ARB Zero 73QT and 101QT Fridge Freezers feature dual zone capabilities that are completely adjustable. The option to both freeze and refrigerate is essential for longer overland trips.

Bluetooth Compatibility

Simply download the Zero Fridge App on a smartphone or tablet for complete fridge control and monitoring. This convenient feature is handy when you forget to power on the fridge, adjust the temperature. The app also allows user to create presets for easy fridge adjustment.

Power Ports

The ARB ZERO Fridge Freezer features front and rear DC ports while also incorporating front AC and USB ports. The conveniently located power ports make switching from AC to DC a simple task. The fridge will automatically switch to AC power and conserve your vehicle’s battery. The USB 5V, 3,000mA outlet is perfect for charging cell phones and cameras.


Zero 63QT, 73QT, and 101QT fridge freezers feature a side opening, reversible, and removable lid. This feature makes accessing your fridge easy, regardless of its mounting location. Zero 38QT and 47QT fridge freezers offer a front-opening, removable lid.

Boost Mode

The Zero Boost Mode will ramp up the speed of the compressor when you need to cool items fast.

Power Pack

The optional ARB Fridge Freezer Power Pack provides complete portability beyond your vehicle which is perfect for a day on the beach or lake. The 15Ah lithium battery will run your Zero Fridge Freezer for up to 18 hours. Only compatible with ARB Zero Fridge Freezers.


  • Slide
  • Power Pack
  • Transit Bag
  • Tie Down Kit
  • Wiring Kit


It’s been almost a decade since ARB launched the first model in its proven line-up of portable fridge freezers. Today the Classic II Series consists of four models with capacities ranging from 37 to 82 quart, meaning there’s a fridge to suit every vehicle and use.


The ARB Classic II Series features an adjustable single zone, fridge or freezer. The fridge can be set anywhere between 0-50F.

Classic Design

The easily recognized, ARB Classic II fridge design with an updated black and gray colorway.

Bluetooth Compatibility

ARB Classic II Fridge Freezers include a Bluetooth module in the box. Simply download the ARB Fridge Connect app on a smartphone or tablet for complete fridge control and monitoring. This convenient feature is handy when you forget to power on the fridge, adjust the temperature. The app also allows you to create presets for easy fridge adjustment.


  • Slide
  • Extended Fridge Slide
  • Transit Bag
  • Tie Down Kit
  • Wiring Kit


Our flagship Elements Fridge Freezer is constructed of stainless steel and offers a fully weatherproof exterior. While designed to withstand 365 days a year mounted in the bed of a pick-up, the 63-quart Elements Fridge Freezer is just as suitable in the back of an SUV, in the kitchen of the camper, or on the stern of your boat.



Hence its name, the ARB Elements is designed to live outdoors. Its stainless-steel body and protected electrical connectors make it weatherproof. Mount it in the back of your pick-up or on your boat with peace of mind that it will be protected from the elements.

Fridge or Freezer

The ARB Elements is an adjustable single zone, fridge or freezer. The fridge can be set anywhere between 0-50F.


We needed to make sure the ARB Elements was secure since it’s designed to live outdoors. For this, we incorporated a lock that can be unlocked by entering a user generated code. When the lid is shut, access to power and adjustment buttons are hidden which prevents them from being tampered with. For additional security, we offer a built-in padlock recessed hook and an optional tamper-proof solid mount kit.

Lid Strut

The incorporated gas lid strut eliminated the need to hold the lid. Grabbing items from your fridge couldn’t be easier with the ARB Elements.

Bluetooth Compatibility

The ARB Elements has the option to monitor fridge status and battery voltage via the ARB Fridge App Connect Module.


  • Slide
  • Solid Mount Kit
  • Tie Down Kit
  • Wiring Kit
  • Bluetooth Monitoring

Dual ZoneX  
Single ZoneXXX
Weatherproof  X
AC & USB PortX  
Boost ModeX  
Portable Power PackX  
Security Lock  X
Bluetooth CapabilityXXX* Temp check only
Connect App (iOS, Android)XX 




The ARB Fridge/Freezer transit bag shields your ARB Classic or Zero fridge from dents and scratches while also providing additional insulation in extreme temperatures.



With a flat mounting base for secure fitment and multi position latch, the fridge slide will ensure easy access to your ARB Fridge Freezer at all times. Sealed roller bearings prevent dust ingress and incorporate a lock-in lock-out mechanism to ensure the slide stays in position no matter what angle your vehicle is on.


The full extension fridge slide offers 100% extension capability, providing additional storage behind the 37qt or 50qt ARB Classic II Fridge Freezer. This additional space is ideal for storing equipment or a sealed battery.



A unique tie down solution for each ARB Fridge Freezer line ensures that your fridge will be secured at all times. Direct bolt on to any ARB Fridge Slide.



Many vehicle outlets only provide enough power to charge a phone or camera. The ARB Fridge Wiring Kit will allow the ARB Fridge Freezer to work in any vehicle. This wiring kit connects directly to the vehicles battery and includes a threaded socket to ensure the cord does not wiggle loose on the trail.



Keeping your portable fridge powered so your food and drinks remain cold without the need to be hooked up to your vehicle, the lightweight ARB Fridge Freezer Power Pack* features a 15Ah lithium battery for up to 18 hours* runtime.

Operation is quick and easy – after conveniently attaching the pack to your fridge via high-power rubberized magnets, connect the power cable to the DC outlet, press the ON/OFF button and you’re good to go!

*Currently available for the ZERO Fridge Freezer series


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