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14th September, 2020

Fridge Wiring 101


No matter your adventure, an ARB Fridge Freezer is an essential piece of equipment that keeps food, beverages, and even ice cream cold without the hassle of ice. An ARB Fridge Freezer can be configured to suit any vehicle; from a daily driver, to a 4WD weekender, and even a boat. The ARB Fridge Freezer can be powered by both 12-volt and 24-volt batteries. It can also run off of AC power outlets in your home, campsite, or pure sine wave inverter.

The ARB Fridge Freezer includes a universal cigarette lighter style plug that can be connected to most 12/24V outlets; however, the ARB Fridge wiring kit is highly recommended to ensure that you get the most out of your ARB Fridge Freezer. Many 12/24V outlets in vehicles do not supply enough power to run an ARB Fridge Freezer at their optimal level. These outlets are typically powered by thin gauge wire which is only meant to charge small devices such as a cell phone. Additionally, many of these outlets only receive power when the vehicle is on. The fridge may not run at all or it may only run for a period of time before it turns itself off.

The ARB Fridge wiring kit includes 20 feet of 10 gauge wire, a 15amp fuse, and a threaded socket which mates with the 12/24V cord included with the ARB Fridge Freezer. The 20 feet of wire provides the flexibility to mount the fridge in multiple locations. The cigarette-lighter portion of the cord can be unthreaded and removed which reveals a new connection that is meant for the threaded socket. The threaded socket ensures that the cord does not come loose when driving through rigorous terrain. The threaded socket can be configured as a surface mount or a flush mount.

Unlike its competition, the ARB Fridge Freezer is built tough enough to handle the extreme terrain and conditions found in, but not limited to, the Australian Outback. Ditch the ice. The ARB Fridge Freezer is cooler than a cooler.

The ARB Fridge Wiring Kit includes: 

  • 10 gauge wire (20ft)
  • 15 amp fuse
  • Threaded socket (mates with 12/24V cord) 

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