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5 Things You Need to Know About Fridges With Battery Backup

BougeRV’s ASPEN dual-zone fridge with battery backup

Have you ever had the misfortune of losing power and realizing your fridge is gradually turning into a lukewarm box of spoiled food? Trust us, we've all been there. But what if we told you there's a way to prevent this nightmare scenario? Introducing fridges with battery backup—perfect for anyone who values fresh food and peace of mind.

In today's post, we'll explore everything you need to know about fridges with battery backup. We'll cover how they work, their benefits, tips on choosing the right one, and top picks for RV camping. 

Grab a cup of coffee or tea, and let's get started!

1. Why You Need a Fridge With Battery Backup?

First things first, why should you even consider a fridge with battery backup? Well, let’s break it down:

  • Go Off-Grid: Whether you're dealing with a sudden power cut, transitioning between campsites, or enjoying the freedom of RV life, the battery-powered fridge keeps running smoothly. Explore those hidden gems without worrying about where you'll plug in next.

  • Food Safety and Peace of Mind: Spoiled food isn’t just a waste of money; it’s also a health hazard. With a battery backup, your meats, dairy, and veggies stay fresh 24/7, even when you're miles away from civilization. It’s one less thing to worry about.

  • Medical Needs: If you’ve got meds that need refrigeration, like insulin, having a dependable fridge is not just convenient—it’s essential.

  • Energy efficiency: Modern fridges with battery backup are designed to be energy-efficient, often consuming less than 1 kWh of electricity per day compared to traditional models. Many of these fridges are also solar-compatible, allowing you to capture the sun's energy to keep your beer cold!

  • Longer Fridge Life: Fridges with battery backup ensure constant power, which helps them last longer.

2. How Does a Fridge With Battery Backup Work?

A fridge with a battery backup has a built-in battery that takes over when there's no regular power. Normally, the fridge uses electricity from your wall outlet or a portable power station. But when you're camping or living in an RV without this electricity, the fridge battery automatically keeps your fridge running and your food cold. Fridges with battery backup are pretty great and always ready to use.

Many battery-powered fridges, like BougeRV’s ASPEN 40 and ASPEN 50 PRO, can also work with solar panels. This means you can use renewable energy to keep your food cold. It's like having extra security for your food and drinks, giving you peace of mind whether you're camping in the wild or on a long RV trip.

3. Five Key Features to Look For

BougeRV’s ASPEN dual-zone fridge with 22Wh battery backup that can last up to 6 hours

Now that you're sold on the idea, what should you look for when shopping for a fridge with a battery backup? Here are some key features to consider:

  • Battery Life: This is crucial. Some batteries last only a few hours, while others can keep your fridge running for a whole day or more. Choose according to your needs.

  • Energy Consumption: Look for models that are energy efficient to save on electricity costs and extend battery life.

  • Size and Capacity: Ensure the fridge fits your vehicle or RV space and meets your storage needs. Generally, a portable fridge between 40-60 quarts is ideal for couples or small families, balancing space efficiency and capacity.

  • Smart Features: Dual zones, portable wheels, Wi-Fi connectivity, temperature control via apps, and ECO mode can add convenience.

  • Warranty and Support: Go for brands like BougeRV that offer good warranty terms and customer support.

4. Two Best Fridges with Battery Backup to Keep Your Food Fresh and Your Worries at Bay!

BougeRV fridges with battery backup can keep things cool for up to 6 hours on a single charge. Our fridges are packed with features like rapid cooling, energy-saving modes, dual-zone controls, solar power capabilities, and easy-to-move portable wheels.

Plus, our fridges are reasonably priced and come with robust pre-sale and after-sales service. Here, we will show you two of our top-selling choices and their highlight features:

BougeRV ASPEN 40 Fridge with 220Wh Battery Backup 43Qt/41L

A man holding a BougeRV ASPEN 40 dual-zone fridge with a 220Wh battery backup, 43Qt41L

Key Features:

  • Special IceDrive™ system for fast cooling
  • Dual-zone control for freezing and cooling
  • 220Wh battery lasts up to 6 hours
  • Solar, car, and wall outlet charging options
  • Easy-to-use display panels
  • 27.9*14.5*19.6 in (710*370*498 mm)

Price: $659.99 (the price is as of the time of writing)

Explore more and see how the BougeRV ASPEN 40 fridge can benefit you!

BougeRV ASPEN 50 PRO Fridge with 220Wh Battery Backup 53Qt/50L

BougeRV ASPEN 50 PRO Fridge with 220Wh battery backup, portable wheels, and IF DESIGN AWARD 2024 logo

Key Features

  • Portable with sturdy wheels for outdoor use
  • Unique IceDrive™ fast cooling system
  • Dual-zone control for freezing and cooling
  • 220Wh battery backup
  • Solar, car, and wall outlet charging options
  • 28*16.2*23.4 inch (710*410*593 mm)

Price: $729.99 (the price is as of the time of writing)

Explore more and see how the BougeRV ASPEN 50 PRO can benefit you!

5. Useful Maintenance Tips 

  • Regular cleaning: Wipe the coils and interior regularly to maintain efficiency.

  • Battery check and investing in an additional fridge battery if necessary: Periodically check the fridge battery's health and replace it as recommended. If you are frequently living in an RV, we recommend preparing 2 fridge batteries so that you can use them interchangeably for endless power.

  • Software updates: If your fridge comes with smart features, keep the software updated for optimal performance.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it. From understanding how they work to picking the best model for your needs, we’ve covered it all. Having a reliable fridge with battery that can keep your food fresh is not just a luxury, but a necessity. With options like BougeRV’s ASPEN 40 and ASPEN 50 PRO, you get reliable, energy-efficient performance and smart features tailored for RV living. 

Ready to make the switch? Explore our ASPEN fridges with battery backup and embrace the freedom of endless power on your next adventure. Stay cool, stay safe, stay longer and enjoy the peace of mind!


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