TRAVELMATE TMX 45L
THE Travelmate series of fridges from Evakool incorporates a polypropylene cabinet and a very user-friendly multi-use lid that can hinge from either end and can be easily removed. It’s worth noting that some fridges in this line-up hinge from the sides rather than the ends.
Inside is an LED light, a bung in the base and a single basket with a vertical divider that’s easily lifted out for accessing contents. However, the test basket had an uneven base and was the incorrect size. This meant it moved in the cabinet and, over time, it could damage the inner wall, which incorporates the evaporator.
The handles are an excellent design, as they fold up and down. They also incorporate magnets to prevent them from rattling in transit, but, if you’re in transit, you’d be using them as tie downs, so they wouldn’t rattle anyway.
The fridge features 12-, 24- and 240-volt power via two power leads, three-stage battery protection on the digital LED compressor control panel, and a USB outlet to power suitable accessories.
There’s also an emergency over-ride system should something go wrong with the standard electrical power system.
Included with each fridge in the range is a transit cover to help with protection and insulation.
THE food basket fitting rocks (due to a non-flat base) and moves back and forth (not a tight fit), which will eventually damage the internal walls and the evaporator plate. Other than that, it’s a well-designed fridge with the best multiuse lid on the market.
Control panel features USB port to charge accessories. Two inputs, for 12-/24- and 240-volt power leads. End-hinged lid can be easily removed.