PRIMUS MAMMOTH 45L
THE Mammoth range of Primus fridges offers steel cabinets and lids, with rippled aluminium walls and integrated evaporators. The interior finish can be dented with the drop of a hard-ridged can, but use of the basket should prevent this.
Sturdy spring-loaded, fold-flat handles also double as tie-down points. Wide dual-stage rubber seals with an air gap compress against the wide, smooth cabinet-top edge to ensure a good quality seal. And, given the positive clamping pressure of the dual over-centre latches, it should keep the cold in.
Twin baskets (main fridge and dairy) make for easy loading and unloading of food and drinks, plus there’s an internal LED light. Surprisingly, the internal temperature sensor is ‘open’ to the cabinet contents. Whether moisture or spilt food and liquids can make their way in isn’t known, but it’s worth noting. Dual plastic lid straps avoid over-opening of the lid, and once unclipped they let you remove the lid altogether from the double hinges.
The flush-mounted control panel allows for easy temp setting, variable three-stage battery protection, and ECO and MAX compressor settings. It is one of the easiest to read given its large green-coloured digits. An external replaceable fuse has been fitted, as have 12-, 24- and 240-volt power supplies via the two cords.
A STURDIER system to hold the lid straps in place would help. They didn’t break, but flexed a bit when pulled on. The jury is out with the small open vent inside the fridge cabinet that houses the temp sensor.
Dual plastic lid straps stop the lid from over-opening. AC power, DC power and a replaceable fuse. Unloading goods is easy using the twin baskets. Easy-to-read flushmounted control panel.