What to Look For in an Electric Cooler Box

Update:02 Feb 2023


An electric cooler box is a great option if you have limited space in your camper or RV, but don't want to spend a lot of money. It's also a handy thing to have if you're camping, hiking, or just cruising around in your car. With an electric cooler, you can control the temperature to the right level.

There are many types of cool boxes available. You can get an insulated one that can keep food cold for hours. Another type is the thermoelectric model, which is a little more complicated. The thermoelectric cooler uses a Peltier cooling system. The cooler is able to lower the internal temperature by 30 deg C. This makes it ideal for keeping food chilled for a long time.

When looking for an electric cool box, you should make sure that it's the best option for your needs. In particular, you should find one that's the right size for your cargo. For instance, if you plan on taking a large number of sandwiches and drinks, you may need a cooler with a capacity of at least 20 liters. Likewise, if you're planning on bringing a large family to the picnic, you'll need a cooler with a capacity of more than 24 liters.

When it comes to portability, you'll need an electric cooler box that can be carried easily. One good option is the Laptronix. It's made of hard-wearing plastic and can be plugged into a car's lighter socket. But it's important to note that it doesn't have a battery built-in, so it won't run in your backyard.

Another thing to look for in an electric cooler is the power port. Most units don't have a built-in battery, so you'll need to plug it into a 12-volt outlet. If you plan on running the unit off a leisure battery, you'll need a cigarette lighter socket lead.

One feature that's especially nice is a lighted interior light. You can also add ice packs for extra warming power. However, most cool boxes don't have a thermostat that controls the temperature below freezing. So make sure to check if the cooler you're considering has a thermometer inside.

Some insulated coolers can also work well for day trips. Make sure that the insulated cool box has a solid lid and thick handles. Also, consider the wheels. A good cooler can be transported from place to place, but its weight is a factor if you're carrying it over a long distance.

Finally, you should consider the design of the cooler. While some insulated models are portable, others are stationary and will require some serious installation. Depending on the manufacturer, an electric cooler can be placed directly on the floor of a vehicle or between two seats. And you can even mount it to the back of a truck bed for extra tie-down strength.