The Bushman 285LCaravan Fridge / Freezer is ideal for mobile installations and off-grid living. The Bushman DC285-L is extremely efficient, light on power and will stay cold in the hottest temperatures. Complete with interior LED light, door latch and a reversible door and much more.
Bushman 285L Fridge | 60L Freezer in matte black with 3 years warranty. Energy efficient & spacious – top seller | Perth Pro Auto
Making the Difference with Bushman’s Philosophy: Reliability through Simplicity
The Bushman principle is: A fridge should stay cold regardless of what you throw at it and should always be at the temperature you set it to. That is why Bushman Portable build all fridges out of steel. They do not make them out of plastic, and they do not include unnecessary gimmicks like Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Bushman’s DC-L range of fridges are extremely efficient and light on power.
We designed this fridge specifically for mobile installations and off-grid living in Australia. We use a very large cooling system, extra-thick insulation and a low-speed compressor which significantly reduces power consumption. Making this a brilliant fridge for caravans, RV”s, boats and off-grid situations.
ALL DC-L models are big on space, beautifully finished and have power-coated finished sides, so they can be installed into a cavity or used in a free-standing position.
A unique deep and narrow freezer design gives more room to stand up larger bottles. All the shelves are height adjustable and the large door balconies have in-built stainless steel rails to prevent items moving during transit.
You can install the DC285L-X flush mounted to your cabinet work, or with the supplied mounting kit.
Proven reliable with 3 Year Australia wide warranty. The Genuine Bushman designed cooling system with Secop Danfoss BD35 compressor. The compressor is German designed / Japanese owned.
The Fridge has an extra low-power design for superior performance with extensive ventilation options. With an average of 1.4 amp/hr over 24hrs (25º ambient, 4º fridge) and a variable speed drive compressor (2A – 4.5A).
It is fitted with wide door storage for large bottles, a large 45L separate freezer, adjustable shelves, and a door latch for mobile use.
Cut out: H 1555mm, W 605mm, D 675mm (Allows a 50mm gap at rear when installed with the door sitting proud from the cabinetwork)
Weight: 62 kg
Temperature Settings: Fridge 4º, Freezer -12º ( +/- 2ºC)
Delivery – Pickup or Shipping
We offer you a convenient shipping and delivery service or you can simply come and pickup your order from our shop.
Due to fridges being bulky and heavy items, your delivery will need to be booked in manually. Please call us on +61861553932 and we will happily organise the shipping for you.
If you choose to pickup your order, we will call you when your items are available. This generally takes between 1-5 days. Please note that we do not regularly stock all items in our shop so please wait for us to confirm they are ready for pickup or call us to check availability.
The brand puts its know-how into making portable fridges, compressor RV fridges, fridges for off-grid use and a folding solar panel. Another thing worth noting about Bushman is that since starting out in 1982, the brand has been an “100% Australian owned family company”.
How much battery power and solar power do I need to run a Bushman Fridge?
This guide below will give you 3 days running time with absolutely zero sunshine and a maximum battery discharge of 60%. The solar panels are sized to charge your batteries back to 100% after a full day of sunshine. For lithium batteries you will only need 60% of the AGM Ah capacity shown below. You can get an idea for how much solar power is needed with this calculator.
Does a 12V fridge need 240V built in? Why a 12V only fridge?
A dedicated 12V only fridge can be very efficient without 240V power and will run longer on less power usage. An attached 240V transformer to your compressor generates excess heat, which will reduce the life of your compressor. Therefore, the fridge will cool down faster and use less power. The cost is also less than a 2 / 3 way fridge as it has a simpler electronics system which means better reliability because of the less complex electronics that could fail. A 12V only fridge is cheaper to install and service as you do not need a qualified electrician every time. If you are looking for a qualified auto electrician who can fit fridges including a 12V power system that is right for you, check out Klarmann Automotive Solutions.
How well are Bushman fridges rated?
Product Review choose the Bushman DC-X series winner of the best 12V caravan fridge for 2020. Being an extremely popular choice for caravan, boats, tiny houses, 4x4 canopies and off grid living.
How to choose between a gas fridge and a 12V fridge?
LPG gas is efficient and cools a fridge down very quickly. 240V is not quite as efficient but can be run on external power saving battery power. 12V operation in 3-way fridges, combining all 3, is often considered as a holding mode only. A stable level surface is required to operate an absorption fridge.
A 12V DC compressor fridge uses a dedicated 12V/24V compressor which is designed to operate in a moving vehicle. As well a compressor fridge does perform well in very hot and / or humid conditions. As compressor fridges get powered from batteries only, a reliable and strong power system is recommendable.
Gas fridges can be dangerous as well when not maintenanced regularly and correctly. Read more about camper's death due to a gas leak inside a camper.