In 1922, two young students in Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology had a crazy idea. They wanted to create a cooling effect by using heat – without moving parts. That was the beginning of modern refrigeration.
Since then Dometic has developed a broad range of absorption fridges for many applications. Many of them are used in overland vehicles and are highly regarded for their robustness, reliability and ease of operation and maintenance.
As a safety precaution, Dometic only hires carefully selected workers to work with activities that involve Cr(VI). The number of people working on these tasks in each factory is very low and the use of protective clothing and masks ensures safe working conditions.
Dometic has been developing a replacement for sodium chromate since 2014. The new substance, inhibitor 7, is able to protect the steel in the refrigerators. However, it requires different design and engineering and a lot of testing to achieve the same performance as sodium chromate in our products.
Moreover, production in China would not generate cost savings because the wages have increased to such a degree that it is no longer considered a low cost country. It is therefore more economic to produce the fridges in Europe where the product development and production are carried out together, and only transport the finished cooling unit to China for sales.
In our test the Dometic came in second in cooldown and warm-up performance, beaten only by the National Luna, but it was tops when it came to energy consumption. The Dometic also offered the most useful app, with graphs showing amp hours by hour, day and week, along with a menu to easily change the set temperature. Nor cold cooling units