Dometic Launches CRX Fridge/Freezer at IBEX - Dometic Corp

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Dometic Launches CRX Fridge/Freezer at IBEX

Company to debut the marine industry’s first patented, removable freezer compartment, which can transform the CRX fridge/freezer into a refrigerator-only, or a freezer-only amenity for boaters; at the show, Dometic will also exhibit the award-winning CRD-1050 drawer fridge.

Pompano Beach, Fla., – Sept. 1, 2015Dometic Marine, a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of leisure products for the marine, truck, caravan, motor home and automotive markets, today announced that it will launch the Dometic CRX Refrigerator/Freezer, a durable built-in refrigerator for boats, at the International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), Sept. 15-17 in Louisville, Ky.

The Dometic CRX is the first marine refrigerator with a patented, easy slide-out removable freezer compartment which transforms the unit into a larger capacity refrigerator-only, or a freezer-only unit. The CRX also has the first and only innovative flush-mount electronic thermostat control panel, located on the interior side wall where users can easily reach it. In addition, a powerful three-speed variable compressor automatically adjusts for optimum performance and noise reduction.

“The CRX is a great new amenity for boaters, allowing them to choose whether they’d like to use it as a fridge/freezer, just a refrigerator, or just a freezer, with temperatures as low as 17°F,” said Ed Todd, Director of National OEM Sales at Dometic Marine. “The easy-slide freezer compartment has no moving parts, and is simple to remove or put back, with no tools required. Boaters can raise or lower the temperature to suit their needs, using flat, space-saving soft-touch controls.”

IBEX participants can see the Dometic CRX at Booth #1943. The fridge/freezer is available in three sizes: the 45-liter CRX-50, 57-liter CRX-65, and 78-liter CRX-80. The CRX’s sleek, modern style includes a recessed, full-width door handle.

The unit’s workings include Dometic’s most advanced refrigeration technology, with a powerful three-speed variable compressor. At start-up, the compressor runs at mid speed, switches to high speed for temperature pull down, then runs at a quiet low speed while maintaining the set point. The unit also has an ice-pick protected evaporator.

A flush-mount, flat control panel features the soft-touch temperature controls, on/off switch, and bright LED lamp triggered by a reliable infrared sensor. An error indicator LED flashes system diagnostic codes so owners can easily troubleshoot issues. The flat control panel allows for more usable storage space.

The CRX’s cooling system is enhanced with a tube and fin condenser that provides greater performance, durability, and corrosion resistance over the traditional wire condenser. A large fan provides better cooling performance, especially in conditions with high ambient temperatures.

The CRX is extra-durable due to its low-vibration design. It has assured clearance between components and tubing, and a foamed mounting plate gives all components a solid and quiet mounting base.

To view a video of the CRX fridge/freezer, go to https://youtu.be/0ek-3pnGN5c .

At the IBEX show, Dometic will also be exhibiting its award-winning CRD-1050 Drawer Refrigerator, which also features a removable freezer compartment. The CRD-1050 has a 47-liter capacity, with a 6-liter freezer that is removable to fit more or larger items needing refrigeration only, or lower the overall temperature for freezing only.

In 2014, the CRD-1050 won a Fisheries Supply Innovation award, recognizing its advanced design and refrigeration technology. It has a durable metal frame construction; the door's face panel comes in stainless steel, black or brushed-metal finish, with a sleek, modern recessed door handle. A flush-mount or space-saver flange is available in black, silver or stainless steel. In heavy seas, the locking mechanism keeps the door securely closed. Using the lock's venting feature allows easy defrosting and mildew prevention.

The CRD-1050 is powered by a fully hermetic compressor with integrated control electronics. It is connection-ready for 12/24V DC or 110/220V AC operation, and has low-voltage protection.

This press release can be found at http://dometicpressroom.com/, and photos are available by clicking this link. Find Dometic Marine on Twitter @DometicMarine, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dometicmarine and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/dometicofficial.

About Dometic Marine

Dometic Marine, a division of the Dometic Group, is the world’s largest supplier of innovative and technologically advanced comfort systems and equipment for yachts and pleasure boats and a major supplier of HVAC, ship-wide ventilation, watermakers, and toilet systems to the commercial, workboat and military markets.

A specialist supplier to OEM, refit and repair and aftermarkets, Dometic Marine has an unmatched support network of company-owned offices located in 12 strategic regions across the globe and supported by numerous marine R&D facilities and factories.  The products are further supported in the field by factory-authorized distributors, dealers and service engineers offering a global presence in over 100 countries worldwide.

Leisure boats from 20 feet to mega-yachts are users of the company’s premium brands which include Condaria, Cruisair®, Dometic, Marine Air Systems®, SeaLand® and WAECO. Their extensive product range includes marine air conditioning, ship-wide ventilation systems, sanitation systems, refrigerators, stoves, battery chargers and other equipment for the leisure market.

Dometic’s commercial HVAC and ship-wide ventilation systems can be fitted to the broadest range of commercial vessels and conform to NMMA and ASHRAE standards; the company is ISO 9001:2008 certified.

About Dometic Group

Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the caravan, motor home, automotive, truck and marine markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, ship-wide ventilation systems, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that makes leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage. Dometic products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees.

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