Dometic using AC power?

#1
I noticed that when you buy a Dometic cooler style fridge the unit only comes with the DC cord.
If you wanted the capability to also use at home using AC power are you required to buy the $100 dollar plus
adapter that is available from them? Looking at the 40CT size. Thank you.
 
#6
I emailed them today about the CF40 and they said DC cord only.
I am kinda confused because the pic shows both the sockets.
Their amazon account in the question section say you need the adapter to plug in AC.
But to be fair the questions are lumped together with the smaller units also.
Think I need to contact them and be more clear.
Thank you for the replies.
 
#7
I dunno these models, but to me it seems silly for the AC-to-DC transformer to be built in, add to the cost complexity and heat load.

Look at all our DC devices that require a "charger" little wall wart. Cheap as chips.

My big peeve is that they don't just standardize on the tip size, say DC5521 and polarity. Ideally also on nominal 12V.

Then only one cheap transformer for everything, only wattage needs to vary.

But that would make too much sense.
 
#9
I dunno these models, but to me it seems silly for the AC-to-DC transformer to be built in, add to the cost complexity and heat load.

Look at all our DC devices that require a "charger" little wall wart. Cheap as chips.

My big peeve is that they don't just standardize on the tip size, say DC5521 and polarity. Ideally also on nominal 12V.

Then only one cheap transformer for everything, only wattage needs to vary.

But that would make too much sense.
Yes, kinda like how all the cell phone manufactures were supposed to standardize their charger inputs.
Thank did not last long.
 
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