All Engel fridge-freezers are powered by the unique Sawafuji Swing Motor. Japanese technology at its best, the Sawafuji Swing Motor has only one moving part. The piston connects to an electro -dynamic device which is powered by the use of magnetic fields. This technology means no need for bearings, cranks or con-rods; and less moving parts means less chance of failure. The Motor does not need to perform a full stroke on start up unlike many rotary type compressors; meaning it doesn’t have a high start up current draw. Low friction loss adds to its efficiency. The Motor operates at 30 degree angles and on rough corrugated tracks without losing any efficiency, making it the most effective choice of motor for Engel.

The piston is connected to an electro dynamic device which is powered by the use of magnetic fields. With this technology there is no need for bearings, cranks or con-rods, so less moving parts means less chance of failure. With only one moving part there is a very low friction loss which means this is a highly efficient compressor.

Supplying Australia for over 50 years

Engel has been the leading provider of portable fridge and freezers in Australia for over 50 years.


Engel has the unique super efficient Sawafuji swing motor, with only one moving part, making it simply the most efficient motor available. The motor is self lubricating, works at 100% efficiency even at an angle of 30 degrees, and will keep running even as low as 10 volts.

It has no high start up current draw because when it starts up it can simply move down just a fraction then return. Then it slowly increases the distance the piston travels each stroke until it reaches a full stroke. The Sawafuji Swing Motor does not need to perform a full stroke on start up unlike many rotary type compressors that must perform a complete cycle and need much more current to start.



An Engel is built strong, tough and made to last. The solid steel cabinet means the Engel can handle the knocks and bumps of off-road driving, plus you know it’s not going to warp or twist in the Aussie heat.


Efficiency is also about the Engel’s lowest maximum power draw. Don’t be fooled by those who quote averages and figures that are false. The 40 litre Engel has a maximum power draw when the motor is cycling on of less than 2.6 amps. No other brand can match this.


Simple and easy to operate controls. No fancy bells and whistles but a single dial knob to select the desired temperature. And now, even simpler with an easy to set digital control!

Easy power options

Tri voltage (240 volt, 12 volt and 24 volt) standard and built in on most models in the range. Plus the benefit of having both the 12 volt and 240 volt cords plugged in at the same time for convenience when you stop and switch power source.


Research and development done in Australia in some of the harshest conditions and roughest terrain in the world means when you take your fridge into these conditions you can be confident it will work and it will last.


Engel has a fantastic network of committed dealers and service agents who can and will help with any problem. All parts of the Engel are replaceable, plus all Engel fridge freezers come with a 3 year warranty.

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