The CRX is the first 3-in-1 marine refrigerator with a patented, removable freezer compartment that transforms the unit into a larger capacity refrigerator-only, or a freezer-only unit.
CRX open with freezer inset freezer removed
Pompano Beach, Fla. – Jan. 26, 2016 – Dometic Group today announced that its innovative new built-in refrigerator/freezer for boats – the Dometic CRX – has won aSAIL Magazine 2016 Pittman Innovation Award. The CRX, which also won a DAME Design Award at METS last year, will be on exhibit at the Miami International Boat Show Booths #C344, C354 and C348.
The Dometic CRX is the first 3-in-1 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.”
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.
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Other exciting products on display at the Miami International Boat Show include the Dometic Eskimo Cup, the marine industry’s first refrigerated cup holder for boats. See a video here. The company will also be showcasing a wide range of VacuFlush and MasterFlush marine toilets, including the award-winning ORBIT toilet with a rotatable base for easy installation with plumbing from any angle.