5Brass Monkey 50L Dual Zone Fridge / Freezer GH1642

Brass Monkey 50L Dual Zone Fridge / Freezer GH1642

MPN:GH1642
5Brass Monkey 50L Dual Zone Fridge / Freezer GH1642
3.0

47 reviews

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Build Quality
3.4
Value for Money
3.7
Ease of Use
3.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Gets down to temperature quickly
Lightweight
Temps can be inconsistent in hot weather
Fridge cover design could be better
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Reviews

47 reviews
47 reviews
Martin
MartinWestern District, VIC
 

dont like wasting money on plastic products that are made for landfill

Had one for 3 years now.
on and off trouble with temp, yes for the first 6 months it was good.
As its not working now and parts cant be purchased from seller. They said that after the 3 year warranty its now to go to landfill.
Please be careful that you buy a fridge that you can get parts for over the years. Show details
Maverado
Maverado3 posts
 

Hopeless

Waiting 5 months for a spare part. Still have not received it. Terrible support. They should be ashamed. Show details
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Aaron K.
Aaron K.
  Fair Incentive

Excellent

Awesome little fridge! Having a little trouble with the Bluetooth app , but no complaints here! Keeps the beers icy cold on the long camp outs! Show details
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DKT
DKT61 posts
 
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David C.
David C.2 posts
 

Unable to save settings

50l GH-164 dual zone Fridge/ freezer running on 100-amp hour battery econ mode.
The fridge part is stuck on -4. I can change it to a desirable temp, but I cannot save it to the new temp. It is as though it needs a save key. I have tried to reset it as per other replies, but it is still stuck on -4. The cog button is useless except for trying to return to factory settings while the fridge is turned off. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
David Ch
Stephen
Stephen
 

Bluetooth won't connect

I have the 75l and my Bluetooth won't connect, have tried resetting and also reinstalled the app still nothing
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David C.
David C.Sydney, NSW3 posts
 
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Lee
Lee
 

Warm beer

I have the upright fridge/ freezer. I live in North Queensland and this fridge just can't cope with this climate. Freezer works great but fridge can't get things cold enough if you turn up dial the back just freezes up and things actually get warmer. Fridge is completely sealed outside gets hot. Think it would work fine in a cooler climate but no good in Queensland summer. Show details
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Swany
SwanyPerth, WA17 posts
 
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Chris
Chris26 posts
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Mitch
Mitch4 posts
 

Cheap Garbage

Had a 75lt for about 18 months......Worked sometimes....most of the time it was just a headache.
Wouldn't cool down past 5deg C at times, then would freeze food over night.
Jaycar Cairns were great in refunding me with no questions asked.
Would not recommend. Ever. Show details
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Carl S
Carl S3 posts
 

Absolute Garbage

Two fridges less then 4 weeks use have failed, all they mange to do is heat up all your food and ruin it. Show details
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Keith
KeithHunter Region, NSW3 posts
 

Good quality fridge/freezer

Good price, works well and keeps everything cool as. Easy to use. Does freeze things close to the walls and is a bit light weight. Could have better insulation (I don't have a cover for it) Show details
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Andrew
Andrew2 posts
 

Save your money buy an engel or dometic / waeco

I have had the fridge for 2 yrs. First thing you need to know is the massive power draw of this fridge. I have measured 7-8 amps continuous this then causes a voltage drop, so what ever you do run the fridge on low power setting. If your just going to use the fridge as a second fridge in the shed on 240v go ahead. If you want to use it for boating or camping or mobile don't bother.
Update
I just took it back to Jaycar. They replaced the fridge no questions asked. This one doesn't drop voltage nearly as bad and also only draws 4A. So based on the customer service from Sam at Jaycar Joondalup i think i'll stick with it for a while longer. Show details
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Fred Mac
Fred Maccaloundra3 posts
 

Upgrade

I have the 50 litre single zone. The first thing you need to do as soon as you get your fridge home is cut that cigarette lighter plug off. there a hopeless fitting as far as contact reliability goes. And they create malfunctions with whatever brass monkey you have. Replace with an Anderson plug. I’m permanently on the road and run my brass monkey 24/7 after 2 years 9 months the cooling fan had had enough so I replaced it with a superior fan from Jaycar. (Durratech 120 mm) and it’s back on line. As soon as the 3 year warranty is up I will be selling it and buying the dual zone twin lid 75 litre no problem at all. Show details

Questions & Answers

Damon A.
Damon A.

I have a 60l and it won’t let me set a temperature on either side on the control panel or the app less than +3degrees Celsius. Can anyone help?

David C.
David C.  

Have you tried removing the divider to see what happens? If it's still in warranty, take it back and get a refund, they are junk. Get a Kings 75l (with the double door), they are the same price and far superior.

Damon A.
Damon A.  

Yeah I tried that but no good. Just weird trust the app won’t go below 3 degrees either

ANISA A.
ANISA A.

Hi, i accidentally tried to connect the ower cord directly to the frige without the transformer and it blew up, now not turning on at all. How can it be fixed please?

David C.
David C.  

That's not possible, 240v outlet is totally different to the 12v plug outlet

John W.
John W.

Fridge initially recognised duel compartment, but since removing the devider for 50l Fridge, on replacing the devider, fridge won't allow change of temperature on the fridge side and shows 3 straight lines.

Blake M.
Blake M.  

Did you work this out, I have permanently had my divider in but now mine is doing the same?

Blake M.
Blake M.  
John W.
John W.  

Just got your reply from Google, and you've got it. Typical fella thing, don't read the manual in detail

Details

Features:

  • The Brass Monkey 50L Dual Zone Fridge / Freezer GH1642 can either be run as either a fridge or freezer in a single zone with the divider removed, or as a fridge and freezer with a separate temperature control for each zone.
  • You can also turn off half the fridge to save energy, if you have the divider installed.
  • Digital temperature controls and an internal LED light make it easy to use.
  • The portable fridge freezer operates on 12 or 24 volts DC.
  • It comes with a DC power cable that suits the cigarette lighter in your vehicle and Merits sockets.

What have reviewers thought of this product?

Reviews of the Brass Monkey 50L Dual Zone Fridge / Freezer GH1642 were mixed. Among positive reviews, reviewers praised the fridge’s ability to get down to the desired temperature quickly. They also loved how lightweight the unit was.

Those who left a negative review were less than impressed with what they described as inconsistent temperatures in hotter weather. Some reviewers also took issue with the fridge cover, saying that the design and construction wasn’t great.

CategoryPortable Fridges / Freezers
Price (RRP) $449
Type Dual Zone Fridge + Freezer
Capacity50L
Power SourceCar (Cigarette Lighter)
FeaturesUSB Port
Weight15.5 kg
Dimensions 455 x 360 x 360 mm
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)
Construction MaterialPlastic
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  • MPN: GH1642

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