Disclaimer: Vevor sent this product to us for free for a review. That does not affect our opinion about the product. In this article, we list both what we like and dislike. Read more about this here.
How Good Are Vevor Car Refrigerators?
Portable refrigerators that can be powered by 12 volt batteries or outlets are getting popular in the camping world.
They’re way better at keeping food at safe temperatures than a cooler filled with ice, and they don’t require any ice.
So no more going to the store during a camping trip just to get ice.
12 volt refrigerators are also fantastic for daily use.
If you need to get groceries, but can’t get home for a while, you can use a portable fridge to keep everything cold or frozen in your car.
I’ve been lucky enough to review and test a few different brands and styles of 12 volt refrigerators.
While they all have similar functions and features, each version has different pros and cons.
Vevor has a few 12 volt refrigerator options available.
For my review, I’ll be testing one of Vevor’s larger models that’s perfect for keeping in a car or camper.
The Vevor T60 is a large dual zone refrigerator with a removable divider. It can be a fridge, a freezer, or both.
Now that I’ve been using and testing the T60 for a while, I’d say that Vevor car refrigerators are great competitors to other 12 volt fridge options in the same price range.
Vevor 12 Volt Refrigerator Features
Vevor T60 12 Volt Fridge Freezer
- 68° to -4° Fahrenheit (20° to -20° Celsius) Temperature Range
- Dual Zone
- Removable Zone Divider
- Wire Baskets
- Inner LED Light
- 63 Quart (60 Liter) Capacity
- 80W Max Power Consumption
- 12 Volt/24 Volt Power
- 120 Volt/240 Volt Power
- Can run safely when tilted up to 45°.
- Touch Screen
- App Control
- USB-A Charging Port
- Removable Lid – cannot change opening direction.
- Fast Cooling – reaches fridge temperatures in less than 15 minutes.
- 3 Level Battery Protection
- MAX & ECO Modes
- Battery Level Display
- Outer w/ Handles & Wheels – 28 x 14 x 21.5 inches
- Outer w/out Handles & Wheels – 26.75 x 14 x 21.5 inches
- Wheel Diameter – 4 inches
- Left Compartment – 8.5 x 10.5 x 18
- Right Compartment (Compressor Side) – 11 x 10.5 x 18 inches (compressor takes up 6 x 10.5 x 7 inches in corner)
- Single Compartment (when divider is removed) – 21.5 x 10.5 x 18 (compressor takes up 6 x 10.5 x 7 inches in corner)
- Empty Weight – 38 lbs
What’s In the Box?
- Vevor T60 12 Volt Refrigerator
- 12 Volt Power Cable (11 feet 4 inches long)
- 120/240 Volt Power Cable (almost 7 feet long)
- Instruction Manual
- 2 Wire Baskets
The Vevor portable refrigerator has 3 protection levels for 12 and 24 volt batteries.
|12 Volt||Shut Off Voltage||Restart Voltage|
Most of the time, you want your fridge to stay on even if your car or van is turned off so your food stays cool or frozen.
To prevent the 12 volt fridge from completely killing your car battery and leaving you stranded, there’s a battery protection feature.
It will turn off the fridge when the voltage gets lower than a set point and also turn it back on when the voltage goes back up.
The main issue with the battery protection in every portable fridge I’ve seen is the voltage cut out is too low, even when using the highest protection setting.
On most 12 volt batteries, 11 volts is basically a dead battery. There won’t be enough juice left to start your car if the voltage has gotten that low.
Even with the voltage drop under load, it’s still risky to depend on the battery protection to keep your car battery from dying.
Power it with your vehicle while you’re driving, then switch to a different battery or power station when the car is off.
App & Controls
There’s a touch screen on the top of the Vevor portable fridge with a bright display.
It’s where you can control compartment temperatures, MAX/ECO mode, and change the battery protection levels.
There’s also a USB-A port you can use to charge small electronics like a phone or speaker.
One very nice feature on the Vevor 12 volt fridge is the smartphone app you can use to monitor and control the fridge from a distance.
You only need to be close enough to connect via Bluetooth.
The app is called “Car Fridge Freezer” and there’s a version for Android and Apple phones.
It’s the same app a lot of different brands of portable fridges use, so if you have a portable fridge with Bluetooth, you might already have this app.
The app is super easy to use and understand.
It will show you the current temp of each compartment and allow you to change the temperatures.
You can also change to ECO mode, adjust the battery protection levels, lock the touch screen, turn on/off the fridge, and change the temperature units.
The most useful part about the app is being able to see what the current temperatures are.
I can check it periodically to make sure temperatures are staying where I want them without having to actually go to the fridge.
One important thing to know about this fridge is the left compartment cannot be a lower temperature than the right (compressor side).
That means if you want a fridge and freezer, the fridge has to be on the left side.
If you try to make the right compartment the fridge, the software will automatically raise the temperature of the left side to match the right.
The plastic center divider can be pulled out easily. When you do, the fridge software will automatically change the temperature controls on the display so there’s only one.
The inner LED light is where the divider is, so each compartment gets a little light.
One addition I really appreciate on any portable fridge is inner wire baskets.
Not every company includes these, but Vevor has one for both compartments.
The wire baskets are fantastic for a couple of reasons.
One, they help keep the food off the sides of the fridge so the cool air can be distributed more evenly and nothing will freeze to the sides.
Second, and probably the most useful thing about them, is you don’t need to move the fridge to fill up or unload.
Just bring the wire baskets inside, fill them up, then take them back outside and put them in the fridge.
You know everything will fit perfectly and you didn’t have to lift the heavy fridge.
The refrigerator part of the Vevor portable car fridge works fantastic, but since this is a more budget friendly option, you give up a few things with some parts.
Everything is made of plastic. The handles, hinges, and even the wheels.
The handles are pretty flimsy, and they bend a little when the fridge is fully loaded and heavy.
On the right side, the handle folds out to make it a little longer, so it’s easier to wheel it around.
I’m not a huge fan of the folding handle design, but it does work, and it’s better than nothing.
The wheels are the same plastic the handles are made of. They’re only 4 inches in diameter and are absolutely not for uneven or rocky ground.
It’s mostly for using on pavement and maybe grass.
Also, many portable fridges can change the side they open from. This gives you more freedom when you’re choosing where to put it inside a camper or car.
The Vevor 12 volt fridge doesn’t have a side changing lid. It can be removed, but not switched around.
Another uncommon thing is the way the lid closes and opens. Normally there’s a latch, but the Vevor doesn’t have one.
It opens and closes like a standard cooler. It’s hard to open and there’s more risk of it not getting closed all the way.
Vevor Portable Fridge Testing
Summary – 537Wh in 24 Hours on MAX & 440Wh in 24 Hours on ECO
The most important aspect of any portable fridge freezer is the power usage, especially for campers.
I always test 12 volt fridges empty with one compartment set to fridge temps (41°F) and one to freezer temps (0°F).
When filled with food, fridges use a lot less power, but I want to give you an idea of how much power the Vevor could end up using.
The ambient temperature is around 70°F, so in a hot car it might use more power.
In 24 hours on MAX mode, the Vevor 63 Quart used 537 watt hours.
The max power draw never went over 50 watts, but the fridge has an 80 watt rating.
I did the same test over a 24 hour period with it set to ECO mode. It was surprisingly more efficient and only used 440 watt hours.
Because of the low power draw, this fridge can be powered using a 1o amp 12 volt outlet.
Plan to use around 600 watts of power every 24 hours with this portable fridge just to be safe.
The 24 hour power usage is similar to smaller portable fridges I’ve tested and reviewed, so I’d say it’s a good option for boondocking and solar setups.
Car Camping & Travel
We’ve been car camping in a small Toyota Yaris a lot lately. We don’t have a ton of space, but food is important.
Luckily, even this large 63 quart portable fridge fits in the trunk perfectly.
The 12 volt power cable is really long and reaches the front where the 12 volt outlet is.
We’ve used it a few times and so far it’s been dependable and kept our fridge food cold and freezer food frozen, even ice cream.
If you want to use it inside your camper or van, be aware that it’s pretty noisy. Definitionally, the noisiest portable fridge I’ve ever reviewed.
It sounds a lot like a car driving by when it starts up. I could not sleep with it in the same space as me.
But when it’s in the car, and I’m in a tent, the noise isn’t noticeable.
Vevor 12 Volt Refrigerator Review
Overall, the Vevor 60L 12 volt car fridge is worth the price.
It’s a very budget friendly option. For occasional campers and grocery shopping, it has everything you need.
The inner baskets are a fantastic included accessory, and the removable divider gives you a lot more options.
One downside to the removable divider is it makes the fridge less efficient.
The freezer part loses a lot of cold air to the fridge and it uses more power than a fixed compartment 12 volt fridge.
Another thing that’s really nice about the design of the Vevor car fridge is the way it cools.
Instead of pumping in cold air through vents, it transfers it through the walls.
It makes it a lot easier to pack with food because you don’t have to worry about where the vents are.
Sure, there are a lot of things I wish this 12 volt refrigerator had, but you get a lot of bang for your buck.
It can maintain the temperatures it’s supposed to, that’s the most important thing.
What I Like
- Doesn’t use inner cooling vents that can be blocked by food. Cools and freezes food evenly.
- Included Compartment Baskets
- Removable Divider
- Large size can fit bigger food items like gallon jugs and 2 liter soda bottles.
- Low power rating makes it so a regular 10 amp 12 volt outlet can power it.
- Extra long 12 volt power cable.
- Good power usage compared to similar portable fridge options.
- App Control
- USB-A charging port built into the display screen.
- Bright display with touch controls.
- MAX & ECO Modes
- Battery Protection
What I Don’t Like
- Can’t change the side the lid opens from.
- Noisy compared to other portable fridges.
- No lid latch makes it hard to open.
- Flimsy plastic handles and hinges.
- No feet to keep it off the ground.
- Small wheels mean you have to lift the front of the fridge up higher to move it around.
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