SunStar ST-8CF 8 cu. ft. Solar DC 12v/24v Chest Refrigerator or Freezer - Out of Stock
Listed Prices are FOB Lagrange Indiana.
FOB Kingman Arizona, add $110
*MADE IN USA*
NO INVERTER NEEDED
SunStar freezers come with 4.6 inches of polyurethane insulation. The units run on a 12 volt or 24 volt DC Battery (self sensing input voltage).With a drain hole and smooth walls, the solar freezers take only minutes to clean!
SunStar Solar Freezers units conveniently come with either a refrigerator or freezer thermostat so that it is very easy to adjust the freezer to the temperature desired. With this alternative freezer using solar panel technology, you can easily save money on your high electric bills!!
SunStar Appliances take a minimal amount of energy from the panel and from the battery pack- they can even work with your existing one! Cut those electric and gas bills down and use energy free fuel.
The SunStar Solar Freezer is one of the most efficient freezers on the the market. Featuring a coated steel interior and a double gasket, it saves energy by sealing the tightest seal possible and has no cold loss and low frost build-up.SunStar Solar Freezer units also feature a cooling fan for a faster cool-down and longer compressor life.
Had a Sundanzer fridge similar size 225 before and didn't like the aluminum liner getting holes and eventually corroding the copper tubing below and releasing the refrigerant. Surely my mistake by sporadically using vinegar for cleaning and disinfecting. Don't make my mistake. The large Sundanzer freezer is fine just fridges get wet a lot. Enter the SunStar ST-8CF 8 cu. ft. Solar DC 12v/24v Chest Refrigerator or Freezer. Got excited about the white lining in the photo and thought is was a plastic shell but it is textured and painted steel. Was worried about water entering the butt seams and epoxied all of them shut, then a 50W heater overnight for curing gave a hopefully lasting seal. I tried silicone on the sundanzer before and that held for a couple of weeks only. Keep the lid cracked open with the bulb in side. Lastly I rolled out a plastic liner to protect the interior bottom finish.
In terms of operating the Sunstar is louder but runs for shorter durations. The heat gets rejected via a fan blowing across a coil instead of sundanzer where the outer skin rejects the heat I think. I can live with it in my house kitchen. They recommend a 5 minute pause after a power outage but tragedy the thermostat sometimes cycles about a minute. That doesn't seem right. I set the temp. dial to freezing and then set it to fridge operation to avoid the shortcycling when I first started it. Couple of reasons for the solar chest fridge in the house: It gives a base load for battery bank, KISS principle. Keeps the cold inside even with the door open. I am using desiccant to keep moisture at bay.
Kathy C D.
Works as it’s supposed to, seems to be sparing on electricity use. My husband has kept track of it with meters etc, is happy with its performance. Love the interior light.
V.I. Cargo Inc. C.
Great service and very helpful.
James M R.
The SunStar 8 cu ft freezer is bigger than I thought. That's a good thing. I got the AC power adapter as well. Although connecting everything was fairly straightforward if you have the slightest amount of commonsense, I still went ahead and read the instructions anyway. The instructions were confusing unless you're an electrical engineer but otherwise it left me knowing less than when I started.
The prices were the best I could find on the internet. The customer service is the most amazing thing about Ben's Discount Supply. Jaynell sets the gold standard for customer service. She went above and beyond to arrange freight shipping for me through R&L. Now I'm a big fan of R&L too. The freezer arrived on schedule with no damage.
I don't buy appliances on-line very often but the next time I do, I will go directly to Ben's Discount Supply.
this review is after 16 years using both sundanzer and sunstar. sundanzer: 1 freezer, 1 frig both 9 c.f. bought in 2004 . both worked well , quiet , efficient . however, the danfoss compressor on the fridge broke down after 6 years , the freezer is still going strong . the fridges (both) are used only 4 months a year but the freezer 24/7. we replaced the fridge with a sunstar 10 c.f. - either or fridge / freezer which the sundanzer have different thermostats for both where as sunstar either/or. cleaning the sunstar was MUCH easier. both models run about the same in power use. but the quality is better on sunstar. the sunstar uses a fan to cool evaporator where the sundanzer is an option. bought a 15 c.u. sunstar in 2019 as a backup for freezing/fridge for when the sundanzer decides it had enough . overall, sunstar is a better unit. the location where they are used is n48 w84 northern ontario (we are there from june to oct). so the fridges are not used as much. we use the broken sundanzer for cold storage and fill it with nitrogen to displace the o2 and keeps spuds,onions, etc. fresh. can not get it fixed being 150 miles from the nearest possible repair site.