Electric coolers offer innumerable advantages over traditional ice coolers. They don't require ice (that means no more soggy food), they truly operate off the grid, and they usually weigh less than an ice-packed 20-quart cooler. But that doesn't mean that all electric coolers are created equal. In this post, we'll dig into why the GoSun Chill is the best electric cooler on the market.
First, a bit about electric coolers. Before the lithium-ion revolution, solar-powered coolers used heavy lead-acid batteries, which tended to deteriorate, especially in hot climates, or were misused for other purposes. Plus, the batteries had to be replaced approximately every three years and were disposed of as hazardous waste. If not, they resulted in lead pollution.
GoSun, the company behind the best-selling Fusion (the first solar cooker that works at night), has changed everything by releasing the first viable solar-powered cooler: the Chill. It's a fridge that doesn't have to be plugged in and it's a cooler that never needs ice, keeping your food cold and dry.
“Portable fridges have demanded large power needs and must be plugged into a running vehicle — typically trucks — or a generator,” Patrick Sherwin, CEO of manufacturer GoSun, told Digital Trends. “GoSun’s engineers brought together an efficient brushless compressor with a compact, high output battery pack to create a cooler that neåver needs ice. With the flexible solar panel or solar table, you can continue to power the GoSun Chill, so you don’t need to resupply throughout the day.”
The Chill is the fuel canister of the future. There's no longer any need to stop at a gas station or store for ice. Without the need for ice, you can now utilize 100% of your cooler space.