Fantastic little mini bar fridge, quiet operation and excellent cooling function. Low noise means great for office or accommodation applications.

Fridge dimensions:

Width:430mm

Depth:480mm

Height:510mm

Minimum cavity dimensions for building this unit into cabinetry:

Width:470mm

Depth:580mm

Height:530mm

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BCH48-SS

$277.00

Size: 430 x 480 x 510 (WxDxHmm)

"Fantastic little mini bar fridge, quiet operation and excellent cooling function. Low noise means great for office or accommodation applications."


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This fridge will cost you

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*Based on 25.64 cents per kilowatt under normal operating conditions

Energy consumption is probably one of the most important factors in buying a glass door fridge, due to the nature of being a ‘glass door’ it is not uncommon for 2 x fridges that ‘look’ the same to have up to 4 x times the difference in power consumption.

One area that confuses here is that glass door drinks fridges are classified as ‘commercial’, meaning they do not require energy consumption labels. This makes it hard for the consumer to try to compare as there is no ‘set’ way to advertise power consumption unless the units have had MEPS testing done and results then show online. MEPS is usually only done when food needs to be stored in the fridges, it’s an expensive test but to advertise units as OK for food storage it has to be done. If units are only being advertised and sold as ‘drinks fridges’ then MEPS is not required, meaning that anyone can import a fridge and sell as a drinks fridge with NO requirement to abide by any energy consumption standard. This means there are so many units that draw plenty of energy and no way for the average punter to know.

The parts that draw the most power are mainly the compressor, lighting and fans, so with these 3 things you can focus on consumption based on what is used. Generally brand name parts are better rated than cheaper no name fans and compressors. Lighting other than LED will draw more, LED is long lasting and reliable and is commonly used now in a lot of fridges.

Although parts play a major factor, the function and ‘refrigeration balance’ of the unit also dictates a lot in how much energy is used. A fridge that is ‘balanced’ well will chill quicker and hence draw less energy, a fridge poorly designed will need to run more to get to temperature. You will find a lot of cheaper units can’t handle ‘hotter ambient’ temperatures, they struggle and run for much longer to get to desired temperature, hence can use extraordinary amounts of energy. Some of the tests we have done on other units in market in our test room were frightening!

After doing this since 1996, I have learnt so much and I can honestly say that 90% of factories in China really have no idea what they are doing in regard to ‘balancing fridge systems’ with correct compressor and correct sized parts to suit the units to run efficiently.

So in short there really is a difference between fridges that look the same. You need units proven to chill in higher temperatures at a good rate, saving working time on parts and energy consumption and $$$.

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Definitely our biggest complaint over the years is noise levels. The recent new trend of having glass door refrigeration is popular but a lot of people really do not know what they are buying, as it was never really an available product for home applications 10 years ago.

Now that it is very popular you have to be wary of the location you are placing it and what noise levels it does run at. Everyone’s perception of noise is different and so it makes it difficult to explain noise. A common metric is the ‘Decibel Rating’ known as dB, this gives a figure that can be compared to other appliances to help get an idea. The scale is very odd to understand as about 25dB is actually nearly silent, 36>43dB is a household fridge, yet only 55dB is like a microwave. See the chart we compiled using basic household items in 5 x different homes and taking the medium.

As you can see a hair dryer is 80dB, now that is loud, very loud, yet room noise is only 30dB, this is a room with nothing on or going, basically nothing.

Domestic fridges can range from 36 to 43 depending on brand and compressor and age, an older fridge often runs with a noise that you just get used to, but most are no more than 43dB.

We have a lot of units that we specially fit 12V quiet (silent) fans to, these are from an Austrian company and run silent at 20-29dB, really making noise levels very low. We also have more commercial type quiet fans that run at 39dB compared to standard commercial fridge fans at 55dB. As you can see from the chart the difference between 39dB and 55dB is huge.

There are many variables that can alter the noise level of your fridge, we have talked about fans but the main compressor can also be the part that causes the grief. Depending on compressor type or size they can still run from 39dB>55dB, so even with quiet fans you may still have times of higher levels of noise during run times. Other variables are things like the room the unit is located in, a ‘hard’ room with hard wood floors will reverberate noise much more than a soft cushiony type carpeted room. The cavity where the fridge sits can also cause more noise enhancement so little things like ‘lining’ the rear wall with foam or sitting the fridge on a rubber mat can also make a difference. Triple glazed and solid door units also keep inner noise contained and units with plenty of space ‘in front’ of them can also be slightly less noisy - this allows the noise to dissipate into the environment.

Alfresco fridges used outdoors work extremely hard and build up a lot of heat during normal cycling up/down in hotter ambient temperatures. What this means is that bigger fans are needed to expel the extra heat in a timely manner so the unit can run efficient while chilling, so in general alfresco units will be louder because of this reason. We can alter fan system in these too quieter, but quieter means slower RPM (Revs Per Minute) and less air movement making it take longer to get units down to temperature, hence more power consumption. So we can make units quieter and they are still ok but the trade-off is more energy consumption.

This same principle applies to commercial units which often have many door openings and high usage so quicker chilling function is better for units in harsh applications.

So anything is possible and we do plenty in this area to make units as quiet as possible and to offer options, there are just all these things to consider before you make such a high $$$ purchase.

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A built in fridge adds a touch of class

Minibar installation instructions

  1. Minibar must stand on a level surface.
  2. There should be 20mm clearance to the rear wall. No clearance required for the minibar top, side and bottom.
  3. Air must be freely circulated through the cooling system.
  4. Air must be preheated by any source of heat.
  5. In case that grills are added to the air in or out, an opening of 200cm2 minimum must be assured.
  6. A chimney is created in the back. Cold air enters through the furniture at the base, passes through the cooling system, and warm air rises and escapes.

Important information

  1. The 200cm2 is calculated with L x W, ie; 20cmW x 10cmH = 200cm2
  2. If cabinet is 'open' at front you need approximately 20mm minimum ventilation at sides, then rear exit point either above or 'over' the fridge. If unit has cabinet door in front of fridge door you need vent under unit, at rear of unit, including 100mm open under units and at top.
  3. If you have another idea of method to install please contact us so we can advise, there are other wayts to install, this is just the most common way.
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Standard Package

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Extended Package

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Standard Package -
What is included

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12 month full replacement

If your fridge suddenly stops functioning in the first 12 months, there’s no fuss. We simply replace it.

Extended Package -
What is included

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36 month full replacement

If your fridge suddenly stops functioning in the first 36 months, there’s no fuss. We simply replace it.

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Surge protection

We have a safeguard in place for when your product suffers greatly from electrical interference.

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21 day repair guarantee

It’s a promise we always keep. We’ll have your product back in your hands within 21 days, or we’ll replace it.

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Wear and tear

All products can be affected by wear and tear. But don’t worry, you’re covered.

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No lemon guarantee

If you’re unlucky enough to have two separate repairs and a third occurs, relax. We’ll simply replace it.

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Fully transferrable

This is a real bonus. You can increase the value of your gift or sale by transferring your cover to the new owner.

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Food spoilage

Here’s a fresh idea. If your fridge or freezer loses its cool, we’ll replace all your food.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Model

Manufacturer:
Bar Fridges Australia
Price:
$267
Model Code:
BCH48-SS

Product Dimensions

Width:
430mm
Depth:
480mm
Height:
510mm

Capacity

375ml Cans :
41
Litres:
48 litres

Technical

Indoor / Outdoor Use Suitability:
  • Indoor
Noise Level (Db) Click the '?' to the right to understand better :
39
Power Consumption :
0.6kwh/24hrs
Approvals :
  • SAA Electrical
  • EMC (C-Tick)

Other Important Information

Doors:
  • 1 Door
  • Solid
Door Hinged:
Reversible Door
Lockable:
Yes
Adjustable Feet:
Yes (4)
Shelves:
2 x Adj shelves (345mm x 95mmD)
Weight:
13kg
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