Avanti SHP1712SDC-IS 1.7-cu.-ft. AC/DC Superconductor Refrigerator

Avanti SHP1712SDC-IS 1.7-cu.-ft. AC/DC Superconductor Refrigerator

  • 1.7-cu.-ft. capacity with full-range temperature control
  • Functions on 115-volt 60Hz AC or 12-volt DC power
  • Black cabinet with reversible door in stainless steel finish
  • Includes removable shelf, tall bottle rack, and interior light
  • Dimensions: 17W x 19D x 20H in.

Perfect for the home, office, or dorm room, the Avanti SHP1712SDC-IS 1.7-cu.-ft. AC/DC Superconductor Refrigerator is stylish and efficient. With full-range temperature control, a removable shelf, and a tall bottle rack, you can put this compact unit to work for you. Its black cabinet is outfitted with a reversible door in a stainless steel finish, making it even more practical. About Avanti Avanti has been a leader in the Consumer Appliance Industry for over 30 years. We specialize in compact to full-sized refrigerators; upright and chest freezers; wine coolers; water dispensers, and more. Avanti’s reputation has been built by providing quality products at a great value. We are well known for our compact refrigerators for the home, office and dormitory. Avanti compact refrigerators have become popular with hotel chains nationwide as in-room refrigerators and refreshment centers. 1.7-cu.-ft. capacity with full-range temperature control. Functions on 115-volt 60Hz AC or 12-volt DC power

List Price: $ 251.99

Price: $ 148.14

3 thoughts on “Avanti SHP1712SDC-IS 1.7-cu.-ft. AC/DC Superconductor Refrigerator

  1. 39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Decent, February 17, 2011
    By 
    Robin Boling (Moscow ID USA) –
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    This review is from: Avanti SHP1712SDC-IS 1.7-cu.-ft. AC/DC Superconductor Refrigerator (CD-ROM)

    The fridge arrived with several large dents as other reviewers have mentioned they only include 1/4 inch of Styrofoam for packaging. It also would not turn on… upon further inspection I could see the internal AC hot and common connections were disconnected so I opened it up and plugged those back in.

    I put a remote temperature sensor in the fridge and let it cool to 32 degrees (cold as it will get on high) then put a 20 oz pop bottle in that was full of 80F degree water. It took 3 hours to cool to below 40 degrees and it actually warmed the air temp of the fridge up to 42 at one point. If you put a lot of room temp stuff in there I imagine it would take at least 24 hours to cool it all.

    Pros:
    -Lightweight (really easy to move it only weighs like 23 pounds)
    -Efficient (pulls less than 100 watts and keeps stuff cold)
    -AD/DC modes is nice
    -No moving parts except for heatsink fan and coldsink fan.
    -Lots of space, due to the lightweight frame/insulation and lack of compressor what you see is practically what you get.

    Cons:
    -Lightweight (don’t drop it or you’ll definitely add to the dents from shipping, also the insulation can’t be that great at that thickness)
    -Not very powerful, it will take quite a while to cool things down and cannot handle high air temps or direct sunlight.
    -As other reviewers have mentioned you can count on it being damaged in shipping. Ours arrived with one of the back corners crushed and a couple good sized dents in the rear panel. It also had apparently jostled loose the internal AC connections.
    -Made in china, and it feels like it too.

    Summary: It works pretty well for its intended purpose and although it feels cheap and likely to breakdown luckily there really isn’t that much that is likely to break since there is no compressor and the only moving parts are two small fans. If you can’t accept cosmetic damage from shipping definitely don’t bother. I intend to run it on DC to store products at a farmers market, I’ll update the review if it craps out on me.

    Update 7/6/2011: It’s starting to get rather warm here in southern Idaho and the fridge has a hard time keeping up with air temperatures at/over 80s. As expected you certainly have to be careful to keep it out of direct sunlight or it’ll turn into an easy bake oven. Somewhat disappointing because I intended to use it outdoors but if you’re using it somewhere that is shaded and climate controlled you’ll be fine.

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  2. 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Avanti AC/DC Rerigerator, November 2, 2010
    By 
    Sheryl
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    This review is from: Avanti SHP1712SDC-IS 1.7-cu.-ft. AC/DC Superconductor Refrigerator (CD-ROM)

    I have used this fridge once in my new custom goat trailer with living quarters. Worked very well on DC power in the trailer and AC in the house for a test run. My only complaint is that the product was dented when shipped. We determined the dents would not effect operation and therefore not worth sending back to manufacturer. The unit runs fine, just the housing was dinged.

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  3. 9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Warning Diabetics, May 5, 2012
    By 
    Gregg Tompkins
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    I bought this refrigerator with the Idea I would use it in a grid collapse for my insulin. I have solar panels and big batteries. If you are looking for a refrigerator for your insulin, don’t buy this one it will quit on you, then you can wait two days and it will start working again after you unplugged it. It is a good party refrigerator used intermittently but it is not reliable temperature control. Buy a small unit with a compressor instead of this for medication temperature control.

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