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Sun Frost RF12 DC Refrigerator/Freezer, 12 Cu Ft

Sun Frost RF12 DC Refrigerator/Freezer, 12 Cu Ft
Sun Frost RF12 DC Refrigerator/Freezer, 12 Cu Ft
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Item code Brand name Model number
SUFRF12-DC Sun Frost RF12DC
Note(1): Standard color is WHITE. Add $150 for custom colors or wood veneers.
Note (2): Add $50 for crating fee.

Sun FrostSun Frost

Sun Frost Refigeration    The Sun Frost is so outstandingly energy efficient, it makes powering a home with photovoltaics or other low output energy sources both feasible and affordable. Even in a home using conventional utility power, energy consumption for refrigeration is typically cut by a factor of four!
    In addition to unrivaled energy efficiency, Sun Frost offers other amenities not found in conventional refrigerators, such as food-saving, high humidity storage, ultra-quiet operation and an easy-to-clean interior.
    Every Sun Frost is custom crafted, and can be finished with a number of laminates or wood finishes.


Sun Frost RF16 with 13" cabinet.SUN FROST RF16
The Sun Frost RF16 is an extremely efficient full-size refrigerator. It has two independent cooling systems and temperature controls. In fact, one compartment may be left running while the other is shut off. The uniquely designed cooling coils on the outside of the Sun Frost do not require fans. The Sun Frost RF16 may be mounted on a 13 inch high cabinet for maximum convenience.

Sun Frost RF12 Refrigerator / Freezer

shown with 24" cabinet.SUN FROST RF12
The Sun Frost RF12 is a single compressor refrigerator freezer with a passively cooled (no fans) cooling system. For convenience it is typically mounted on a 24" high cabinet. The matching cabinet made by Sun Frost has two large side by side drawers.

Sun Frost RF19 Refrigerator / Freezer

shown with 13" cabinet.

Sun Frost RF19, R19, and F19
These refrigerators and freezers are our largest models, and all have two equal sized compartments.

The Sun Frost RF19: The Sun Frost RF19: one compartment is a refrigerator and the other a freezer.  The RF19 can be ordered with the freezer on the top or on the bottom. The freezer is twice as large as the freezer in the RF16; however, the refrigerator compartment is slightly smaller. The RF19 often eliminates the need to buy a separate freezer. Like the RF16 this model is typically mounted on a 13-inch high cabinet. The RF19 uses two quiet and highly efficient fans to cool the exterior cooling coils.

The Sun Frost R19: is a refrigerator-only model with two equal-sized refrigerator sections. It does not need defrosting and incorporates a passive (no fans) cooling system.

The Sun Frost F19: is our largest freezer-only unit. It has two equal-sized compartments incorporating two independently controlled cooling systems. One compartment may be turned off to conserve energy when its storage space is not required. It uses the same fans as the RF19 to cool its cooling coils.


The following models are the same width & depth as our larger models but are shorter, and for maximum convenience would require a higher base cabinet.

Sun Frost R10 and F10
The Sun Frost R10 and F10 are the same width & depth as our larger models but are shorter, and for maximum convenience would require a higher base cabinet. The R10 is a refrigerator-only unit and the F10 is a freezer-only unit.

Sun Frost RF4, R4, and F4Sun Frost RF4, R4, and F4
The Sun Frost RF4, R4, and F4 are our smallest refrigerators and freezers. Like the R10 and F10, they have the same width and depth as the larger units. The RF4 consists of a refrigerator with an ice tray freezer section. The R4 is a refrigerator-only unit, and the F4 is a freezer-only unit. For convenience, these units would require a higher base cabinet, or they could be placed on a countertop. Our 4 cubic foot models are also ideal for use in bus conversions, boats and RVs.


Sun Frost RFVB-134aSun Frost RFVB-134a
Solar Powered Vaccine Storage DC Refrigerator Freezer
The Sun Frost RFVB is a vaccine storage refrigerator used primarily in developing countries. There is more information about this model on its own spec page.


  • Highly effecient top-mounted cooling system
  • Quiet - no humming
  • Simple defrost system due to slow frost build up
  • Superior storage conditions vs. conventional refrigerators
  • Fewer solar panels needed due to less energy consumption
  • Cooler summer kitchen - produces much less heat than a conventional refrigerator

  • Base Cabinets
    Standard White
    Color Laminate
    Wooden Veneer
    Four inch stand
    Thirteen inch cabinet
    Twenty-four inch cabinet

    A Sun Frost refrigerator can be placed against a wall minimizing floor area utilized. It will not have to be moved for either cleaning or servicing.

    Each custom built SUN FROST refrigerator is available in more than 100 colors of high-pressure laminate and many natural wood finishes. The spacious interior, made from sturdy fiberglass-reinforced plastic, is exceptionally easy to clean, with no exposed ducts, tubing or inaccessible corners. The adjustable door shelves can accommodate half-gallon beverage containers, while adjustable glass shelves line the refrigerator section.
    Sun Frost standard white finish. Sun Frost refigerator with a wood veneer finish to match other kitchen cabinets.

    The prices in the table below are for units with a standard white laminate finish.

    • Add any other laminate refrigerator surface by Formica, Wilsonart, or Nevamor, etc. (customer supplies the laminate name and model number).
    • Add a wood veneer refrigerator surface of the customer's choice. (IMPORTANT: these wood veneers are left unvarnished for the customer to complete with their choice of finish.)
    • Add a Stainless Steel finish on the front with black laminate sides.
    • Subtract $50 for refigerators with no finish cover. The customer supplies their own finished surface (aluminum moldings are included in a package for the customer to apply).
    • The RF19 Refrigerator/Freezer model may have the Freezer on the top or bottom.
    • All refrigerators require a crating charge. The crating fee for the RF12 is $50, $60 for larger units, and $45 for smaller units. No crating fee for cabinets.
    • All items are shipped by truck. Home delivery is more expensive than pickup at a local terminal. Shipping quotes can be obtained within hours.
    • Units shipped in 4 weeks.
    • California residents must add state sales tax.

    Contact one of our sales representatives toll free at (877) 878-4060 if you have any questions or have specific custom requests.

    Product List

    Description AC Models DC Models Daily Energy Use
    (amp hrs @12 VDC /
    kWh @ 110 VAC)
    (see clearances below)
    (export add 40 lbs.)
    at 70°F
    at 90°F
    Height Width Depth Weight Volume
    19 Cu. Ft.
    Half Refrigerator / HalfFreezer
    62 amp hrs
    .77 Kwhrs
    82 amp hrs
    1.03 Kwhrs
    66" 34.5" 27.75" 320 lb. 46 C.F
    19 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerator Only
    28 amp hrs
    .35 Kwhrs
    46 amp hrs
    .58 Kwhrs
    66" 34.5" 27.75" 310 lb. 46 C.F
    19 Cu. Ft.
    Freezer Only
    100 amp hrs
    1.25 Kwhrs
    130 amp hrs
    1.63 Kwhrs
    66" 34.5" 27.75" 320 lb. 46 C.F
    16 Cu. Ft.
    42 amp hrs
    .49 Kwhrs
    58 amp hrs
    .79 Kwhrs
    62.5" 34.5" 27.75" 300 lb. 44 C.F
    12 Cu. Ft.
    24 amp hrs
    .30 Kwhrs
    43 amp hrs
    .53 Kwhrs
    49.5" 34.5" 27.75" 230 lb. 36 C.F
    10 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerator Only
    15 amp hrs
    .19 Kwhrs
    25 amp hrs
    .31 Kwhrs
    43.5" 34.5" 27.75" 215 lb. 32 C.F
    10 Cu. Ft.
    Freezer Only
    55 amp hrs
    .69 Kwhrs
    70 amp hrs
    .88 Kwhrs
    43.5" 34.5" 27.75" 215 lb. 32 C.F
    4 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerator with ice tray
    13 amp hrs
    .16 Kwhrs
    19 amp hrs
    .24 Kwhrs
    31.5" 34.5" 27.75" 160 lb. 23 C.F
    4 Cu. Ft.
    Refrigerator Only
    7 amp hrs
    .09 Kwhrs
    10 amp hrs
    .13 Kwhrs
    31.5" 34.5" 27.75" 160 lb. 23 C.F
    4 Cu. Ft.
    Freezer Only
    28 amp hrs
    .35 Kwhrs
    36 amp hrs
    .45 Kwhrs
    31.5" 34.5" 27.75" 160 lb. 23 C.F
    4 Cu. Ft.
    Vaccine Storage Unit
    14 amp hrs
    .17 Kwhrs
    23 amp hrs
    .28 Kwhrs
    31.5" 34.5" 27.75" 160 lb. 23 C.F
    Voltage: All models are available in 12 volt DC, 24 volt DC, 110AC, or 220AC.
    Listed energy consumptions are for 12 volt units and 110AC; 24 volt units use half the listed amp hours. kWhs are listed for AC units.
    Colors: A wide variety of custom laminates and wood veneers are available. Standard laminate color is white.
    Terms: Prepayment required. Production can not begin on custom colors/wood veneers until full payment is received.
    Clearance: The doors are mounted on a continuous stainless steel piano hinge.
    It is important to allow an additional 3.75" width on the hinge side for the door to open. All units require minimum 6" clearance above the unit to allow for heat ventilatation.
    Base Cabinets: Custom built, made to match with two side by side drawers. Available in 13" and 24" heights or 4" stand. Constructed of solid plywood.

    Interior Dimensions

    Model Freezer Refrigerator Total
    Height Width Depth Volume Height Width Depth Volume
    CF Liters CF Liters CF Liters
    RF19 24 28 20.75 8.07 228.5 24 28 20.75 8.07 228.5 16.1 457
    R19 24 28 20.75 8.07 228.5 24 28 20.75 8.07 228.5 16.1 457
    F19 24 28 20.75 8.07 228.5 24 28 20.75 8.07 228.5 16.1 457
    RF16 13 26 20 3.91 110.8 31 28 20.75 10.4 295.2 14.3 406
    RF12 6.5 26 21 2.05 58.2 24 28 20.75 8.07 228.5 10.1 286.7
    R10 ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 28 27.5 20.5 9.13 258.7 9.13 258.7
    F10 28 27.5 20.5 9.13 258.7 ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 9.13 258.7
    RFVB 4 26 20 1.2 34.1 6 26 20 1.8 51.1 3.0 85.2
    RF4 225 26 20 68 19.2 10.5 26 20 3.16 89.5 3.84 108.7
    R4 ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 13 26 20 3.91 110.7 3.91 110.8
    F4 13 26 20 3.91 110.8 ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- 3.91 110.8


    Sun Frost warrants to the first consumer purchaser, for a period of two years from the date of purchase, that this product is free from defects in materials and workmanship. Sun Frost will, at their option, repair or replace the defective product or part at no charge to the purchaser for parts or labor, provided the unit is installed and operated in accordance with the written instructions provided with the product. In the event that an outside contractor is authorized by Sun Frost to do the repair, Sun Frost will cover all parts and labor exclusive of travel costs.

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    Great refrigerator/freezer


    Ours has been in service for over ten years. For the first nine of those years, until we added a bedroom extension, our bed was four feet away from it. Extremely quiet operation. Never woke us up during the night. The compressor system is on top so it can fit back against the wall so less floor s...
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    Sunfrost RF-12 Refrigerator Impressions


    I recently Received my Sunfrost RF-12 refrigerator. I really like the refrigerator, but I can’t say much for the service I received from the altE store, altEstore.com.

    I ordered the refrigerator on 8/25/09. I paid top dollar, $2,342 for the fridge, $50 crating fee, $160 Shipping, and $...
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