Frequently asked questions

In the following you will find answers to frequently asked questions on our marine comfort solutions:

Isotherm Fridges

    • Isotherm AC/DC products work on all power sources used worldwide including 12 and 24 volts DC as well as all AC voltages ranging from 80 to 260 volts including 115 volt and 220 volts both 50 and 60 Hertz. 
    • The electronic unit must always be connected directly to the battery or the main switch. Don’t mix up plus and minus. It is very important that cables of correct dimensions are used for the power supply:
      Wire Dimension (mm²): 2.05 → Length (m): 0 - 2.5
      Wire Dimension (mm²): 4 → Length (m): 2.5 - 6
      Wire Dimension (mm²): 6 → Length (m): 6 - 10
    • Use a 20 amp DC breaker so power to the fridge can be turned off at the breaker rather than using the thermostat to turn off the fridge.
    • Remember that the Danfoss electronics are designed to shut off when voltage drops below 11 volts. This will save batteries and allow critical systems like bilge pumps to continue working.
  • This is undoubtedly the most frequently asked question! 

    For Isotherm Cruise refrigerators we can provide accurate data about energy consumption as with all tests made we know their actual consumption. It 's more difficult to provide a figure for our refrigerating units systems because we do not know the actual size of the compartment in which it will be installed and also the thickness of the insulating material used. The data for a particular volume are therefore calculated with an insulating material of medium quality and thickness. 

  • Indel Webasto Marine has a large number of models, front opened, drawers, top-opened, stainless steel doors or customizable door fronts with different door panels. They can be right hinged or left hinged. In order to decide which is the best solution for your need, just measure the space for installation and thanks to the catalogue it will be extremely easy to search for the appropriate product.

  • The Isotherm refrigerators are available with standard 12V/24V power, on demand with AC / DC (12-24/115-230V).

  • The refrigerators can be ordered with the compressor unit remotely positioned for separate installation of the refrigerator where space does not permit a standard installation.

  • We can provide a set of panels ready to help you building a cooling box. The panels are covered on both sides with 2mm laminated plastic and have an overall thickness of 50mm closed cells foam insulation. They are extremely easy to cut and paste, using a polyurethane or silicone sealant.

  • Indel Webasto Marine offers the most efficient refrigeration for boats thanks to special refrigerating units. Several types are available: 

    Compact Unit: The classical cooling unit, controlled by the thermostat, uses a Secop compressor to cool the evaporator installed in your refrigerator or freezer compartment. This system uses a condenser cooled by a fan. It is important that the compartment where the compressor is installed is well ventilated so that the cool air arrives at the bottom and warm air is exhausted to the top.

    SP Unit: Isotherm SP (Self - Pumping) is a system directly cooled by sea water, this means that the efficiency of refrigeration is completely independent of the temperature inside the boat. The heat is directed downwards and expelled through the hull of the boat using the natural pumping action of the drain pipe of the galley sink through a heat sink installed on the discharge. This system is extremely quiet as no pumps nor cooling fans are present. 

    Magnum Unit: Magnum units are specially designed for boats that require maximum cooling, possibly to extend sailing in tropical waters. This system uses sea water, which is always cooler than the air inside the boat, through an electric water pump, increasing the cooling efficiency power. Sea water cooling system, being static, is absolutely noiseless, it resists even in the absence of water and is self-aerating.

  • Isotherm cabinet style fridges give boat owners a full range of choices for selecting a refrigerator or freezer. Isotherm features following door styles:

    • CLASSIC (grey door front that can be changed to your own custom panel or to options in white, black, teak, mahogany, or cherry panels)
    • ELEGANCE (available in 42, 49, 65, 85 and 130 liters sizes, silver door front as standard, options in white, black, teak, wengé and white oak)
    • CLEAN TOUCH, INOX (complete stainless steel door, handle and flange)

    Be sure to specify hinges on right or hinges on left.

  • As you sail for several days, it is good practice to clean the refrigerator and check you do not have food with a short time sell-by date that could deteriorate and cause bad odours. It is also suggested to set the thermostat to minimum. In this way, while guaranteeing the preservation of frozen food, you also reduce power consumption.

  • It is important to keep the inside of the refrigerator clean by washing it with warm water and mild soap and by drying any water/condensation that may be enclountered. In order to prevent damage to the electrical/mechanical components and /or the formation of mould, when shutting off the refrigerator for extended periods of time, it is necessary to wait for the unit to defrost completely and to eliminate any condensation that may have formed, both inside the appliance and in the external water collection tray. The natural defrosting time can vary from a few minutes to several hours. In the wintertime and when the refrigerator is shut off, the door should be left slightly ajar for ventilation. 

  • On all refrigerators it is indicated in which climate class they can work properly: Class SN +10 ° C +32 ° C and Class N between +16 ° C and +32 ° C, Class ST between +18 ° C and +38 ° C Class T between +18 ° C and +43 ° C.

    • The weight of the fridge must be supported on the feet of the refrigerator. The flange is designed to hold the fridge in the enclosure
    • Good ventilation is the key to efficient operation and good temperatures. Allow 12 x 12 centimetres at the bottom of the cabinet and another 12 x 12 centimetres at the top to allow warm air to rise up and out of the cabinet while allowing cool air to enter at the bottom
    • Good power with no drop in voltage or amperage
  • In order to avoid damage to the cooling circuit, we suggest you waiting about 2 / 3 hours prior to ignition of the product.

    • Isotherm features molded door shelves that are an integrated part of the door, providing strength and stability for doors
    • Isotherm has cradles and adjustable holders that keep jars and bottles secure and upright
    • Isotherm has a one-piece, polished food-grade plastic interior that helps resist odors
    • Isotherm has positive latching doors that stay shut even in the roughest conditions
    • Isotherm has the highest level of quality and elegance that adds value to every installation

Isotemp Water Heaters

  • Isotemp Slim and Basic water heaters are ranges of water heaters from 15 to 75L volumes, made just for marine use. 

    They give you the following advantages: 

    • Robust design 
    • Horizontal or vertical mounting options 
    • Water tank in stainless steel, corrosion resistant 
    • External cylinder in stainless steel 
    • Stable fixing feet in stainless steel, adjustable to 360 degrees for easy installation 
    • Warranty up to 5 years 
    • Extra-long corrugated heating coil for high heat exchange efficiency 
    • Special safety valve 7bar/100psi 
    • Ultra-thick insulation for lowest temperature loss 
    • Electrical plug and play 
    • Immersion heating element, especially designed to heat also the water at the bottom of the tank 

    NEW Isotemp SPA water heaters are ranges of water heaters in 5 sizes from 15 to 40L capacity, made just for marine use.

    They give you the following advantages:

    • Robust design
    • Horizontal or vertical mounting options
    • Water tank in stainless steel, corrosion resistant
    • External cylinder in high quality polypropylene 
    • Stable fixing feet in stainless steel, adjustable to 360 degrees for easy installation
    • Warranty up to 5 years
    • Extra-long corrugated heating coil for high heat exchange efficiency
    • Special safety valve 6bar
    • Ultra-thick insulation for lowest temperature loss
    • Electrical plug and play
    • Immersion heating element, especially designed to heat also the water at the bottom of the tank
    • Thermostat mixing valve for mixing hot and cold water (optional)
  • You can choose among several models with different capacities: 15L, 16L SQUARE, 20L, 24L, 25L, 30L, 40L, 50L, 75L. 

    Power installed: 115V or 230V 

    Immersion heating element available on: 

    • 750W 
    • 1200W 
    • 2000W 
  • The higher the power of the heating element, the faster the water will warm up; absorption is higher and therefore the consumption accordingly.

  • A double coil water heater can be connected to an additional heating system as our air-heater and it is therefore the ideal choice for those who want to run a single product with two separate systems. The air-heater is used to heat small rooms or defrost the windows and then the heating power is not very high but it certainly helps to do more things and save energy on board.