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With the summer season right around the corner, what better way to enjoy the warm weather than hitting the open road for your next road trip. Whether it is camping or picnics in the park and beach BBQs, one of the most important items you’re going to need when traveling is the perfect cooler.  

Gone are the days of buying buckets of ice to put into your cooler, just for it to melt and leave you with a puddle of soggy food.  Electric coolers don’t require any ice. Not only will you save money and time by not having to stop to buy ice, but without ice, you can actually pack a lot more food and snacks for your next trip.


A white cooler filled with grapes, peppers, a pineapple and soda sits in the back of a black van. Beside the cooler is a blanket on top of a camping bag. Behind the cooler are two sleeping bags and two fishing rods. The car is located near the mountains which can be seen on the right hand side of the picture behind the car.




Features and Benefits 

Whether you’re taking a road trip or simply running out of room in your refrigerator, an electric cooler can keep food and beverages ice cold.  

Using an electric cooler you’ll never have to worry about your food and drinks getting warm on the long drive.  Koolatron coolers are powered by the 12 volt plug in your car, RV, truck or boat. Once plugged in, our coolers use less energy than your vehicle’s tail light and are able to keep your food and drinks cold throughout the length of your trip. 

Koolatron coolers can also be used as warmers. A Warmer is a great option for transporting hot foods to a tailgate party or family gathering.  

In cold mode Koolatron 12V Cooler Warmers can efficiently cool up to 40°F (22°C) below the surrounding temperature or switch to warm mode to keep contents warm up to 140°F (60°C). (add picture to show cold vs warm mode)

This image is divided into four even sections. The first section shows hands holding two black cords. One cord has a red dot indicating it is for warm temperatures. The second section contains the same image but the dot is now the color blue indicating it is for cold temperatures. The third section show a wall with an outlet and hands plugging the cords together. The forth section shows a hand plugging the cigarette lighter into the car. Text in the first section reads "keeps food warm to 140°F (60°C)" and "match arrow to red dot for hot mode". The text in the second section reads "keeps cool to 40°F (4°C) below surrounding temperature" and "match arrow to blue dot for cold mode". Text in the third section reads "add ac adapter (sold separately) to seamlessly transfer from your vehicle to indoors".

Electric coolers plug into any 12V outlet for on the go use in your car, truck, or boat and are also compatible with an AC power adapter for indoor use. 

With a versatile two-way design, you can use electric coolers in a vertical position as a car-fridge or remove the shelves for a classic ice-chest style cooler.  Koolatron electric 12 volt coolers also feature molded inset handles for easy carrying, and an easy to clean stain-resistant lining.

Image shows two coolers, one with the lid open from the top and the other with the lid open like a door. The coolers contain fruits, vegetables, and different drinks. There are two arrows going back and forth between the coolers showing their two way design.

 Whether you’re a long haul truck-driver or someone who enjoys day trips with your friends and family, there is an electric cooler to fit your needs.

Want to buy an electric cooler but don’t know where to start?  Check out the list below for 5 great products that will meet all your needs. 



The D25 soft-sided 12V cooler is the ideal personal cooler. It cools to 40 degrees F below the surrounding temperature to keep drinks, snacks, and food cold. It has built-in exterior cup holders and pockets for extras like sunscreen or snacks. Plus the smart collapsible design makes it easy to store in your vehicle or home.


A travel cooler bag filled with a water bottle, pop can, yogurt tube, grapes, an apple, and a pear. The outside pockets of the cooler bag is filled with sunscreen, a wallet, and a pair of sunglasses. The bag is placed inside a red car and the car door is open revealing green grass in the background.


For road trips, the P75 12V Cooler Warmer is the optimal accessory for seamless on-the-go travel. This cooler’s secure magnetic door seal and removable shelves let you position it either as a classic chest-style cooler or on its side as a front-opening mini-fridge, and the basket-style shelves are great for storing fruit, and granola bars, and cheese.  


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Need to pack food and drinks for a crowd or a long-distance trip? The P85 Krusader 12V Cooler Warmer holds up to 80 standard soft drink cans and is Koolatron’s largest 12V powered cooler/warmer. If tailgating or camping is in your future, this may be the cooler for you.  




A white and grey cooler sits on a dock with the lake in the background. The lid of the cooler is open and in the cooler are fruits, vegetables, and drinks. 



For day trippers, picnickers, and festivalgoers, the P20 Fun Kool 12V Cooler provides maximum cooling and outperforms leading name-brand competitors.  This unique cooler has a removable lid, so if you need to you can also use it as an ice chest. In ice-retention tests, this cooler has proven to keep ice frozen for three full days, when used as an unpowered ice chest. 



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For busy families who are on-the-go, the P20 Slim Compact 12V Cooler Warmer is a great option that is designed to fit between the front seats of standard mini vans. The flip-up lid provides one-handed grab-and-go convenience.

A white narrower cooler sits between the seats of a car. The lid is open and in the cooler are grapes, an apple, some granola, a pop can, and a water bottle.