Not all IT admins are located in a data center, some might be located out in the field. For individuals in that group, we’ve located an off-the-shelf option that fits in the back of a work truck or transport vehicle. The BODEGAcooler Mini 12V Portable Freezer is a compact 15-liter portable fridge/freezer that has an operating temperature range of -4-68F, and capable of operating 12/24V, 120V, or optional batteries. This isn’t a Peltier-chip based cooler, but one equipped with a compressor to reach and maintain sub-zero temperatures.
The controls are easy to use, with physical buttons and a display to set or view the temperature of the unit. It also has Bluetooth connectivity for some advanced settings through an app. Besides the obvious temperature, the settings are pretty basic.
You can switch between eco and max power modes for power conservation and for vehicle usage set voltage cutoff limits so the truck still starts after those long-haul deployments. Noise during operation is minimal, staying completely in the background without drawing attention to itself.
At the time of this article, the BODEGAcooler Mini 12V Portable Freezer has a street price of $359.
BODEGAcooler Mini 12V Portable Freezer P15 Specifications
|AC 110V~240V DC 12V/24V
|AC 0.8A-0.3A DC 4.0A-2.0A
|Rated Power Input
|-20℃~20℃ (-4 °F~68)
For IT admins in a data center, the StorageReview IT Helpdesk is a fun way to blow off some steam and enjoy some fun in a data center. Yes, it might also strike fear into the hearts of IT admins when they calculate the cost of all that equipment under a pile of ice, but can you really put a price on happiness?
For those who want a similar experience without job liability, there are some other great options. The BODEGAcooler Mini 12V Portable Freezer P15 offers similar capacity, without the need for ice. It can get down to temperatures as low as -4F, and operate off almost all lab or remote voltages like 110-240V AC or 12/24V DC. This allows it to operate just fine in any data center that you can sneak it into or a remote work site. It also fits excellently underneath a desk.
Whatever your need, we’ve got you covered at StorageReview when it comes to “optimizing” your IT needs.