CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Summer travel, picnics, boat excursions, trips to the beach or race track, camping and more are all enhanced with the new WORX 20V Battery and Electric Powered Cooler, according to a press release from the company.
This high-tech cooler provides three power options to keep things cool: cordless battery power, a plug-in D/C power/cigarette lighter adapter for vehicles or an A/C 5-foot power cord to plug into any electrical outlet.
According to the release, the innovative cooler incorporates the latest technology and is like having your own mobile refrigerator/freezer at your disposal. It features a push-button digital control panel to monitor temperature readings from -4ºF to 68ºF (-20C to 20C). Melting ice cubes, soggy sandwiches and excess water to drain are a thing of the past.
“It’s one amazing cooler,” said Katie Roberts, WORX Director of Product Development. “This is a mini refrigerator perfect for on-the-go outdoor activities and events. Not requiring ice to keep things cold is a game-changer, making activities more enjoyable and hassle-free.”
Chill a can of ice tea at the optimal temperature of 40ºF or freeze, then thaw burgers and bratwurst for the grill for a tailgating party. Cleanup is a snap with a dry cloth. The digital control panel displays temperature readings in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
Weighing in at 30 pounds, the polypropylene Battery and Electric Powered Cooler also serves as a mobile workstation. A built-in USB port – located in the control panel – is capable of powering small electronics such as a mobile phone or tablet.
The portable cooler’s overall measurements are 15.39 in.W x 26.22 in.L x 15.39 in.H. It has a 24-quart capacity (1,386 cu. in.), providing enough storage to hold 35 12-ounce cans. An LED light illuminates the cooler’s storage interior automatically once the lid is raised.
The cooler has two latching lids: one for the main storage compartment and the other for the 20V batteries. Also, there are two built-in cup holders in the cooler’s lid. Connected to the cooler’s outer rim is a convenient built-in bottle opener.
At the back and base of the cooler are side and rear exhaust vents much like a refrigerator. Also, at the rear are the connections for both the A/C power cord and the D/C power/cigarette lighter adapter cord (included). For mobility, the cooler has two rear 4-inch-diameter wheels and, in front, a drop-down pull handle.
Two WORX 20V 4.0Ah batteries are included with the cooler. When fully charged, the batteries will run an average of 10 hours before recharging is needed. For initial use, it’s recommended to preset the desired temperature and then use the A/C power cord connected to an electrical outlet before switching to battery power. Typically, it takes 15 minutes for the cooler to reach 32ºF (OºC). The WORX 20V 4.0Ah batteries are compatible with up to 100 other WORX 20V, 40V and 80V lifestyle, DIY and lawn and garden tools for cost savings and convenience.
Included with the WORX 20V Battery and Electric Powered Cooler are two, 20V 4.0Ah MAX lithium batteries, a 1-hour dual-port charger, an A/C power cord and a D/C power/cigarette lighter adapter cord.
The WORX 20V Battery and Electric Powered Cooler (WX876L, $499.99) is available at worx.com and Amazon. A bare-tool version, minus the batteries and charger (WX876L.9, $399.99) also is available. It’s covered by the WORX three-year limited warranty.