To keep power costs down you’ll want your refrigerated container’s energy consumption operating as low as possible while still achieving the refrigerating job it’s required to do.

Most modern chiller and freezer containers have power saving software programmed into the controller that can automatically turn on and off the refrigerator motor when required, thereby reducing energy consumption.

When choosing a refrigerated container, it’s important to know what duty the container will be required to do. Does it have to immediately reduce the temperature of produce harvested directly from the field or is it working with product that arrives chilled or frozen? If the produce must be frozen from room temperature, you’ll require a higher capacity refrigerated container that consumes more energy.

Other determining factors include the power supply configuration. Is it three phase or single-phase power supply? The three phase containers have a higher chilling capacity with bigger motors but use more energy to run than a single phase refrigerated container. Single phase refrigerated containers plug into a normal 10-amp household power socket. They’re cheaper to run than three phase and are great for holding general chilled or frozen product.

Here at Kiwi Box we’ll ask a number of questions to ensure we match you with the ideal chiller or freezer container with the appropriate level of energy consumption to fit your needs. Contact us today for more information.