Sawafuji Swing Motor

Australia's NO.1

Unique Technology

All Engel Fridge-Freezers are powered by the unique Sawafuji Swing Motor. Japanese technology at its best, the Sawafuji Swing Motor has only one moving part. Unlike many rotary type compressors, the Motor does not need to perform a full stroke on start up, meaning that it does not have a high start up current draw. The Motor operates at 30 degree angles and on rough corrugated tracks without any loss of efficiency, making it the most effective choice of motor for Engel.

The piston is connected to an electro dynamic device which is powered by the use of magnetic fields. With this technology there is no need for bearings, cranks or con-rods, and less moving parts means less chance of failure.

With only one moving part, friction loss is very low, resulting in a highly efficient compressor.

Since 1962

Learn more about what makes Engel the most trusted brand in Australia since 1962.



Engel is proud to use the unique Sawafuji Swing Motor. With only one moving part, it is simply the most efficient Motor available on the market. The Motor is self lubricating, works at 100% efficiency (even at an angle of 30 degrees), and will keep running as low as 10 volts.

A Legend in Reliability

Built tough

Engel has exclusive use of the unique Sawafuji swing motor. With only one moving part, it is simply the most efficient motor available.The Sawafuji Swing Motor has no high start-up current draw. This is because when it starts up, it can simply move down a fraction before returning. The distance travelled by the piston is then slowly increased at each stroke until a full stroke is reached. The Motor does not, therefore, need to perform a full stroke on start up.This sets it apart from many rotary type compressors which must perform a complete cycle and require a much greater current to start.

Damper Spring


Permanent Magnet

Resonance Spring


Spring Support

Suction Pipe

Electrical Terminal

Built Tough

An Engel is built strong, tough and made to last. The solid steel cabinet means the Engel can handle the knocks and bumps of off-road driving. plus, you can rest assured that it’s not going to warp or twist in the Aussie heat.


The Engel’s efficiency comes from its lowest maximum power draw. When the Motor is on, the 40 litre Engel has a maximum power draw of less than 2.6 amps. No other brand can match this.

Easy To Operate

Simple and easy to operate controls. No fancy bells and whistles – just a single dial knob to select the desired temperature. Now made even more straightforward with an easy to set digital control!

Power Options

Tri voltage (240 volt, 24 volt and 12 volt) as standard and built in on most models in the range. Plus, the convenience of being able to plug in both the 12 volt and 240 volt cords at the same time when you stop and switch to another power source.


Research and development carried out in Australia ensures that when you take your fridge into harsh conditions and rough terrain, you can be confident that it will withstand the pressure.

Excellent Warranty

Engel has a fantastic network of committed dealers and service agents who can help with any problem. All parts of the Engel are replaceable – plus, all Engel Fridge Freezers come with a 3 year warranty.

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