For many travelers that suffer from conditions that require them to always have their medication refrigerated while traveling, keeping their medication cold is a huge problem. The traditional solutions have been utilizing ice packs and thermal conserving packs to keep medication cool are not as effective as a dedicated travel friendly Uber Appliance Uber Chill Insulin Mini Fridge.
The biggest problem with using Ice packs and Thermal Conserving bags is that the Ice packs melt quickly, usually within 2 hours. When you are on the road there is almost no way of re-freezing the ice packs unless you stop at a hotel to use a full-sized fridge. Stopping so frequently to re-freeze the ice packs is not only expensive but also makes traveling a huge pain. An alternative would be to use Ice from a gas station to fill a small thermal conserving bag. While using Ice sounds good in theory it is almost as painful as using ice packs because you constantly need to stop to dump the melted ice/water mix and re-fill your thermal bag with more ice. In both scenarios, the medication starts off cold and as time goes by the temperature starts rising which risks the integrity of the medication as it heats up to ambient temperature. Personally, I would be very concerned about using medication that has been thermally cycled several times during a trip. There is a huge chance that the medication may have went bad without you noticing, and in the case of a diabetic that can mean the difference between life and death.
At Uber Appliance, we recognized the potential for using our awesome Uber Chill and Uber Chill XL Mini Fridge to keep their medication cold on long trips. We developed our Uber Chill and Uber Chill XL mini fridge to utilize a 12v plug (cigarette plug in) to power the fridge for extended use in a vehicle on long trips. Using an Uber Chill Mini Fridge to keep your medication cold eliminates many problems associated with the Ice pack and Thermal bag method, you no longer need to worry about Ice pack re-freezing or dumping ice water throughout the trip. The Uber Chill mini fridge keeps medication cold at a constant temperature as long as the vehicle is powered and the fridge is connected to the cigarette plug using the 12v plug. There is no need to worry about the temperature of your medicine going up when Ice or Ice packs melt, the fridge stays cold throughout the trip with no hassle. The Uber Chill Mini fridge is also compact enough to fit in your vehicle without taking up too much room. While the Uber Chill Mini Fridge is compact on the outside it is very roomy on the inside, it can fit up to 6 standard size cans of soda (12oz cans, total volume is 4 liters), which should be more than enough room for your medication. If you need a larger fridge the Uber Chill XL doubles the capacity of the Uber Chill, as it can fit up to 12 standard size cans of soda (12oz cans, total volume 9 liters). Both Fridges use a state of the art thermo electric system that is very powerful at keeping the fridge cold while operating at whisper quietness.
The following Medication need to be refrigerated while traveling:
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