Ozfarmer Australia import and distribute Harvest Right freeze dryers. These can be shipped to most parts of Australia and New Zealand.
Freeze dryers are the revolutionary new way to preserve food. By removing water the process conserves virtually all the vitamins and nutritional value of the food whilst greatly reducing the end weight and volume of the preserved food. Food can be eaten as is (many fruits make delicious chips or snacks), powdered or saved to rehydrate at the time of serving.
The units are assembled in the USA but are specially modified to allow connection to Australian and NZ power with SAA plug standard. The only sizes available in the 240V version is the medium and large size. Both sizes are available in black powder coated or stainless steel.
Both models come standard with the premium oil pump.
The main difference between the medium and large is the number of trays and how much food you can process at a time. The medium is typically suited to an average household and has the advantage that it can run on a standard 10 amp circuit and plug. The large unit processes more food at a time but requires a dedicated 15 amp circuit and 15 amp socket for connection.
USING ON AN OFF GRID SYSTEM
We recommend a 5000 watt capacity for 40 hours. Whilst the units don't actually use that much power per hour (on the high side about 2500 watts at peak) that is a recommended capacity to ensure trouble free operation
When a system or an inverter is rated for 3000 watts it most likely will overheat and shut down mid batch (batch time ranges from 24 - 60 hours and longer if ambient temperatures are outside the standard operating range).
Most off grid systems do not have the battery storage capacity to run the unit all night
If you have questions please raise a support ticket. Due to the value of the items it is our business policy to document all discussions about the units to ensure we correctly answer all questions and to avoid any misunderstandings which can occur over the phone.