Has anyone paid attention to power consumption the fridge uses when on inverter power for extended periods by viewing it on the inverter remote set to the amps setting for 20-40 hours worth?
I have 520watts of solar and for the most part this fridge NEVER shuts off. I've seen it use 0amps probably 2 times for around 10minutes, and I watch it a lot.
It will use 4-5a a lot of the time, 8-11a most of the time. The second someone opens the door it will jump to 18a, then instantly back to what it running at when closed.
It likes running at 18-22a for quite a while too. I have caught it on a few occasions sucking a whooping 52amps!!
When I actually catch it at 52 I shut off the inverter to cut power to the fridge, then when I turn it back on it doesn't go back to 52amps
If I leave the fridge off for 5-10 minute the freezer temp will rise from 0F to about 20F. The fridge temp, though, will remain unchanged. It will then take 30-40 minutes for the freezer temp to get back to 0 with the unit running around 8-11amps. I see no reason for this temperature rise in such a short time.
I have even manually raised the temp, example, freezer from 0 to 4F and fridge from 36-40F...then the fridge will shut off but only for about 5 minutes. Then it turns back on to the 4-5amp draw.
If it would actually shut off like my house fridge for 20-40minutes every few hours then I wouldn't be using so much precious battery power while boondocking.