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Old 10-09-2019, 03:27 PM   #1
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Refrigerator on Propane

I'm supposed to know this but at my age I can't remember....

Do I have to have my battery power on to run my propane refrigerator?

In other words, does a propane refrigerator require 12-volt power to operate?

I want to start it up to get cold before a trip on Friday morning. I do not have 120 volt power at the storage shed.

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Old 10-09-2019, 03:36 PM   #2
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Yes, the refrigerator control requires 12v power, as does the ignitor.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:39 PM   #3
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I thought so but just checking to be sure.

Should I turn my converter breaker off to run the refrigerator over night to save battery power? I just bought a new battery yesterday and sure don't want to harm it.
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No need to turn it off, the fridge doesn't pull that much power on gas. You should be alright, unless someone here chimes in with a different opinion.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:56 AM   #5
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A propane RV refrigerator uses very little electrical power. I don't have the exact amperage number, but I have run mine for a week at a time with no detectable drop in my battery voltage.
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Mine only pulls .8 amps on propane.
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