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Old 08-20-2015, 08:56 PM   #1
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Anyone using residential fridge with inverter?

I'm just curious to know if anyone here has used their onboard inverter with the new Frigidaire Gallery residential fridge yet?

I'm not sure how much time just a single automotive battery will give me before my fridge shuts down.
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Old 08-21-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
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I'm just curious to know if anyone here has used their onboard inverter with the new Frigidaire Gallery residential fridge yet?

I'm not sure how much just a single automotive battery will give me before my fridge shuts down.
We have had an 18 cu ft Residential Refrigerator for over 6 years with no problems, however we have 4 x 6 volt deep cycle batteries (each pair wired in series for 12 volts/pair) and then the 2 pairs wired in parallel. We do not dry camp however we have had several hours without power at campgrounds and no problem with the refer and freezer doing fine. When on the road the batteries combined with the charging from the truck make a great combination.
IMHO you will need a setup like mine or at least a pair of deep cycle 12 volt batteries wired in parallel. A single automotive battery will be marginal at best and is not recommended since other trailer systems are also running on 12 volts.
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JAYCO says a fully charged battery will last about 18 hours running the residential SAMSUNG which has a 3.9 amp draw. Look at the amp draw on the FRIGIDAIRE for a comparison
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Thank you! I will check it.


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JAYCO says a fully charged battery will last about 18 hours running the residential SAMSUNG which has a 3.9 amp draw. Look at the amp draw on the FRIGIDAIRE for a comparison
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I boondock occasionally for a few days at a time and I have a built in generator, but my Norcold does fine for days at a time and hardly uses any electrical power. With a residential refrigerator I would have to run my generator several hours a day to keep the batteries charged, not to mention the wear on the batteries.

I don't see a residential refrigerator in my future. I know the cooling/freezing advantages, but just not for me.
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I boondock occasionally for a few days at a time and I have a built in generator, but my Norcold does fine for days at a time and hardly uses any electrical power. With a residential refrigerator I would have to run my generator several hours a day to keep the batteries charged, not to mention the wear on the batteries.

I don't see a residential refrigerator in my future. I know the cooling/freezing advantages, but just not for me.
Totally agree and understand for dry camping/boondocking a residential refrigerator is difficult to justify for the reasons you state -- unless there were additional sources of power available like a serious solar system.
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JAYCO says a fully charged battery will last about 18 hours running the residential SAMSUNG which has a 3.9 amp draw. Look at the amp draw on the FRIGIDAIRE for a comparison
Grumpy, as we all have learned, sometimes the hard way, engineers' estimations are often based on the theoretical, which in practicality almost never exists.

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I ran my Samsung Residential on the inverter, but only for a 7hr road trip once.
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I ran my Samsung Residential on the inverter, but only for a 7hr road trip once.
No problem
There shouldn't be when towing, your tow vehicle will help keep the battery charged.
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So many people with Chevy's don't know that even with the factory trailer towing package, the Chevy won't charge the batteries unless someone adds the fuse to the fuse box for that feature. I don't remember from what yrs to what yrs, you also have to connect to wire to the lug in the fuse box. GM must think that the majority of people that pull trailers don't need that aux 12volt line on the plug. I guess it saves them thousands over the years by not putting a fuse.
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