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Old 05-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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Charging Battery from TV

I searched before I posted and did not find my answer....Will my tow vehicle charge my Camper battery enough to keep the fridge running for 6 hours? I have a 2004 Yukon and had to put the fuse in to get 12 Volt to the trailer plug..
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #2
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If you battery is fully charged, it should have no problem running your fridge for a couple of days. When you mention your tow vehicle charing your battery - yes it will, but it is best to leave with a full battery already and use your TV to keep it full.
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Thank you. The battery should be charged. It has been plugged up to 110Volt in the driveway for a couple of weeks. Thank you. Hated to have rotten eggs when we got there.
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Well hang on...I may have spoke too soon....are you talking about using it on gas or on 12 volts? Not sure which fridge you have.....you may have problems if you are talking about 12 volts, but on propane - no problem. (on propane just the circuit board uses 12 volts - but minimal)
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12 volt. I am not really wanting to use the propane while driving
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Well you should be fine while driving using it on 12 volt, but when you stop you should switch over to propane. Running 6 hours directly on battery will probably drain you down.
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Does the battery get charged at all from the truck?
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^yes, but not as efficiently as 110VAC.

I tow with fridge running on propane frequently.
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Unless you have a unique fridge it won't "run" off 12v alone. Needs to have propane or 115v to actually provide cooling. It must also have 12v for the control board but that draw is minimal.
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Unless you have a unique fridge it won't "run" off 12v alone. Needs to have propane or 115v to actually provide cooling. It must also have 12v for the control board but that draw is minimal.
I believe there are 3-way fridges in some RVs. Gas & 12 V, AC power & just 12 Volt---I could be wrong but I feel I have read about them on these forums
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