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Old 08-16-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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outdoor kitchen fridge on an inverter?

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has tried to power their outdoor kitchen refridgerator off of an inverter while cruising down the highway? If I did the math correctly I don't think it's feasable due to the amount of amps drawn on the 12v side. I'm not sure the actual amp draw of the fridge, so this is pure speculation, but I'm guessing if the fridge draws 10amps at 120v, then thats 1200 watts minimum, but that would be atleast 100 amps on the 12v side. Does this sound right, or am I way off? Thanks for any input
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Old 08-16-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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Most fridges I've seen run 10-11 amps for compressor start-up and then taper to 1-2 amps running.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #3
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If the fridge did take a 100 amp DC load to startup and 20 amp to run this could still be an issue. From what i have researched the trailer cord to TV only supplies ~30 amps DC so with all the other DC draw in the trailer this could present an issue and run the house battery/batteries down quickly.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:14 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, that was what I was thinking also. I don't think the rewards would be worth the trouble of making up a setup for this, so I think I'll let this mod go.... for now Thanks again and happy camping~
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