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Old 05-16-2014, 11:45 AM   #41
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This week I conducted a power audit on my dorm-style fridge which sits secured on my countertop. I ran it for 24 hrs full of food on a Kill-a-watt meter with outdoor temps rising into the 90s. It's daily consumption was 900 watts. At 12V, that's 75AH without inverter inefficiencies added, so I'd call it a conservative 85AH daily load on the batteries. That represents about 50% of my daily load of 165-175AH.



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Old 05-16-2014, 04:26 PM   #42
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Curious....

Nice fridge...

Looks Heavy...

Is it bolted down?
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Old 05-16-2014, 04:58 PM   #43
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Curious....

Nice fridge...

Looks Heavy...

Is it bolted down?
It's not really that heavy after I drink all the beer inside.

That was an early picture of my initial test. It worked, but needed refinements to secure it and allow the door to clear the fiddling. It is now secured in place with a door latch added.

That counter contains the only equipment powered by my inverter. The rest of the essential equipment is 12V and propane. Soon I'll install a switch to allow easy switching between shore/gen and inverter for that one counter top.
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