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Old 03-24-2015, 10:38 PM   #13
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I used an inline meter to measure Ah consumed over a 24 hour period rather than measure cycle times etc. My Norcold De 0061 uses 80 Ah for a 24 hour period, set between 4 and 5. That seems quite reasonable.

But in the pilothouse the smaller Norcold DE 400C was using 155 Ah. It must have been running almost continuously. I removed it, sold on eBay recently. In its place I put an Engel I that I bought in 1981. It has similar capacity to the 400C but uses just 55 Ah over a 24 hour period. If I run the Engel as a freezer rather than fridge then the 24 hour consumption doubles.
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