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Old 05-15-2016, 03:44 PM   #10
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Dhays, did you say you only run your fridge when you run the generator? I think that's unusual. Most continue to run either on DC or via an inverter.

When on the hook we run the genny once or twice a day depending on how much sun there is and the resulting solar yield. The 120V house loads are 100% on the inverter so they run uninterrupted on battery, shore power, or generator. We also run it if we need to use the oven or do laundry, all of which are 240V. The boat has diesel heat which includes the hot water, so no generator required for hot water, and it never runs out which is really nice.
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