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Old 05-15-2016, 07:49 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by dhays View Post
The fridge is 12v/110v so when the generator is running, we shut off the 12v to the fridge.

We get hit water from our diesel furnace as well, but I am under the impression that when the genset runs it is better to run under load, so we turn on the 110AC water heater.

I get the % figure from the Xantrex battery monitor.
Yes, that all makes sense. Thanks for clarifying. I often run our electric HW as well to help load the gen, though we have never run out of hot water. We also try to do laundry when charging for the same reason. I've never been able to get our generator over about 60-70% load. Maybe I'll do better when we cruise to a hot location and are running the AC.....
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