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Old 10-18-2019, 09:51 AM   #1
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Fridge fuse

I've had some fridge problems and while checking the power center, I found that the fridge fuse, which should be 15amp was instead a 30amp.

I don't see this affecting the thermal fuse tripping I'm having problems with but it sure initiated a quick around the trailer fuse check!

Found a setup I like in battery case. The fuse on neg post is a 200amp with ring connectors. A ring is attached directly to the battery post. Can't get closer then that.
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If your refrigerator is the same as the one in my 2017 21 (Dometic DM2663LBX) it is wired with #10 wire & a 30 amp fuse because if it is run on 12V, it draws around 23 amps.

The 200 amp fuse is for the inverter. I had a separate 40 amp fuse at the battery (positive) that runs to the disconnect switch.
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:53 AM   #3
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If your refrigerator is the same as the one in my 2017 21 (Dometic DM2663LBX) it is wired with #10 wire & a 30 amp fuse because if it is run on 12V, it draws around 23 amps.

The 200 amp fuse is for the inverter. I had a separate 40 amp fuse at the battery (positive) that runs to the disconnect switch.
I've been looking for a reason why I thought it should have been a 15amp and the only thing I can come up with is the others are 15amp, I think. Except for the one upside down, it's a 51.

That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
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Isn't an upside down 15 used for reverse polarity?
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Isn't an upside down 15 used for reverse polarity?
I never reverse anything except when I do.
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If your refrigerator is the same as the one in my 2017 21 (Dometic DM2663LBX) it is wired with #10 wire & a 30 amp fuse because if it is run on 12V, it draws around 23 amps.
If that is the case I hope Escape is wiring that to one of the bottom two positions on the WFCO power center 12V board. They are the only two rated for 30 amps. The other nine are rated for 20 amps max.
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If that is the case I hope Escape is wiring that to one of the bottom two positions on the WFCO power center 12V board. They are the only two rated for 30 amps. The other nine are rated for 20 amps max.
They did on mine.
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