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Old 07-19-2015, 01:29 PM   #1
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Fridge question.

Apart from the led lights that glow when my 3.5 cubic foot fridge is on propane power, is there any other battery 'draw' to the fridge? In other words, do I need any battery power to my fridge once the propane is lit and working?
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:27 PM   #2
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Apart from the led lights that glow when my 3.5 cubic foot fridge is on propane power, is there any other battery 'draw' to the fridge? In other words, do I need any battery power to my fridge once the propane is lit and working?

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What is the battery powering when the fridge is on propane power?
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What is the battery powering when the fridge is on propane power?
Its also powering the electronic control board and the valve solenoid which allows gas flow.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:38 PM   #5
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The 2 door fridge in out 5.0 also has a fan. It doesn't run all the time, however. It is automatic and seems to kick on when the weather is hot and the fridge is struggling to maintain temp. I assume it is DC powered and will run when off grid.
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:38 PM   #6
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The 2 door fridge in out 5.0 also has a fan. It doesn't run all the time, however. It is automatic and seems to kick on when the weather is hot and the fridge is struggling to maintain temp. I assume it is DC powered and will run when off grid.
Thanks. I was only curious about the 3.5 cubic foot fridge.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:40 PM   #7
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What is the battery powering when the fridge is on propane power?
I know you didn't ask about the 6 cu ft model, but I'm willing to bet they are in the same ballpark with respect to the controller and solenoid.

Ours draws 225 ma (about 1/4 amp) when on propane - extra fan not running.

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Old 07-19-2015, 06:47 PM   #8
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thanks alanmalk. The reason I inquired in the first place was because I have see propane fridges on fishing boats that are said to run entirely on propane with no electric current. BTW they are match lit.
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Hope this topic is ok on this thread. My question is can I drive all day in the sunshine using solar power( 95watts) with my fridge on or will it drastically reduce my batteries. Assuming there is nothing in the fridge that starts with P.Thanks in advance. Peter
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:45 PM   #10
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Pete, depends on your tow vehicle electrical output, simple math problem, add up your input with the solar and your tug minus the refer draw= amount of battery usage and compare to your battery storage.
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