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Old 05-29-2017, 09:32 AM   #1
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2017 5.0TA refrigerator

Can anyone tell me what refrigerator they are now installing in the 5.0TA ?

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Old 07-06-2018, 02:08 AM   #2
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I was wondering the same. I'd like to be able to power my refrigerator 100% with my solar system so if the standard fridge is too power-hungry I might consider replacing it with another model.

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Old 07-06-2018, 03:41 AM   #3
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Dometic DM 2663 (I believe)

It runs on AC, Propane and DC but uses a good amount of power on DC. I tried running it on DC one sunny afternoon in western Oregon while driving East thinking the 160 Watt solar panel could handle it. It couldn't, by the time I stopped my batteries were at 66% so I switched it back to propane. I also had frozen gel packs in the freezer and refrigerator box. Now, when it is running on propane I switch off the Auto mode out of fear that if the propane stops working it will drain my battery trying to keep cool.
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Old 07-06-2018, 04:31 AM   #4
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Don't know about the Americana (DM2663), but the older one in my 2014 will not automagically switch to battery, only back and forth between AC and LP. Battery is a manual swap, which is good. Might try it under controlled conditions to verify yours.
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