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Old 07-20-2020, 06:37 PM   #1
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Can anyone give me an idea as to how long we could go on batteries? Hypothetically speaking, it’s just my Wife and I on a weekend trip. We pull in Friday late afternoon after a 2 hr drive, we run a light or two in the evening and maybe read after dark. The Fridge was pre-cooled prior to leaving the house. We would like the power to last until Sunday morning. So will these two 6 volt batteries with the Inverter carry us through two nights while using lights sparingly, washing a few dishes and running the Fridge full time?
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:42 PM   #2
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Oh ..and maybe one quick shower each.
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:54 PM   #3
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Any idea what model the fridge is? They are power hogs which is why folks run them on propane.
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Old 07-20-2020, 06:59 PM   #4
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Any idea what model the fridge is? They are power hogs which is why folks run them on propane.
O yeah! Itís a 3-way fridge. We got gas lol. Anyway, its a hog I think...7 cu ft Norcold N7LX.3 . But we got gas. We should be fine.
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Yah, 19.93A on 12vdc, run it on propane. We use relatively little electric, similar to what you wrote. I could go over 7 days as long as I don't have to run the furnace. With the solar panel we could go indefinitely.
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Keep in mind your inverter draws from the battery just being on and not being used. You can just about purchase anything now in 12v vs 120v, even heated blankets.
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O yeah! Itís a 3-way fridge. We got gas lol. Anyway, its a hog I think...7 cu ft Norcold N7LX.3 . But we got gas. We should be fine.
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Keep in mind your inverter draws from the battery just being on and not being used. You can just about purchase anything now in 12v vs 120v, even heated blankets.
Yes....great points.
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You didn't list anything that would need the inverter. If you don't use it, I don't see a problem getting through the weekend with the loads you described. Adding the inverter, depending what you use it for, could be a problem.
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