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larry cad

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While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold.

It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control.

Lot's of good advice here.


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larry cad wrote:

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold.

It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control.

Lot's of good advice here.



I have an RV style fridge - shore powered or propane - a Magnum Standard Remote Control, and a Magnum ME Series Modified Sine Wave Inverter

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In your owner's bag should be one for the inverter. It is the inverter (Which is also likely your battery charger) that shut down due to low voltage. They do that.

First you should locate the Inverter and any circuit breakers on it. or alternatively the sub panel it feeds if such exists. You WILL need to know about these.

If you do not have the manual for it then note the make and model and google
Make model manual

And download one.. In fact even if you DO have the manual download a copy.

Same for most other appliances and stuff you may need to know about includign jacks. Battery control system. and Slideouts.


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obiwancanoli wrote:

larry cad wrote:

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold.

It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control.

Lot's of good advice here.



I have an RV style fridge - shore powered or propane - a Magnum Standard Remote Control, and a Magnum ME Series Modified Sine Wave Inverter


The magnum can be conveniently wired to your Onan Quiet Diesel Generator to operate in "auto gen start" mode which will start your genny automatically if your batteries get low. You have the option of setting the "low" voltage where it starts. This is all done on the magnum operator panel, the one with the rotating know.

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larry cad wrote:

obiwancanoli wrote:

larry cad wrote:

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold.

It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control.

Lot's of good advice here.



I have an RV style fridge - shore powered or propane - a Magnum Standard Remote Control, and a Magnum ME Series Modified Sine Wave Inverter


The magnum can be conveniently wired to your Onan Quiet Diesel Generator to operate in "auto gen start" mode which will start your genny automatically if your batteries get low. You have the option of setting the "low" voltage where it starts. This is all done on the magnum operator panel, the one with the rotating know.


I believe I can set the AGS from inside the RV, though there is also an Auto-Gen unit/control box inside one of the external bays... need to investigate that better...

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obiwancanoli wrote:

larry cad wrote:

obiwancanoli wrote:

larry cad wrote:

While you have not specifically stated such, it sounds like you might have a residential frig rather than an RV type frig. If that is the case, then yes, you need the inverter on to keep the frig cold.

It also might help if you tell us more about the system such as type of inverter and inverter remote control.

Lot's of good advice here.



I have an RV style fridge - shore powered or propane - a Magnum Standard Remote Control, and a Magnum ME Series Modified Sine Wave Inverter


The magnum can be conveniently wired to your Onan Quiet Diesel Generator to operate in "auto gen start" mode which will start your genny automatically if your batteries get low. You have the option of setting the "low" voltage where it starts. This is all done on the magnum operator panel, the one with the rotating know.


I believe I can set the AGS from inside the RV, though there is also an Auto-Gen unit/control box inside one of the external bays... need to investigate that better...


Magnum has 2 owners manuals. One for the Magnum Inverter and one for the Remote operation. The module in the storage bay is REQUIRED for the Auto Genset function. You do indeed set up the Auto Genset from inside the RV on the Magnum remote. This should be your remote instructions. Doug

https://www.magnum-dimensions.com/sites/........nuals/owners/64-0003-Rev-G-ME-RC_Web.pdf

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Yes, Doug, that's the instruction manual I have... I understand a little more, a little better, each time I read it....

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As an aside, beware the clock radio might not keep proper time on a MSW inverter. I am curious whether it would. The clock in the MW is reported not to keep time on MSW, but that might be a different thing.


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When boondocking the best way to preserve battery power is to run everything you can (fridge and water heater) on propane. It might be that your entire coach is inverted. That means everything running on 120 volts AC goes through an inverter. So if off grid and you need anything requiring 120 volts AC then yes your inverter needs to be on. But turning off your inverter would still let anything requiring 12 volts DC to operate. All depends on how the coach was set up.


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When you are plugged in to shore power most rigs have a "converter" wired into the system that keeps your batteries charged. When you are using "inverter" for 110v power, you must switch off the "converter" breaker on 110v breaker panel, otherwise you have the "inverter" using up battery power running the "converter" which is a battery charger. Big time loosing proposition. Will run your batteries down very rapidly. Sounds like this is what is happening to you in addition to other things mentioned....


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