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JimK-NY

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Posted: 01/07/22 08:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toddb wrote:

I have a conversion to dc compressor, the draw is about the same. It’ll consume between 50-100ah depending on the outdoor temps. 200ah lipo and 400w of solar has no problem keeping up.


I see you are from Arizona. At this time of year your 400watts of solar will be capable of producing a maximum of 86 AH/day. That might keep the Norcold running but with little to spare. Again that is the maximum. A cloudy day or camping in the woods can mean zero solar input.

I have a pretty efficient NovaKool which is half the size of the Norcold. On a warm Summer day it can easily chew through 80 AH or more. I would expect the Norcold would hit twice that. It takes a lot of solar, a big battery bank and a backup generator for prolonged cloudy/shady camping. That is a lot of expense just to run a refrigerator.

* This post was edited 01/07/22 12:27pm by JimK-NY *

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