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Lwiddis

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Posted: 08/23/22 04:59pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Real life numbers from Cptnvideo IMO.


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Cptnvideo wrote:

Check our signature. We have 618ah of batteries plus solar. Fridge overnight consumption is about 180ah give or take time of year and daylight hours.


Hence my earlier comment about battery upgrades probably being necessary.

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To answer the inverter question, we wired our 3kw inverter direct to the breaker panel and the inverter never gets shut off.

So how does your shore power cable connect to the AC breaker panel ?

If you have a combination inverter/charger/automatic transfer switch it would connect directly to the inverter.

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But we could always shut off the fridge breaker if it was ever necessary to conserve a few amp hours. Our fridge uses 15ah.

I am guessing you mean that the fridge has its own 15A breaker.

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Posted: 08/23/22 09:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I assume not much off-grid camping. Otherwise need minimum two group 27 batteries and a 1000 watt sine wave inverter. Mount the inverter close to the battery but not too close with the recommended 12v wire. Use a small transfer switch to connect the 120v power into the fridge circuit.


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Cptnvideo

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Wizard, shore power goes through inverter to breaker panel. Inverter can limit shore current, but unfortunately only on Line 1.
Yes, fridge has its own breaker.
The charger part of the inverter has only been turned on once, that was after 2 solid days of rain when I had to run the generator.


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