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jyh818 wrote:

I have the Champion 2000W inverter type. Got it at Costco for $490. It's very quiet. One thing I would recommend is you put the refrigerator on gas and not auto. We tried to microwave once (1500W) and it kept overloading. Every appliance was off and couldn't figure out why. Then realized the frige.


Anyone else have this same problem? I've not seen this point made in anyone else's posts.

I thought the fridge would run off the 12VDC system when not on shore power; though I guess when plugged into a generator it is running off shore power. Is there a way to run the fridge off the battery while using the generator to charge the same battery? In other words, can the refrigerator AC load be removed from the generator by having it run off the battery instead even when the trailer is plugged into the generator?


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LEMII wrote:

jyh818 wrote:

I have the Champion 2000W inverter type. Got it at Costco for $490. It's very quiet. One thing I would recommend is you put the refrigerator on gas and not auto. We tried to microwave once (1500W) and it kept overloading. Every appliance was off and couldn't figure out why. Then realized the frige.


Anyone else have this same problem? I've not seen this point made in anyone else's posts.

I thought the fridge would run off the 12VDC system when not on shore power; though I guess when plugged into a generator it is running off shore power. Is there a way to run the fridge off the battery while using the generator to charge the same battery? In other words, can the refrigerator AC load be removed from the generator by having it run off the battery instead even when the trailer is plugged into the generator?
The fridge control system runs on 12 volts all the time. The cooling mechanism is run by either propane or 120 volt power. If the fridge is on 'auto', it will automatically switch to 120 volts when shore power or generator power is available. As the first post said, just switch the fridge to 'gas only' when running the generator.


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Duplicate post, sorry.

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Lemii - as mentioned, all but a few RV fridges use 12v for their computers...the exceptions are a few small fridges for popups.

As a far as the "running" on 12v entirely, no propane or shore power, they consume a considerable amount of power and would kill a typical deep cycle battery in a few hours. Some folks run the on 12v while traveling down the road; with their tow vehicle or motorhome's alternator keeping the power flowing.

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You can plug in a power outage alarm and have it monitor the security of your generator. Use a lamp extension cord and place the monitor by your doorstep.

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