what i mean is, if my investigations show fridges rated at a low of 150kwhy and a high of 450kwhy, what rating for an inverter to run the lowest and what rating to run the highest.
what i'm getting at is, without doing all the calcs, what are other folks using to power their campers? i'm not talking about the taj mahals with jacuzzis and 12 ft tvs, rather, the everyday joe (or jane) who can dry camp for days at a time with no problem. but i need to know some kwhy ratings to think about.
nobody can give you those numbers without do calculations
the exception being somebody that has a fridge with the kwhrs you specified has taken the time to attache meters and record the data so they can tell you
like it was stated you look at the LRA and the running watts/amps
covert to 12v use or post those numbers here
my avanti fridge is a 2 door, 8 cf, replaced a norcold 6.5 cf
if you have a std 2 dr norcold or dometic
a 10cf might fit might not, I could not find a 10cf that would fit, the 8CF was is shorter than the old norcold, the 10cf was too tall and too deep
and because my built in vacuum storage is under the fridge, i could not change to a 10cf
i almost went with a 4.5cf, but found the 8cf avanti and have been very happy with it
we run ours from a 1250w tripp-lite inverter that will handle 2500w for 5 seconds it also powers the TV the lights and laptop phone chargers on kitchen outlets and does this every night , you don't have to have psw but you do need SURGE capacity
when the oem "Freedom 10" inverter charger combo died, i had to scramble and bought a 1200 run 3000 peak HF inverter, the fridge ran just fine
i wanted the tripp lite for the reliability industrial grade durability so i ordered it online and have kept the HF for backup
BTW: we also had to buy a converter/charger since we also lost that function when the freedom combo died
i installed a wfco 68100 for the charger
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i looked at avanti at brandsmart, 7.5cu ft. good price,270.00, low power, 317kwhy, easy fit. the frigidaire 9.9 cu ft i looked at wants 12" above for air circulation, so that's out. 7 ft would work for me. thanks for the idea.
guessing 2kw inverter would provide all i need, but will need to dig deeper to see what i'd need for batts and solar. but thats future think.