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BigDaddy1951

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Posted: 09/22/22 07:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am concerned about running my Norcold 1200 refer on the onboard inverter. 2007 Winnebago Voyage. I believe the inverter is 600 watts and the refer draws 2.9 amps on 110, or about 330 watts. This way I could run the refer driving with the gas off. Any ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.

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what is your concern. You are almost double what you need so all you can do is try it.

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I just wondered if anyone had done this. Don’t want to mess up my old rig!!

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Well , I know a few folks that don’t but I know many more that just leave the gas on. Most gas refrigerators are plugged into a non inverted outlet. ( except for the ice maker ) . Most that run without propane on just leave the fridge off. Be sure to change it to the inverted circuit if there is one , if that’s what you decide to do.


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Yeah, I have used it and left the propane on many times. I was taking the NRVTA home study course and they recommended leaving the propane off for safety. That was right after the part on converters and inverters. It got me thinking, which may or may not be a good thing, LOL. Thanks for the response!

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BigDaddy1951 wrote:

I just wondered if anyone had done this. Don’t want to mess up my old rig!!


I've done it many times.

The inverter may draw about 30 amps@ 12 volts.


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Why not run your generator? This way you will have the frig on plus you can run the ac to keep coach cool.


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I’d be more concerned about that POS catching fire


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Why not just run the fridge on propane? As you have apparently been doing without issue.


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Lwiddis wrote:

Why not just run the fridge on propane? As you have apparently been doing without issue.


YUP.

I sure would not work my engine/alternator harder to provide electricity vs just leaving it on propane (as designed).

Is propane operation safe-- yes. Certainly more risk of vehicle accident than fire while driving due to propane use in refrigerator. But, YOU weigh the risks for yourself.

Yes, the refrigerator operating on propane needs to be turned off when refueling and tunnels where its use is restricted.


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