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Re: Bus Refrigerator by Dandy Don
Post New Message Hello David G.:
Just a word about the house refrig, to start any of these house type refrig & freezer combos takes approximately 2500 - 3000 watts, then when started drops down to around 500 - 700 watts. Is the inverter you have 1500 peak, which means if it is it's not heavy enough to even start the frig. Or does it have a 3000 watt peak, which would then probably work. Batteries might be heavy enough, but those 3 phase motors need a continuous current or they won't work and you'll lose all your cold food.
I have a 6000 watt generator that I have wired into my house and it runs the entire house with all the goodies.
Even with that, I still need to start my frig and a separate freezer separately as there is not enough wattage generated to start everything at once. But once running, unit handles everything. To get a proper wattage figure, multiply the volts X amps.
Get a good voltmeter and wire into your battery system to keep an eye on the charge status of your batteries. Don't let the batteries fall to below 10.5 volts because then the batteries are considered discharged and the frig motor will burn out. Hope this helps.
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Post New MessageBus Refrigerator David G 8-7-02  
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