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Old 10-23-2015, 07:54 AM   #1
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Inverter for fridge is not powering

Hi. When I press the inverter switch button, the green light comes on, but I do not hear a "click" and the fridge does not power up. (Fridge is fine on shore power or generator.) Is there a breaker some where for the inverter? I could not feel one on it. It is mounted in the enclosed compartment above the propane tank on driver's side. Someone mentioned a bad relay? Thanks!
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:04 AM   #2
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Hi. When I press the inverter switch button, the green light comes on, but I do not hear a "click" and the fridge does not power up. (Fridge is fine on shore power or generator.) Is there a breaker some where for the inverter? I could not feel one on it. It is mounted in the enclosed compartment above the propane tank on driver's side. Someone mentioned a bad relay? Thanks!
Don't know what invertor you have but check for a fuse on it.
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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If the green light is coming on then it is obviously turning on.

Have you checked output voltage on the inverter?

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Old 10-23-2015, 08:12 AM   #4
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Or the battery... Could it be to low to supply the power for the fridge but enough to light it up.
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Or the battery... Could it be to low to supply the power for the fridge but enough to light it up.
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:12 AM   #6
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There is a GFI on the inverter itself where the frig is plugged it. I bet that it has popped. Mine did that. The remote switch will glow green since the inverter doesn't know the GFI is popped. Bet that is your problem.
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There is a GFI on the inverter itself where the frig is plugged it. I bet that it has popped. Mine did that. The remote switch will glow green since the inverter doesn't know the GFI is popped. Bet that is your problem.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:10 PM   #8
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With mine, if I don't remember to turn it off before plugging in shore power, it will not work when I go back to the invertor. Each time this happens I have to pull the fuse for a few seconds with the switch off, reinstall the fuse and power it back up. It's a pain and happens often...
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:18 PM   #9
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That is possible depending on the model of inverter and the installation. Georgetown uses a Xantrex inverter and a Xantrex transfer switch dedicated to the reefer. I suppose it could trigger what you are describing but if I remember correctly, the Xantrex ProWatt inverters do not have an external fuse. In addition, if the fuse needed to be removed I would expect that the remote switch would not glow green in the interim.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:27 PM   #10
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I am gonna have to check mine because when I tried to use it this summer it didn't work either
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