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Old 08-26-2015, 07:01 PM   #1
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Starting up the fridge

I've got a dumb question - does the master switch for the coach battery power need to be in the on position for the fridge to run on shore power?

I plugged in my RV yesterday in preparation for heading out tomorrow. It's the first trip so I'm still learning my way around everything. The fridge has a gas/auto switch so I pushed the switch in for auto. Overnight we had a power outage due to a storm for 3 hours. When I went into the coach this morning the fridge was off. I did install a hardwired EMS a few weeks ago and it was showing the code for a power interruption. I tried to turn the fridge back on and nothing happened. The master switch for the coach was off so I turned it on, unplugged the shore power and plugged it back in to reset the EMS code. Now the fridge is cooling down nicely.

So, back to my dumb question - does the coach system master switch need to be in the on position to run the fridge on shore power?

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Old 08-27-2015, 07:23 AM   #2
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Yes. The frig needs 12 volts for th e controller board to switch between gas and 110 volts. If the friig doesn't get 12 volts, it doesn't work.

When you are on shore power, the frig gets its 12 volts from the converter (a 12 volt power supply /battery charger)

ALSO - You would probably want to turn the battery switch ON anytime you are on shore power, otherwise the coach battery will not charge.
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:42 AM   #3
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OK thanks! They probably told me all that during the PDI and either I didn't hear him or forgot. Appreciate it!
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