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Old 11-14-2018, 08:27 AM   #1
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Turning off Insignia freezer section

Just recently bought a 2019 Cedar Creek with an Insignia Refrigerator that runs off an inverter when not plugged into power. Question is, is there a way to shut off the power to the freezer section? The manual tells how to turn off the refrigerator section but not the freezer section.
When I bring it to my storage it will be plugged into power to keep battery charged so there will be power for it but if I bring it into shop for maintenance I would have no power to keep battery charged since it will be running inverter. I would assume I just need to pull battery terminal or turn off inverter?
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:48 AM   #2
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Check to see if there's a breaker in the power panel for the fridge. If there is I'd just turn it off whenever you don't want the fridge to run. You could also just turn the battery disconnect off to power down the inverter.
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Old 11-14-2018, 08:59 AM   #3
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Check to see if there's a breaker in the power panel for the fridge. If there is I'd just turn it off whenever you don't want the fridge to run. You could also just turn the battery disconnect off to power down the inverter.


Thanks, I did think of the breaker but thinking there had to be another way to power it down. Donít understand the reason why the freezer section canít be turned off also without having to resort to other measures like that and/or turning off inverter.
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:14 AM   #4
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You didn't say what model you have, but in most of them when you turn the fridge OFF it turns the whole unit off.

Since you're worried about draining the battery(s) it's better to just turn off the disconnect.
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Old 11-15-2018, 12:38 AM   #5
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Not sure of the exact model number but it’s a 20 cubic foot french door model with 2 freezer drawers. Talked to the dealer and he said that it is designed not to be turned off completely because it’s not good to turn the compressors off for long periods of time. He said it’s best to leave trailer plugged into power when in storage if at all possible. So it saves some energy to turn off the upper section and leave the lower freezer on.
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