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Old 06-19-2016, 08:04 AM   #1
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Running Residence Fridge on Battery

I know I've read about a solution to this issue before, but I can't seem to find it...

My residential fridge works fine on shore power and with the generator, but when can't seem to get it working from the batteries/inverter. Is there some sort of reset or circuit breaker on the inverter I need to know about? I have 2014 328 TS, and the battery indicator says Batts fully charged. It worked fine on batteries/inverter for three years, now...

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Old 06-19-2016, 08:07 AM   #2
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Chances are that the frig draws to much current for the inverter


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The poster stated that their frig worked for 3 years on batteries! I think the first thing I'd do is pull the batteries, take them to a shop and have a load test performed. After 3 years, you could be reaching the end of the useful life of your RV's batteries.
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There is a GFI on the inverter itself, at least there is on mine, which is a Xantrex. Look on the back of the inverter. Does the inverter turn on? If there is, press the reset on the inverter GFI.
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Guess I should read the entire post. Have you checked the voltage out of the inverter?
Check battery connections for corrosion.


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Before you start lugging batteries and going after corrosion and the like, make sure that the inverter is actually running at all. The fridge will load it down, but with no load it should still be putting out 120 VAC, and have some lights and displays that indicate that it is working.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:06 PM   #7
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I know I've read about a solution to this issue before, but I can't seem to find it...

My residential fridge works fine on shore power and with the generator, but when can't seem to get it working from the batteries/inverter. Is there some sort of reset or circuit breaker on the inverter I need to know about? I have 2014 328 TS, and the battery indicator says Batts fully charged. It worked fine on batteries/inverter for three years, now...

Thanks all!
My 378 has an inverter switch at the entrance steps near all the other interior lights, etc.. It is a black switch with a green light when on.
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Running Residence Fridge on Battery

First thing is to check to see if the green light on the ON/OFF inverter switch is lit. If so then check to see if the GFCI is tripped in the inverter itself. If that is okay then it could be the transfer switch next to the inverter. That transfer switch in a small 4" x 4" black box made by Xantrex, it switches power from the Xantrex inverter to shore/generator power.
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First thing is to check to see if the green light on the ON/OFF inverter switch is lit. If so then check to see if the GFCI is tripped in the inverter itself. If that is okay then it could be the transfer switch next to the inverter. That transfer switch in a small 4" x 4" black box made by Xantrex, it switches power from the Xantrex inverter to shore/generator power.
X2 - Also check to make sure the battery disconnect switch didn't get bumped to off. Guess why I mention it........grrr.
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Be sure the icemaker is turned off when running the refer on batteries. Will keep the battery draw to a minimum.
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