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Old 06-30-2019, 11:34 AM   #1
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Red key on to run fridge on gas?

Hi my fridge didnt seem to get cold on gas...I dont have the red key on. It's a 2009 sunseeker 3100ss with a dometic fridge. Just worried with red key on for a day or 2 it will drain batteries or is there not that much draw? Does in fact the red key need to be in or is there another means to get the fridge to run on gas. Thx!
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:40 AM   #2
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If you are calling the battery disconnect switch "the red key" then yes it must be on for the fridge to operate on propane. The fridge controller needs 12VDC to operate the fridge on propane. It uses very little battery and it will have a significant impact on battery life.
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:42 AM   #3
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Ok so 2 days or so with red key in for fridge doesnt matter?
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Old 06-30-2019, 11:56 AM   #4
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If yours is working correctly, you only need maybe 8 hrs to cool it down.
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I guess nobody has the rig books or _orgot how to read them,this is always explained in manural s
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You are such a valuable member of this community Santara!
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If he bought it used, the op may have thrown them out! 2009 and his questions, sounds like he bought used!
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Correct. I did by used and did not get a manual...
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With the batterys on for a couple days and limited use of 12 volts just the reefer, you should be fine. Mine takes less then 4 hours to get the bottom part to 32 degrees. We fill with cold things from house reefer and leave the next day.
You can go to the different manufacturers of the equipment and print out the necessary general manuals they have.
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If you are calling the battery disconnect switch "the red key" then yes it must be on for the fridge to operate on propane. The fridge controller needs 12VDC to operate the fridge on propane. It uses very little battery and it will have a significant impact on battery life.
I think he meant an "insignificant" impact on battery life.
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