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Old 10-04-2015, 08:50 PM   #1
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Shore power and fridge

Ok, so I was rushed securing ( winterizing and such ) my 3050 from my last trip, as I had to leave town the next day. Did all the 'usuals' and had everything ready to lock up.
I secured power to the fridge, and it was OFF. I opened the doors to it so it could ventilate while I am away this next month and it not get that stale smell to it.
Locked up the 3050, and last thing I did was plug it into shore power so my batteries would stay charged. I heard a 'beep' when plugged in and that should have just been the inverter sending power into the MH

Question- when I plugged into shore power did my fridge stay OFF???
This really concerns me because I left the storage yard and headed home. I did not go back inside the MH and check. I want the fridge OFF and the doors are opened right now to ventilate

Am I worrying over nothing here??


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Old 10-04-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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The beep might have been the microwave..???
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:05 PM   #3
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That's fine,,,I understand the MH is under power inside since it is plugged in.
But my question remains the same,,,did the fridge stay OFF after I plugged into shore power?


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Old 10-04-2015, 09:47 PM   #4
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I have never had a fridge turn itself on when I plugged into shore power, and I have owned 4 trailers and 2 motor homes. My microwave does beep when I plug in.
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:17 PM   #5
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Thank you for that answer! Exactly what I was hoping to hear

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Old 10-05-2015, 09:52 AM   #6
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Thank you for that answer! Exactly what I was hoping to hear

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Assuming what you meant by "securing power" to the refrigerator was you turned it off, you should be fine. The refrig controls are 12v from the battery so plugging into shore power would not impact the 12v feed except maybe raise the voltage a little, If you meant you turned off the main battery disconnect switch then you are still fine. It is true that there is a 110v connection to the refrigerator which is used for the heater coil to make the cooling cycle work but with the frig off or 12v battery power off there no control power to connect the 110v supply and operate the heater. The electric heater is the source of heat needed to make the cycle work if not using propane as the heat source.

Lastly if you have a residential type refrigerator (not sure if that comes with the 4 door refrigerator option in the 3050) then none of what I said above applies.
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The beep you heard was the microwave. You should have and on off switch for the fridge
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Yeah, the beep is your microwave. If you turned the frig OFF, it is OFF.
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