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Old 12-30-2015, 10:52 PM   #11
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Ok thanks

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Old 12-30-2015, 11:00 PM   #12
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Here is my voltage reading down the road no shore power.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:02 PM   #13
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Ok. Thanks.

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Old 12-30-2015, 11:13 PM   #14
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Muddy waters here.
The Converter converts 120v AC shore power to 12v DC. It powers your 12volt system and in most cases recharges your batteries. When connected to your tow vehicle you may have 12vdc going to the charger as well.

The Inverter inverts 12v DC to 120v AC. This unit powers your refrigerator off your bank of house batteries. Most Inverters are pass through which means when you are connected to shore power the 120v AC passes through the inverter to your outlets that are connected to it.

So since the question is a residential fridge, it is your inverter that you need to be looking at.
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Old 12-30-2015, 11:20 PM   #15
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Ok. I give him this. He will be on shore power tomorrow for the next 3 months. And I'll be down there Monday also. So we will hook back to the truck & figure it out. Thanks.

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Old 12-31-2015, 12:27 AM   #16
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There is a remote control for that unit. To sell if it is installed look at the back of the inverter to the right of where the negative battery cable is located, will be what looks like a telephone jack. If there is a cable connected to it then the remote switch is installed somewhere in the unit, probably in the control panel where the switches for lights, slides, awning etc is located. It will be about the size of a credit card and will be labeled "Inverter Remote On/Off Control Switch". A Green light will illuminate if the inverter is on. The inverter can be turned on or off from either that switch or the red button in your picture. If the panel on the inverter is illuminated with numbers its on if not its off. The inverter needs to be on for the refrigerator to receive power when not connected to shore power or a generator. When connected to shore power or generator the inverter needs to be turned off.
It could also be because of low batteries. The tow vehicle might not be sending power to trailer. You didn't say what brand of tow vehicle he has but most now have a separate fuses for the brake controller and the aux to the trailer. Those need to be checked. Also check the seven for current.
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Old 12-31-2015, 12:43 AM   #17
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....When connected to shore power or generator the inverter needs to be ......
X2 on Wanderlust about truck charging and if it is on the panel will be lit. It will also tell you via the panel if it is operating from Batt or 120V. It will also tell you if low battery level.

The unit does not have to be turned off ever if you don't want to. Obviously may effect life of unit but when on shore power or generator the 120V is just bypassed thru the inverter and it is in standby monitoring the shore power. If it goes away it will switch in within milliseconds and keep power to fridge. It

Mine is on right now and I am on shore power. We have been experiencing bad weather and if during the night if we loose power I want the inverter to switch in and keep the fridge cold. It does this automatically.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:14 PM   #18
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Like most have said you're showing the Inverter and it's only job is to run the Fridge.

I have 4 6v batteries that I wired together in both series and parallel to create 12v. (There are several good threads on how to do this.)

When we are parked and plugged into shore power I turn the inverter off (button out, no display).

When we are getting ready to hit the road before I disconnect the shore power, I turn the inverter on (so there is no interruption to the fridge power) it stays on until the next time we plug in.

There is a very small round button between the display and the power button that allows you to scroll through the display.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:10 PM   #19
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inverter

I have the residential fridge in my 2015 ckts and the inverter would just shut down while driving down the road after several hrs. Was told by CW it was the inverter. So new was installed. Same problem. Now they tell me its because they only put 2-12v batteries in instead of 4-6v batteries. So next up is the batteries. Still waiting to get it back.
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:50 PM   #20
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The problem is the same we had. It is not the inverter or the 12 volt batteries. It is the wiring. The diagram in the placed in the battery box by CC is wrong. Here is the diagram that is supposed to be. Now we can go 8 hours without loosing power to the refrigerator. Click image for larger version

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