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Old 03-15-2014, 08:47 AM   #11
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How do you run fridge on propane, I dint see switch anywhere. Ihave a 36ckts
What does your Dealer say about you model? Should be in your 'paperwork'. (as a disclaimer... most camper 'paperwork' seems to be generic and applies to everything but what you have....)

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Old 03-15-2014, 09:07 AM   #12
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We're all guessing until Pavtim tells us if he's got a compressor fridge or
traditional RV ammonia evaporation fridge....
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Old 03-15-2014, 11:45 AM   #13
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pavetim,
the residential fridge runs through your inverter. When you are on shore power the electricity passes through the inverter and powers the fridge directly. when you are
dry camping, the inverter is powered by four 6 volt deep cycle marine/golf cart batteries. I ran my whirlpool residential unit for 3 days on fully charged
batteries with no problem. However, if you have children or suffer from meal indecision, you may not achieve the battery economy necessary to dry camp for days. Additionally, if you have not installed the correct battery bank, you will not be able to run the fridge for long periods at all. When you are plugged into the TV your batteries should charge and keep the inverter powered up.

Note: This is a continuation of your earlier post regarding batteries. If nothing has changed since then, you are spinning
your wheels in the mud. Your unit has a label that reads your unit requires 4 6volt batteries. You are only asking for problems if you do not install what is required.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:20 PM   #14
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anyone that orders a residential fridge for their RV, has no business going dry camping or boondocking, unless they clearly understand how that kind of setup works.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:00 PM   #15
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Ok, you guys, listen up! A CC with a residential fridge is supposed to come with FOUR six volt batt's. They're wired in parallel series. Boon docking for three days is NOT uncommon. If a rig doesn't have FOUR batt's, the dealer cheated! We own a 2014, CKTS. We KNOW!
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but the OP, if he has the residential fridge, is asking if it can run off the battery!

either the dealer did a massive failure setting the OP up or explaining how the setup works or the OP needs to get some education.
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Old 03-15-2014, 09:59 PM   #17
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Can you run the fridge on battery? My daarn genny is only putting out 80v so wont run the fridge but does seem to charge battery.
Short answer is yes, just need a bank of batteries and an operating invertor to power on 120vac. Need to repair or replace the gen set, it will damage any ac appliance at 75% voltage.
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The res fridge WILL run on the batt's for about three days. There's a built in safety so the fridge compressor can't burn out.
Did you know there's a fail safe in the water heater? Yep. Ya can't burn the element even if there's no water in the tank, per the factory.
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I still think the OP needs to be more concerned about the generator putting out 80 Volts than how long the fridge will run on batteries. Lots of stuff can be damaged at a huge expense.
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The res fridge WILL run on the batt's for about three days. There's a built in safety so the fridge compressor can't burn out.
Did you know there's a fail safe in the water heater? Yep. Ya can't burn the element even if there's no water in the tank, per the factory.
Not sure i'd test that safety device with a spare element, LOL......
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