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Old 09-22-2014, 10:15 PM   #11
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Gotta admit I'm not an electrical whiz, can you school me on the details? I used batterystuff's calculator and thought it was easily doable with 2-110AH 6v batteries. 8 hours run time @ 6 amps. Always willing to learn

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Old 09-23-2014, 09:42 PM   #12
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Fridges usually need several hours to get down to temperature. Let's say 3 hrs. That leaves you a total of 5 hours of "run time" while you're camping, say 2 hrs/day for 2-1/2 days. That would get you through the weekend, but it's assuming you're not running ANYTHING else. And I don't have a clue if 2 hrs run time a day is enough.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:30 PM   #13
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Fridges usually need several hours to get down to temperature. Let's say 3 hrs. That leaves you a total of 5 hours of "run time" while you're camping, say 2 hrs/day for 2-1/2 days. That would get you through the weekend, but it's assuming you're not running ANYTHING else. And I don't have a clue if 2 hrs run time a day is enough.
Understood, I was thinking similar to jm14246's original question which was cooling while traveling on 12v then switching to AC at the campsite. Solar and batteries for the 12v would be cool for boondocking, if doable.
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Old 05-03-2015, 11:15 PM   #14
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Just curious if anyone did this? I have the 195bh with the 120v only fridge and was wondering about installing an inverter to run it on short boondocking stays. Is it possible?

I have a 1000w inverter (not installed yet). Currently just have one 12v deep cycle battery but I'm sure would need to add a second. How long could the fridge run off a two 12v battery system with inverter before needing to recharge?
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