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Old 06-10-2010, 11:39 AM   #11
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Ok - new RV owner question here.. How do you plug in your refrigerator at home to get cool. I don't have the 30amp plug..
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Old 06-10-2010, 11:53 AM   #12
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Ok - new RV owner question here.. How do you plug in your refrigerator at home to get cool. I don't have the 30amp plug..
First of all you should post this as a new question for the bennefit of those that may search for the answer in the future rather than tag onto an old thread.

Your fridge doesn't require 30 amps to run. If you don't already own one you should buy a 30 amp to 20 amp adapter for your shore line. Plug into any standard outlet.
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Just to run the refer and and a few things, you can get a 30 amp to 15 amp converter, most camping stores, and plug in to a regular wall outlet, garage or somewhere. DO NOT TRY THE AC with this arrangement! This will also charge your battery, if stored at home for a while. The battery will need a charge every month or so, due to current draw beyond your control, ie, gas detector, radio memory, etc. DO NOT RUN THE AC with a 15 amp adapter.
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:01 PM   #14
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Thanks. Makes sense. I had read on another forum where someone fried their microwave in doing this and just wanted to make sure it was safe. Definitely won't be running the ac
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Does the unit have to be level even if it is running on electricity?
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Does the unit have to be level even if it is running on electricity?
Yes, when sitting still for a long period of time the unit (refrigerator) should be as level as possible and within reason.
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12 VDC Current on Propane

Now that I have the TM-2025 monitor installed I am finding all sorts of power draw.

The Fridge on Propane draws 1 AMP DC all the time. Must be a fan or something to keep air flowing across the fins. I can't believe the circuit board alone eats 1 amp DC all the time. Just a thought...

Anyone know if the switch on the freezer (defroster) is AC only? I have been leaving it off unless connected to shore power.
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Now that I have the TM-2025 monitor installed I am finding all sorts of power draw.

The Fridge on Propane draws 1 AMP DC all the time. Must be a fan or something to keep air flowing across the fins. I can't believe the circuit board alone eats 1 amp DC all the time. Just a thought...

Anyone know if the switch on the freezer (defroster) is AC only? I have been leaving it off unless connected to shore power.
That's not all. I just found out the other day (by actually reading the refer manual) that ours has an electrical sleve around the water tube for the ice maker and water dispenser that is temperature controlled to come on and keep those tubes from freezing in cold weather. You would never see it with the Trimetric unless dry camping in below freezing temps.
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I think it is better if you only use the AC power alone. Because if you also use the DC power, it has the possibility to destroy your refrigerator.
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I think it is better if you only use the AC power alone. Because if you also use the DC power, it has the possibility to destroy your refrigerator.
How is this possible?
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