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Old 02-17-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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Why doesn't the large fridges run on 12v?

I think it is funny that my popup fridge could run on 12v but my new big fridge runs on AC or propane only. Thinking of putting an invertor to run that while traveling. Is my calculation close that I would have to run approx. 100 amps to power a 1000 watt invertor?
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:12 PM   #2
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I think it is funny that my popup fridge could run on 12v but my new big fridge runs on AC or propane only. Thinking of putting an invertor to run that while traveling. Is my calculation close that I would have to run approx. 100 amps to power a 1000 watt invertor?
I've never seen a propane/110 fridge?

How do you know it's 110 an not 12v?

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Mine is propane and 120 volt w/12 volt control.
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Cause the button on the front says AC /gas. Large dometic fridge-dm 2652
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Mine is propane and 120 volt w/12 volt control.
Ok I'm going to go to bed.
I had it in my head for some darn reason furnace.
Ok beer thirsty ran late.....

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Are you saying you dont want to run propane while traveling?

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Should I use the breaker to switch it or install a switch? LMAO
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Turbs- don't wanna hurt your head any further tonight.

The idea was yes to not running propane while driving since tow vehicle can replenish DC. I now see that some dometic units are DC capable. Also saw where they hide that darn defrost switch.
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one big reason is that your popup fridge is 1/4th the size as your fridge/freezer and since it works on absorption, it would take a lot of 12v power to run it long enough to cool it down.
just the cubic space difference is huge.
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Well kinda- had a 4 cube on my high wall and a 6 cube for this one
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