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Old 04-12-2017, 07:39 AM   #21
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In the 2016 the fuse panel is below and on the face of the dinette seat. It is the left seat as you are standing looking at the dinette.
Is the converter inside that seat as well? Sorry for asking the obvious, but the rig is in storage and I just bought it. I am watching videos about generators, inverters, solar, etc and I cannot picture where all that wiring would go thanks for your time.
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Old 04-13-2017, 05:52 AM   #22
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Yes it is and there really isn't a lot of wiring.
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Where is the fuse box on the T12?
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:05 AM   #25
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Another observation to be aware of -

as stated, the 110v fridge operation is in line with the 110v receptacles.

So, if you are running the fridge on 110v, this will use about 5 amps of the
15 amps allowed on the receptacles circuit. That leaves about 10 amps for
the receptacles, and if you want to use a hair dryer, electric grille, or electric
heater(on high), you will overload the circuit.

I taped a 16/3 extension cord to the camper 110v main feed wire. It plugs into
the auxilliary 110v receptacle at the campground power box at one end, and into a
110v power strip on the counter in the camper. Works great!
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:23 AM   #26
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as stated, the 110v fridge operation is in line with the 110v receptacles.

So, if you are running the fridge on 110v, this will use about 5 amps of the
15 amps allowed on the receptacles circuit. That leaves about 10 amps for
the receptacles, and if you want to use a hair dryer, electric grille, or electric
heater(on high), you will overload the circuit.
According to Dometic 4223 refrigerator literature, both the AC and DC heating coils are 125 watt. When operated on AC, the fridge draws a maximum of 1.1 amps out of the 15 available on the circuit (less if the control is set to less than max). My wife's hair dryer and curling iron works just fine plugged into an outlet. I have also plugged in a portable electric heater (1500 watts) while the fridge was running on AC with no issues.

Hope this helps.

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Old 11-16-2017, 04:37 PM   #27
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A google search on 110v rv amps

shows that an RV fridge draws from 5 to 8 amps when on 110v AC power.

Technical improvements may have changed amp draw over the years,
and wiring schemes may also have changed.

Nothing like a good meter to see what is actual.
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:27 PM   #28
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shows that an RV fridge draws from 5 to 8 amps when on 110v AC power.

Nothing like a good meter to see what is actual.
An "RV fridge" can be many sizes and things - which is why I quoted the specific Dometic model installed in the Forest River standard height pop-ups and A-frames (continuous run 125 watt coils for both AC and DC, no control board, no light). The High Wall PUPs and A-frames use a significantly bigger fridge that is more like the fridges installed in travel trailers.

I agree with you on the meter, but I would be surprised if the 125 watts on DC wasn't pretty accurate. The AC current will vary, depending on the setting of the SCR "temperature" control. Although Dometic calls it a "thermostat", there is no sensor inside the fridge. The AC control is an SCR dimmer, the same as used in dimming household lights.

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