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Old 01-16-2021, 11:48 PM   #1
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Juice pack.

New 21 371a13 with juice pack. Will the solar panel supply enough power to run the refrigerator while camper is parked. Or do I still need to plug it in to 110 at the house? Thanks.
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I don't know much about solar but...based on information I have seen in other threads before my guess would be probably not enough solar for much of anything. It is likely just a small trickle charge that might top the batteries off after using a few lights and maybe a fridge on propane if that's an option.
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New 21 371a13 with juice pack. Will the solar panel supply enough power to run the refrigerator while camper is parked. Or do I still need to plug it in to 110 at the house? Thanks.
I can tell you from experience the solar panel will not keep the fridge running, it's only ment to keep the battery charged. With everything off.
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I can tell you from experience the solar panel will not keep the fridge running, it's only ment to keep the battery charged. With everything off.
If one wants to run a refrigerator (residential type) off solar power the first thing needed is the running wattage of the refrigerator.

Then install enough solar panels to deliver 3 times that amount minimum.

On a good day the sun will only generate electricity for 8 hours max. Since the day is 24 hours long thus the 3X suggestion. Plenty of battery storage will be necessary for the remaining 16 hours.

Now factor in how many cloudy days will be encountered. Maybe double the amount of each will be necessary.


Then carry a generator in case you guessed wrong

BTW, yes, I realize that a refrigerator doesn't run all the time but that down time is just a bonus and batteries will be happy to get the extra power
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