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Old 04-03-2016, 12:31 PM   #21
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has anyone used a kill-a-watt meter to find the daily power usage of a dorm size fridge?
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Old 04-03-2016, 12:45 PM   #22
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4.5 cf and 200w solar to 4 100ah agm to 2000w inv.

I start the gen twice per day to get water hot but only run for about 1/2 hr and my charger is 15a.

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has anyone used a kill-a-watt meter to find the daily power usage of a dorm size fridge?
I have both, but have never used the kill-a-watt on this fridge, as I simply do not have the battery bank currrently to run 24-7......so, I ice down my groceries/beer during the peak solar(I can make ice in about 2 hours) and let the ice keep the fridge cool till the next morning. I only have one AGN battery now, and keep the fridge on a timer running from 10am-3pm

Works great so far
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The ammonia absorption refrigerators, running on either propane or electric, are MUCH less efficient than a newer conventional electric refrigerator.

If reduced energy consumption is your goal I would look seriously at the small electric chest freezer conversion and plenty of solar.
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My 4.5 cf electric fridge kill-a-watts at .8a running and about 3 times that for starting. The label on the device shows 1.5a running.

I'm running it through a Xantrex 2000.
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