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Subject: Re: Wiring for refrigerator


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ian
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Date Posted: 19:24:36 08/10/2006 Sun
In reply to: Richard Johnson (member 1025) 's message, "Re: Wiring for refrigerator" on 09:03:33 05/10/2006 Thu

The fridge will take between 1 and 2 amps on average, so it should run all day without flattening the batteries. The fact the you can start the engine ok indicates that it's not the batteries at fault.

The current when the compressor is running will be about 7 amps. This should not be a problem as you used the correct size wiring, but I would check that with the fridge running there is not too much voltage drop. If you have a volt meter, check the voltage at the battery, then make sure that the fridge compressor is running and measure the voltage at the input to the fridge. The difference should not be more than about .25 volt.

Does the fridge work ok in the cooler weather since the summer?

Ian

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Re: Wiring for refrigeratorRichard Johnson18:16:19 10/10/2006 Tue
Re: Wiring for refrigeratorRichard Johnson (wiring for fridge)15:13:04 12/11/2006 Sun


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