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Subject: Re: Wiring for refrigerator

Richard Johnson
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Date Posted: 18:16:19 10/10/2006 Tue
In reply to: ian 's message, "Re: Wiring for refrigerator" on 19:24:36 08/10/2006 Sun

>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?
thanks for your advice. I need to buy a new tester so will do that and let you know. I haven't used the fridge recently so I don't know, but it was most frustrating to find the ice melting! I wonder if it is because the wiring is too long although I think it was within tolerances given. I'll be in touch when I've tested it, maybe not for a couple of weeks.

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Re: Wiring for refrigeratorRichard Johnson (wiring for fridge)15:13:04 12/11/2006 Sun

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