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residential refrigerator question
When travelling do you enabel the booster switch so engine is charging the coach batteries while the inverter is on so refrigerator stays cold.
Also if boondocking with 3 coach batteries do you leave the inverter on overnight so refer stays cold?...

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Re: residential refrigerator question
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VERIFY, but your alternator should be charging both battery banks any time the engine is running.

If not, start troubleshooting at the battery isolator.

Yes, leave inverter on overnight when boondocking to run the refrigerator.

?Autostart on a 1992...

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Your "3 coach batteries" are what size?

We have two AGM8D coach batteries, MS2812 inverter, and a Samsung residential fridge that runs 24/7.

When dry camping, if we go to bed at >90% SOC, we wake up with around 70-75% SOC.

Most AutoStart devices can...

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To understand your power requirements, subtract actual usage from Total Battery Amps available and what is left over will be what is available for other requirements.  You also have Phantom power requirements.

It is important for you to understand...

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How big is the fridge?  What does the energy use tag say?

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Remember that many places don't allow generator use during certain "quiet hours".
Plus, if you have neighbors when boondocking please be considerate. Know where your exhaust is going and who might be bothered by the noise.

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Know...who might be bothered by the noise.
I am bothered by the noise when we run our generator.  Something about it really gets on my nerves.  When dry camped, we don't run ours any more than...

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If you choose to camp where generator use is allowed then it comes with the territory.  Many campgrounds, especially NPs have parts of the CG where generator use is allowed (usually with some time restrictions) and parts where generator use is...

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If you choose to camp where generator use is allowed then it comes with the territory....

Right, but there are people who will pull up a few feet (literally) away from you and blow...

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Right, but there are people who will pull up a few feet (literally) away from you and blow their generator's exhaust on you.
Is that rude in your book, or is it coming with the territory?

We...

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Back to the original question ... Almost any residential refrigerator or electric refrigerator conversion will use 65-80 watts per hour on average. Ice makers and in the door ice and water dispensers will use more. 75 watts per day is 1800 watts...

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