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Old 08-08-2016, 11:10 AM   #1
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Refrigerator inverter

I am considering installing a residential refrigerator
From my research I think I want to install an inverter dedicated to the fridge.

Does anyone have any suggestions about this and what brand/model number of an inverter do you recommend.

I'm sure My 2004 Revolution 40C does not have a pure sine wave inverter and I understand PSW inverter is required. Therefore, I prefer to supplement it with a separate inverter for the fridge.
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:19 AM   #2
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Not sure what brand of residential refrigerator you are going to install, but our residential refrigerator (whirlpool) has been running on a MSW inverter since 2005 with no problems. The inverter & refrigerator in on 24/7/365 days
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I called Samsung before purchasing our fridge and was told their fridge will run fine on MSW, which is what we have.
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Same here.. GE will also run on MSW. Standard 2000 watt MSW in our coach runs it just fine on the stock 4, 6 v batteries.
I have this one, cheap also, works great with no cabinet mods!
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I use a dedicated Tripp Lite 1250W APS 1250W PowerVerter APS 12VDC 120V Inverter Charger Auto Transfer Switching 2 Outlets (APS1250) | Tripp Lite. It has a 2500W surge capability to allow easy starting under load and runs my Kitchen Aid refer, as well as a 17 cu ft chest freeezer and a 3 1/2 cu basement freezer. It's a modified sine wave unit, but I've used Tripp Lite's on 2 buses with a Whirlpool and now a KitchenAid refers without any problems. Every second year we're on the road 7 months or more.
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Here is the one I plan to use for a dedicated fridge inverter. I'll also use it for laptops and small items as needed.

DonRowe.com: KISAE SWXFR1210 1000 Watt Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter with Automatic Transfer Switch
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I am a fan of the Xantrex line of inverters. They are a bit spendy but solid. Backed by good support too. My fridge runs off the Prowatt SW 2000.
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Not sure if you do much dry camping, but two inverters will use a lot of juice. Why not replace your current one with a larger one.
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I am considering installing a residential refrigerator
From my research I think I want to install an inverter dedicated to the fridge.

Does anyone have any suggestions about this and what brand/model number of an inverter do you recommend.

I'm sure My 2004 Revolution 40C does not have a pure sine wave inverter and I understand PSW inverter is required. Therefore, I prefer to supplement it with a separate inverter for the fridge.
As mentioned, there are several RF's that can run off MS inverters. Not sure what you current system is, but I would think you may already have an inverter / charger and a sub panel for all the circuits tied to the inverter. It could be a simple matter of switching the wiring from the main panel to a breaker in the sub panel, and your there. No pulling new wires or anything.
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I had issues with a MSW inverter using a heated mattress pad... the manufacture of the mattress pad suggested that I go to a full sine inverter.. The engineer at the manufacturer of the mattress pad suggest that I go to donrowe.com... a guy in OR who sells lot of excellent FSW inverters over the internet... It was suggested that I call Don and talk to him...

That was 4 or 5 years ago.. I'm very pleased with his help and suggestions...
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I installed an Aims 1000W (1200 peak) PSW in mine for the new fridge, dedicated to that circuit alone. It has a built in auto transfer switch, which is nice to have.
http://www.aimscorp.net/1200-Pure-Si...ch-UL-458.html

I'm more comfortable with PSW for any motor/compressor, and for most electronic gear as well. Other than heaters and incandescent lighting, devices designed for sine wave are rarely operating at 100% when on MSW. Just because something works does not mean it is working well, or that it will enjoy a long, productive life.
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I did the install you're talking about. My 2005 Monaco Diplomat came with a 2000 watt Magnum MSW inverter. On that coach, I felt that I wanted a separate inverter so that I wasn't having to turn everything off on the main inverter when driving down the road or boon docking, like my entertainment equipment.

I installed a Samsung 18 cubic foot refer that runs fine on MSW. I really like Magnum products and bought their smaller 600 watt magnum inverter with pass thru power, an important item. This smaller inverter has no charger built in, like my larger Magnum, but had the pass thru power. The pass thru means that when you plug into shore power, the inverter automatically passes 110 power to the refer without having to switch anything manually.

Even though the 600 Magnum may seem small, it allows for short periods of peak operation when the refer fires up. It worked fine for three years and is still running perfectly for the new owner.
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I installed a Samsung 18 cubic foot refer that runs fine on MSW.
Quite a few MH owners, including me, installed the Samsung RF197 fridge because Samsung stated in an FAQ that it would run on an MSW inverter. The RF197 has now been replaced by the RF18 which has an entirely different variable-speed compressor and, to my knowledge, there is no FAQ stating that this unit will run acceptably with an MSW inverter.

Although we did run our RF197 for ~2 years with our Xantrex MSW inverter, we subsequently replaced the inverter with a Magnum MS2800 pure sine wave inverter. The good news is that everything in the RV now works properly with inverter power, even our induction burner which completely refused to operate with the MSW Xantrex.
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I installed a 1200 watt Aims psw inverter for my 15.5 CF Ge refrig. Works great, and a good price.
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