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Old 05-18-2015, 03:38 PM   #1
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Residential fridge?

Installed a resindential fridge in my class A. Now, how do I wire in an inverter and a transfer switch? My new fridge pulls .07 amps to 1.08 amps. thanks

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:46 PM   #2
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When asking about something it would help it you posted your coach info, like year, brand, model, and etc.

Looking at your profile I see you have a Dutch Star 41' but not sure what year.

Just as a general help, in the area where your old frig was plugged into AC it is possible that you had two outlets, one for the frig and one for the ice maker. The one for the ice maker should already be wired to the inverter. If it is, just move the plug for the fridge to the socket where the ice maker was plugged in.

If that is not the case, then you will need to either have a wiring diagram for your coach or trace the wiring. You should be able to change where the wiring comes from to the inverter wiring.

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Old 05-18-2015, 04:19 PM   #3
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Unplug from shore power, no generator on. Turn the inverter on and see what items are powered. In my case it was the Microwave, the two TV's front and rear, why I don't know.
Anyhoo the Microwave sat in a cabinet right next to the Fridge. Turn the inverter off no power to the coach. Dropped a wire from the plug of the microwave down to the fridge cabinet. Installed a new receptacle next to the factory one, and now the Maytag works like a charm on Generator, Shore Power, or the inverter.
That's how I did it.
I also closed off the Fridge vent on top, removed it, stuffed the hole with insulation, course also closed the hole from the inside with a piece of Aluminum and the to one at the top. Caulked it good with Dicor self leveling. Removed the old vent from the side of the coach, used aluminum tape and closed off the holes, removed the frame, installed a 1/4 inch piece of ply wood, cut a circle out of the center for access to the rear of the fridge where I bolted it down to the sub floor.
Installed insulation between the vent and the plywood.
Coach is much easier to heat and cool without those holes in the side and the top.
Ps your inverter that is stock with your newmar should be fine with your fridge, mine is a 2000 watt and has no problems at all.
Hope this helps.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:41 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback,but I see not enough info. I have a 2003 DUTCH Star, 41 foot. Where I took the old fridge out there is a 12 volt supply and 110 vlt plug. I'll have to check the ice maker outlet to see if it can be used. Can not find what wattage my inverter is. Chaffeekid, checked my microwave ,not connected to inverter.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:54 PM   #5
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If peak draw on your new fridge is 1.08 amps, you have no worries re inverter watts. 1.08A x 120v = 130 watts, so hardly any load at all.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:37 PM   #6
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what model is the inverter that is in your coach?

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