looks like i'm getting into a new fridge for the ol' gal and i'm wondering, with lots of folks already converted away from propane units to res units,
1) what energy star specs have you settled for?
(note: cost is my primary concern, efficiency is longer-range concern, size only has to get me thru day camping. right now i carry less than 25lbs food, drinks, water/ice etc. when i go. i'm replacing dometic 6 cu ft (?) )
i've been looking at the apartment sizes, top freezers, around 10 cu ft, having energy star numbers like 375 kwh/yr. and compact units, 4.5 cu ft with 275 kwh/yr ratings, and even a 5 cu ft b&d chest freezer rated at 193 kwh/yr!
what i don't know is
2) how does this number roughly translates to how many fridge start/run amps @120vac, and
3) how does it relate to batteries needed and size of fsw inverter to use, (whenever i get to the point of wanting to run it all day.)
also, in actual practice,
4) how much deviation in power equipment to run lowest and highest numbers of kwhs?
i'm hoping to see what some of you have for power, but most importantly, what the energy star numbers are for your powered appliances.
(ps i need to do it in stages, like get back to the woods first, later get the batts and fsw inverter together, last do the solar thing for all-day running off grid)