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Old 05-20-2015, 01:52 PM   #1
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I would like to know please if I can run my refrigerator off my 1000 watt inverter while driving.

When I stop for fuel must I turn it off.

Thanks very much,
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If you turn it off then you will be amongst the very few who do.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:21 PM   #3
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If it's running on electricity from your inverter, there's no flame, so no need to turn it off. There's much debate as to whether you should shut off the flame when it's running on propane. Some do, most don't.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:38 PM   #4
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Hello,

I would like to know please if I can run my refrigerator off my 1000 watt inverter while driving.

When I stop for fuel must I turn it off.

Thanks very much,
Blueseal
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Does your coach have a common RV propane/electric absorption refrigerator... or a 120VAC residential refrigerator?

I always run my RV fridge on propane while traveling..(NEVER on inverter power)....and I always turn it off when fueling the coach or my toad...(and always if/when I park anywhere "out of level".
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Yes you can and No you don't have to. I presume you have a residential fridge.
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I always run the inverter and the fridge on AC. The motor alternator generates more electricity than the fridge uses, Evan with the inefficiency of the inventor, and there is no worry of flame with the propane on.
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I always run the inverter and the fridge on AC. The motor alternator generates more electricity than the fridge uses, Evan with the inefficiency of the inventor, and there is no worry of flame with the propane on.

Ditto and agree.
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