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Old 04-26-2022, 02:08 PM   #1
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Norcold Amish conversion

Good afternoon everyone.
I am in the process of ordering the Amish 120v conversion kit for my Norcold 1201. Although it cools well and has no leaks, its time to do away with the gas.
My question is this. Is the plug behind the norcold in the cabinet powered by the inverter? I believe it is, but the coach is in storage and I cannot access it at the moment. Thanks everyone.

Its a 2006 Allure Sunset Bay if that helps.
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Old 04-26-2022, 05:18 PM   #2
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Definite a plug behind, as you have Electric option. Turn of shore power, and see if the Electric option will kick in. If yes, then yep that Circuit Breaker is on the Inverter Side. If no, then pretty easy to change that, CB, probably 20A (Maybe 15A) - over to the Inverter side of the panel... Not a major job!

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Ray,

I don't believe it is on the "inverter" side of the 120V. The propane automatically clicks on when there is no shore power present.

Also, I should state that - that is the way my 2003 Allure is wired.

Please keep up posted (with pics preferably) as you progress through this upgrade to your fridge. I've been watching YouTube videos gaining the unction to do this very thing. Are you getting yours from JC? If not, who?

Hope that helps.
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Ray,

I don't believe it is on the "inverter" side of the 120V. The propane automatically clicks on when there is no shore power present.

Also, I should state that - that is the way my 2003 Allure is wired.

Please keep up posted (with pics preferably) as you progress through this upgrade to your fridge. I've been watching YouTube videos gaining the unction to do this very thing. Are you getting yours from JC? If not, who?

Hope that helps.
Yes, I ordered it from JC John. They asked if the plug was powered by the inverter and I have no access until Friday, so I ordered it anyway as he said simply plugging it in was the easiest option.
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Smitty,
Thank you for the info. I was unsure so thought I would ask here. My brother in law said his Alfa is inverter powered so Im hoping. I will check on Friday.
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On my 2000 Intrigue, the said outlet wasn't on the inverter. I rerouted the wires to make it happen.
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On my 2000 Intrigue, the said outlet wasn't on the inverter. I rerouted the wires to make it happen.
Same on our 04 Allure...
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I drove out and checked it before they send my unit tomorrow, and, the plug is not on the inverter. I will opt for the 12 volt option that should run more efficient since it will not be running thru the inverter. I do plan on having solar added this year so power shouldn't be an issue either way.

Thanks everyone for the help. Im still climbing that steep learning curve since buying this coach and although I don't have much to contribute to many posts at this point, I still love to read all of your posts as it really helps me to understand some of these systems.
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well, let me muddy up my mind a little more with another question. I was reading the installation manual for the 12 volt dutch air conversion and see where they recommend an 8 gauge wire be ran to the battery in place of the factory 12 gauge that's currently there.

My question now is this. My unit has two plugs in the refrigerator cabinet, 1 is not running off the inverter (the one I checked tonight). The second plug is for the ice maker, wouldn't that plug be wired to the inverter? Of course I didn't check this one as I assumed they were both wired the same.
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I drove out and checked it before they send my unit tomorrow, and, the plug is not on the inverter. I will opt for the 12 volt option that should run more efficient since it will not be running thru the inverter. I do plan on having solar added this year so power shouldn't be an issue either way.

Thanks everyone for the help. Im still climbing that steep learning curve since buying this coach and although I don't have much to contribute to many posts at this point, I still love to read all of your posts as it really helps me to understand some of these systems.
I'm getting my Norcold 2118 converted over in May, at JC Refrigeration. I'm getting the twin 12VDC compressors installed. I've already ran an 8ga 2 conductor cable from the battery back to the fridge compartment area and will let them put the terminal strip that I bought wherever it fits back there after they get the unit converted and back in place. All of this is being done on a Grand Design Momentum triple axle trailer....not a motorcoach, but the 12V compressor should be wonderful compared to the present absorption unit.
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I'm getting my Norcold 2118 converted over in May, at JC Refrigeration. I'm getting the twin 12VDC compressors installed. I've already ran an 8ga 2 conductor cable from the battery back to the fridge compartment area and will let them put the terminal strip that I bought wherever it fits back there after they get the unit converted and back in place. All of this is being done on a Grand Design Momentum triple axle trailer....not a motorcoach, but the 12V compressor should be wonderful compared to the present absorption unit.
Im looking forward to the conversion as well. My current unit is actually working very well, I am looking forward to a safer unit in the end. Let us know how it works out.
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On my 2000 Intrigue, the said outlet wasn't on the inverter. I rerouted the wires to make it happen.
Hello Steven, I checked the plugs in my refrigerator and neither are powered by the inverter. I have two options at this point, run a heavier gauge wire from the battery and purchase the 12v cooling unit, or, keep the 120v I purchased (shipping on hold) and re-configure the wiring in the panel. This is what Im looking at now, and the wiring sheet from Country Coach. Can I ask which breaker you wired your refrigerator into ?
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To add, While speaking to JC refrigeration, I was told that the ice maker plug in the cabinet should be on the inverter. Ive checked it with the inverter on and no power to either. It is only hot when plugged into shore power.
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