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Old 07-13-2013, 02:13 PM   #1
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15 amp for frig

On my 2000 Damon Intruder with Dometic side by side w/icemaker can I damage frig by powering with a regular garage 15 power source while in storage ?
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No. You'll be fine.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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Check the wattage of the refrigerator plus anything else that might be turned on. (Converter/charger, etc.) As long as it's less 15 amps, you'll be fine. Just be sure you know what else is on the circuit the outlet is on. Wouldn't be good to also try powering a Griswold type holiday display or power tools at the same time.
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Fridge draws less than five amps running. You have 15, no damage.

Also.. This is the important thing here.. The major power sucker in the firdge is a resistor, the other things that draw 120vac basically draw nothing, they only look to see if there is 120vac there or not (The detector that switches you to electric).

Low voltage (The danger when using an extrension cord of the 15 amp variaty) will NOT DAMAGE a resistive heating element. (Think light bulb).

It will, however, tear up a motor (Think air conditioner) big time.
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