Originally Posted by CJ7365
I don't have the 8100 but the 6182
But your diagram looks like you do not have a 12v source.
On mine, the original 12volt source wire connects to the ARP controller red wire and then the yellow ARP wire connects to where you disconnected the original 12v input
Hope this helps, hard to explain, but all you are doing is inserting the ARP control into the circuit
on the ARP diagram for your 1200 it has the ARP red wire going to the RV 12v source
ARP yellow wire going to your recall box
Norcold 1200 | Norcold Fans | Wire ARPrv Control | Norcold High Temp Kit
Thanks for the help. My original diagram was the same as you mentioned, 12v taken of panel, goes to the ARP and then yellow back to fridge panel 12v IN.
On my drawing, the 12v source to the ARP (Red wire) that comes from the Norcold is the 12v wire that did go to the Recall Box 12v IN. That wire comes from the control board marked limit out and says 12v+ IN on the recall box. The drawing for this is here
. Notice that drawing shows the yellow wire going to the recall box, but does not explain what happens to the 12v+ wire that was originally there. I put that 12v wire to the ARP red 12v IN as that is the same logic you applied and I did on my original drawing before I read more in depth on ARPrv and saw the install with the recall box. My original drawing was made before my new Norcold was installed as I did not realize they would have a recall box on new fridges. My feeling is I could do exactly as you stated and my original drawing, but in the instructions on the ARP they specifically show the yellow going to the recall box,
A side effect of this will then shut the ARP off if I shut the fridge off as it is only powered when the fridge is turned on, versus a continuous 12v. I don't know what the intention of ARPrv is here since the diagram I linked does not mention the 12v wire being removed from the recall device.
Here is another drawing to add to the confusion.
Recall wiring on my old 1200
The old wiring with the recall took the 12v into the fridge and applied it directly to the recall box which then powered the fridge with the blue wire. Those two wires still exist, but the red now comes from the circuit board to the recall box.