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Old 07-28-2021, 09:17 AM   #1
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Question about running an inverter while traveling

I have an inverter in my 2020 Grand Design 397TH to convert 12v DC to 120v AC. I also have a single solar panel to charge the RV battery.

I believe while traveling both the tow vehicle and the solar panel will charge the RV battery. My question is, will I cause any damage to the tow vehicle or solar system if I run the inverter on travel days so I can keep power to my refrigerator?
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No ptoblems, that's what its all designed to do.

Homestyle fridges use little power and don't run more the about 1/3 the time.
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What fridge?
Is it a residential electric or an absorption fridge using electric element?

Absorption element are 325W to 450W model dependent
120VAC ---325W== 2.7A draw
120VAC ---450W== 3.75A draw

I post that info just so you can calculate drain on battery
Solar & truck charge line should keep trailer battery charged and not cause you problems
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No problem as long as the inverter has the capacity to handle the load! We run our fridge on the inverter all the time while traveling.
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What fridge?
Is it a residential electric or an absorption fridge using electric element?

Absorption element are 325W to 450W model dependent
120VAC ---325W== 2.7A draw
120VAC ---450W== 3.75A draw

I post that info just so you can calculate drain on battery
Solar & truck charge line should keep trailer battery charged and not cause you problems
It's a residential fridge
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Residential.....check the 'energy' rating just FYI to calculate draw on battery using Inverter
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