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Old 06-15-2021, 11:43 PM   #1
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Question Inverter questions

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I'm right in the middle of replacing my RV refrigerator and I'm replacing it with a residential refrigerator. I have read in several places on the web that the inverter in most cases should power the "Ice maker" receptacle. I have noticed on my motorhome that is not the case. My motorhome had two receptacles located behind the RV refrigerator, I removed the one marked "Ice maker" being that the only power needed is 120 volts for the residential refrigerator. Today I was checking the electrical and noticed that I don't have power from the inverter for the residential refrigerator which is not what I wanted. Doing a test on the system I noticed that only "kitchen side" is powered by the inverter . I know that I have read in several blogs that motorhome and RV owners have had power from the inverter in the refrigerator compartment. I'm wondering what other motorhome owners have done when they replaced their old RV refrigerator with a residential refrigerator. How are you supplying electrical power to your residential refrigerator
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Not sure I understand. You have a non inverter outlet 'ice maker' that you removed. And you are left with a inverter outlet 'kitchen side'. So why not use 'kitchen side' for the new residential refrigerator?
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Not sure I understand. You have a non inverter outlet 'ice maker' that you removed. And you are left with a inverter outlet 'kitchen side'. So why not use 'kitchen side' for the new residential refrigerator?

YES, I removed the Ice maker receptacle because it was no longer needed, I kept the receptacle marked "Refrigerator" I was hoping that one of these two receptacles would have been connected to the inverter. What I hoped for was to be able to supply 120volts to the residential refrigerator, but that's not the case.

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Where is the "kitchen side" outlet relative to the refrigerator? Can you pull a wire from it for the frig? Do you know what else is on that circuit?



Did you install the inverter? Any chance you could swap either the ice maker or refrigerator wires in the box with the kitchen side wire?
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YES, I removed the Ice maker receptacle because it was no longer needed, I kept the receptacle marked "Refrigerator" I was hoping that one of these two receptacles would have been connected to the inverter. What I hoped for was to be able to supply 120volts to the residential refrigerator, but that's not the case.

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If one of the two AC outlets wasn't on the inverter circuit, then why have two to start with? I suspect there is a breaker tripped for the inverter outlet.
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That ice maker receptacle should have been powerd by the inverter. That is what it is there for.
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I agree with the tripped breaker, or is it possible that when removing the outlet you inadvertently disconnected the wiring for the other outlet?
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