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Old 06-22-2016, 08:05 AM   #1
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Inverter Question

When the inverter is on, does the Norcold refrigerator continue to operate on electric power or does is go to propane if the refrigerator is set in the Automatic mode when disconnected from shore power?
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On my Sunova, the 1000w inverter only runs the entertainment systems and a few outlets. Fridge would go to gas mode if disconnected from shore power.
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Typically no, a electric/propane refrigerator would be configured continue to operate via propane. They are rather power hungry when on electric.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:51 AM   #4
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Yes and no, some do have an inverted outlet at the refer if the inverter is big enough. Look at the plug for refer power it may be marked inverter or use a power test on it with inverter on and off. Another way is to leave refer on auto turn inverter on look at indicator on refer and see if it is on propane or 120, this with the RV not plugged into shore power. One other way is to turn on inverter walk out to the refer and either do a visual on the propane flame or listen for the flame being on, if it remains off when inverter is on then it's using inverted power.

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Old 06-22-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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slapfoot, on your 07 Journey with the factory installed inverter, the Norcold refrigerator is not connected to the inverter.
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Our 05 Horizon norcold goes to A/C (110) when inverter is on.
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ru499, I when back and looked at the drawings again and you are correct. The refrigerator recp is fed from the inverter through the EMS.
slapfoot, this is also correct on your coach, I missed the wire coming from the inverter breaker panel going to the EMS then to the refrigerator recp.
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Thanks grtharris.... I will do some testing next week. I have a small refrigerator in a storage compartment and am trying to find out if I will have enough "battery power" to last over night when at a Walmart or truck stop. My first test was with the Norcold shut off. I will now test with the Norcold on.
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