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Old 06-30-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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Using refrig on 110 volts with no battery

We are camping this week & will be without a battery until we get to a place to buy one in a couple of days. I am not using the 12volt car charging system because we only have a 4 pin connetor.

Is it OK to plug in the refrig and run it on 110 without a battery being hooked up to the converter? ( Sorry if this is a repeat, I tried searching for an answer without success.) Thanks
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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I have used mine with the battery disconnected.

If you do, Be sure to tape the battery connections so they do not come in contact with each other or the frame because if they do, it could burn out your converter if it is not fused properly.
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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Fridges are plugged in to the RV wiring. Unplug it and plug it in directly to the extension cord.

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This what I do with mine when I want to make the fridge cold but don't need to charge the battery.
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Ok great ideas. I did look inside the refrig vent and found an outlet tucked off in the far right side corner (never even noticed it before) with the refrig plugged into it. So am trying the extension cord method this time. Let the cooling begin.

Not triple digits here like many places out east today - ouch.

Thanks for your replies-
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Just one word of caution. Some newer refrigerators require 12VDC for the control board. If there is no 12V connected they will not work on propane or 120VAC. This might not apply to your refrigerator but it wouldn't hurt to check your manual.
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Fridges are plugged in to the RV wiring. Unplug it and plug it in directly to the extension cord.

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This what I do with mine when I want to make the fridge cold but don't need to charge the battery.
Puzzled as to why? Whats the benefit to this over just letting it run through the trailers main power supply system?
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I think the owner has a 12V fridge and wants to run it off 120VAC through the converter to 12VDC with the battery disconnected and everyone seams to think he actually has a 120VAC fridge. That's the only thing that makes sense to me.
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I think the owner has a 12V fridge and wants to run it off 120VAC through the converter to 12VDC with the battery disconnected and everyone seams to think he actually has a 120VAC fridge. That's the only thing that makes sense to me.
The fridge has both 12v and 115v. He has already determined that there is an AC plug. Look at the pic right before your post, Darwin... You'll see what I mean.

I know that my fridge works just fine with only the AC and no batter, because my Scamp doesn't have a battery, or even a converter. the 12v part of the fridge has never been used. It works great on propane alone, or 115v AC alone.
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Jesse, My Bad.
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RE: No Battery
I don't know where Mark J is located, but every Wal-Mart in America carries RV/Marine batteries. Why not just get a battery and not wait a few days and have to worry about disconnected wires etc.
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