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Old 04-08-2014, 01:51 PM   #15
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What model Engel is this?
It's an SB70. They have another one called the SR70, which can run on AC or DC. It's the exact same unit with a DC power converter bolted to the top of it. But I'm guessing most people already have one of those built into their trailer.
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I've been reading up on these. Very little power draw compared to running mine on AC through an inverter. I'll pull 28 amps though the inverter and can't do that for long. I found one model that might suit me, if I decide to replace my fridge. The Tundra TJ45AC--if it is still in production. It draws 4.5 Amps @ 12 Volts. I can't justify the cost at this point, but my electrical system can handle the load easily enough, I've not gone below 75% charge since I installed my new batteries, and my solar charging has been keeping up fine except on rainy days, and it bounces back fast the following day. Much of my solar power is wasted now as the batteries approach full charge, since only a small part of the power is used.
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Nice job, and thanks for the tutorial!
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