I bought a TF130 Truckfridge ($$$$$) for my birthday (I have been a very
) this year and am installing (shoehorning really) it in my Scamp
. What a terrific
piece of kit this thing is. Gets way cold, and dang fast too! No need to quaff lukewarm root beer with the Truckfridge on duty! But here is the sit-rep:
Runs fine on a battery
, sitting in the garage hooked up with jumpers or in the Scamp
. Even a sorry battery
down under 12V (11.9V last time I measured).
Runs fine with no battery
at all but with the Tow/Tug/TV providing power via the 7 pin.
Will NOT run, just cycles trying to start the compressor but soon kicks out, with the converter in the loop. This is with OR without a battery in the line. If the converter is involved the compressor WILL NOT start and run. This is even though I have 13.02V when the converter is on.
So, what the heck? Runs fine off LESS voltage from a battery but not at all with the converter? And yes, this is the 27 year old original, boat anchor converter in the Scamp
that should be replaced. But I was hoping to put that off indefinitely and concentrate on the 12V side of things. Like two new 6V batteries and solar
. Please advise what might cause this, and not "just change the converter" please.