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Old 01-26-2017, 07:57 PM   #21
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Casita Greg is quite correct, there are very few RV propane refrigerators that don't have an electronic control board if for no other reason than to boost the thermocouple voltage to allow controls inside the trailer. These boards typically draw about 1/2 amp. While trivial if you are connected to shore power, with a battery that's 12 amp hours per day. The only Dometic fridges still being made that I know without electronic controls is the 2192/3. Norcold had the 300 series but I don't think they make them any more.
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We just completed a week at Big Bend National Park. We have a 12 volt golf cart battery with 155 amps available, and two 90 watt solar panels. Our rooftop panel provided a few amps but our movable panel provided most of the amps because we could point it toward the low sun. Each day when we returned to the camper the battery was fully charged even though we used the propane heater/fan a lot and also a CPAP machine. Happy with our larger battery and solar panels.
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