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Old 08-04-2020, 01:36 PM   #1
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old Dometic fridge - how many amps?

Hi all. I'm re-wiring my 1979 Bigfoot and need to know how many amps the old Dometic fridge is. If there were ever any stickers with all that info, they are long gone, unfortunately.

Another question, are the amps different depending on whether the fridge is running on 12V or shore power?

Thanks in advance.
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Volts X Amps + watts

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Another question, are the amps different depending on whether the fridge is running on 12V or shore power?Thanks in advance.
The model number would be needed to look it up. And yes it takes 10 times the amps at 12 volts as 120 volts to get the same watts for the heater.
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I looked more closely and found a metal tag on the back of the unit with all the info. In case anyone is curious, it's a Dometic RM360, and it is 10 amps when operating at 12 V.



AC0GV, so that means the fridge is only 1 amp when operating at 120 V?
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I looked more closely and found a metal tag on the back of the unit with all the info. In case anyone is curious, it's a Dometic RM360, and it is 10 amps when operating at 12 V.
AC0GV, so that means the fridge is only 1 amp when operating at 120 V?
The 12 volt specs says 125watts so the 10 amps sounds close. If the 120 volt heater is also 125, the 1 amp may be close.
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Hi all. I'm re-wiring my 1979 Bigfoot and need to know how many amps the old Dometic fridge is. If there were ever any stickers with all that info, they are long gone, unfortunately.

Another question, are the amps different depending on whether the fridge is running on 12V or shore power?

Thanks in advance.
I see the RM360 manual online listing 125 watts for 120 VAC on the dual-voltage model, near the top of page 46 of 52.

http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/Mandiag.pdf

Here's another manual.

https://rvrefrigeratorrepair.com/wp-...vice-RM660.pdf
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