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Old 03-20-2009, 12:06 AM   #1
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converting fridge to 12v/propane

hello...was wondering what would be involved in converting a 120v medium size fridge to a 12v/propane


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Old 03-20-2009, 02:46 AM   #2
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converting fridge to 12v/propane

more than its worth,its a whole differant type of refrigerant system. look on ebay for the type you want. there used in rvs

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Old 03-23-2009, 09:57 PM   #3
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converting fridge to 12v/propane

If you're going to use a 12V to 120V inverter, get one that's true sine wave.

Refrigeration compressors are pretty high-strung, and don't do well on modified sine wave.

The starting surge current on a typical refrigerator is about 6-8 times the running current. The inverter (and battery) needs to be able to produce this current for about 2 seconds.

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