Monday, September 5, 2016
The fridge draws considerable power from my batteries. That's not a problem during the day, when the sun and solar panels keep the batteries well charged. The batteries store enough electricity to keep the fridge running and the contents properly cooled through the night.
There are times when I'm not paying attention and I run out of chilled drinks toward the end of daylight hours. Putting air-temperature things in the refrigerator raises the fridge's temperature. The fridge then needs to run a lot to cool things back down. And that depletes the batteries. So I end up waiting until morning before restocking. Then drinks won't be chilled until later in the day.
Ah, but since I'm camped next to Forrest's shop, I have shore power. The fridge isn't wired to run directly off 110 volt current, but I have a battery charger. Shore power to battery charger, battery charger to batteries, batteries to fridge. Problem solved.