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ticarme

05:52AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 03/03/07
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I'm in a very remote area with no electricity and need power for a regular refrigerator. I have plenty of sunlight and want to use solar panels.

Can I connect/wire the refrigerator directly to the battery from the solar panels?

Is an inverter necessary?

Billhart

09:11AM | 03/04/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
A conventional refigerator needs AC power to operate and a relatively large invertor to start the compressor motor.

I am guessing 1200 watts or maybe more.

But there other options. Refrigerators used on RV and boats can run on 12 volts DC or use propane gas.

And other designed just for the solar power market.

Do a google on - Living off Grid - and - solar rerigerator -.

You will get lot so if information and sources.
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