Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Electric Fridge 2nd Look

10:42 am:
This morning, the Scampy Team took a second look at the proposed installation of the Whirlpool fridge that we wrote to you about in yesterday's [6:48 pm Blog post].

The main advantage of the Whirlpool electric fridge is that cooling is mostly not affected when the weather turns hot. Also, the Whirlpool has a freezer compartment!

This compares to our Dometic propane fridge which is very much affected by hot weather and can easily have an internal temperature greater than 50℉ when the weather turns hot.

This is what we Blogged to you this morning, The red text below is not correct:
However, we must admit to ourselves, that the Whirlpool's advantages just do not outweigh the disadvantage of the Dometic fridge's high temperature when the weather turns hot!

Here in blue text is our corrected version:
The Whirlpool electric fridge may require more power than is available from solar at some times of the year. We do not want to chance not having refrigeration. So, we have abandoned the Whirlpool electric fridge idea and are sticking with our Dometic fridge.





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11 comments:

  1. Hi George, you might want to check into the Dometic 12 volt refrigerators. I do not own one but I have seen many demonstrated on YouTube from full-time rvers they are very happy with them and they do not draw much in the way of power. Be warned they are very pricey.

    Ray
    Annapolis Md

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    1. Hi Ray,

      You may be a mindreader!

      I bought a Dometic CDF-11, an ice chest size fridge/freezer. I just returned that Dometic to Amazon.

      In the future, I must be more careful when buying things. Because I have so very little storage space.

      George

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    2. Haha, thats funny. please let us know your opinions on the CDF 11.

      Ray
      Annapolis Md

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    3. Hi again Ray,

      The Dometic CDF-11 is an electric refrigerator/freezer. The CDF-11 likely works fine when there is enough electric power.

      And there's the rub! In my RV lifestyle all my electric power comes from solar. In bad weather, my solar production goes way down!

      George


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  2. I don't know if you have one, but do you have a fan that blows across the coil's in your domestic refrigerator, I never needed one in mind (it has a larger cooling plates )but a lot of the smaller ones have the issue of temperature (The plates are not big enough )and the fan helps. there are plenty of YouTube videos.
    Also instead of a hanging refrigerator thermometer on a rack , they do make wireless units., you don't even have to open the door to see the temperature

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    1. Hi Ed,

      Yes! I installed a fan in the upper rear compartment of the Dometic fridge.

      George

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  3. Hey George -- would a generator help your current dometic fridge limp along for a few hours daily on super hot days?

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    1. Hi MR,

      I do have a Honda 1000 watt generator on board!

      George

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  4. If the fridge cooling degrades in extremely hot weather.... Stay out of temperature extremes. It's not only bad on your fridge, it bad for you.

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    1. Hi Bob,

      I like your advice! 😎

      George

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