fridge power on but wont cool on 1600w inverter?!

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  • KSchonbeckKSchonbeck Registered Users Posts: 11
    Re: fridge power on but wont cool on 1600w inverter?!

    RCinFLA thanks for the information with the fridge. Mine do exactly as you describe: "You may notice a click sound coincident to compressor shutting off."
    you can buy in europe any outback inverter, in this case, like the FX2012ET (230vac/50hz/2KVA), more chaeap, and much better quality/service/capacity than a victron, and have charger function...

    I know that the victrons are more expensive, but i actually managed to get a great deal on the phoenix C 12/2000 for only $900. Given that the 12/1200 model costs around the same i think i go with the 12/2000.

    I've had my eye on that inverter... The 800 VA unit has a spectacularly low no-load draw of 4 watts (48 volt), 5 watts (24 volt), 6 watts (12 volt).
    Unfortunately it is not listed for hard wiring into a home system --vtMaps

    Hard wiring? Is this that a thing i need to be concerned about?. The current Cheap MSW inverter i have got a standard european outlet, while the Victron has the AC outlet directly attached by wire. See this installation guide:
    http://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Quick%20Install%20Guide%20-%20Compact%20Phoenix%20Inverter%2012V%2024V%202000VA%20-%20rev%2001%20-%20EN.pdf
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,163 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: fridge power on but wont cool on 1600w inverter?!

    Hard wiring (for a permanent installation) is a CODE issue over here in a residential application. It is (sort of) the opposite to having a plug on the inverter.
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
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    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
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