Another thing you might consider is converting a freezer to a fridge. Works great for me. Have converted several over the last 10
It's power consumption? Roughly 300 watt hours per 24 hour day. That's 0.3 kwh/day.
Tonygreen wrote: »
..... And when that happens at 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM, my batteries cry for mercy!.....
westbranch wrote: »
Can you unplug the fridge and restart at 1PM that should do one cycle when in Float... and low loads otherwise in the night
I wanted to report back on our Steca DC fridge and freezer experience thus far. We have a Steca PF240 and a Steca PF166 and both have been performing flawlessly. The Steca PF240 has been running for two months and is being used as a freezer, while the Steca PF166 has been running for a week (just got the wiring in for the PF166) and is being used as a refrigerator. So far we love them. Yes, we paid a premium for them, but we are very pleased so far and they fit our setup nicely.
FYI, we are running 24v DC to the Steca's on separate DC circuits. They are definitely very efficient. I will post back with actual numbers once we get to our warmer months here in Texas!! We have them inside our off-grid house (which has no A/C...just ceiling fans and passive cooling from the prevailing wind).
Hi Hill_Country,So how's it going on the Stecas? Just had a Sundanzer fail after 8 years from pipes corroding
Dave Angelini said:
Ours gets a defrost every year but can go longer. We do it in summer and it takes about an hour. Pretty painless for having the ability to run on a solar panel and car battery if the big lightning bolt hits.I have a client who has an hour drive to costco and he moves the stecca into his truck and runs of the 12V and goes back to 24V at his home.It uses so little energy you really do not have to account for it in normal systems. Ours is 9 years old now. Really good german engineering! I wish they made an AC version......
Ha ha. guess you're not dependent on it to eat or you'd have an extra 3 thermostats around, and know where they locate it. As one will see if follow links below I found a reference to it being in handle! Which makes no sense. What about my query about amount of use? You speak of a client. Are you in the solar biz there in California?
Gotcha Dave. Even though you are in a unique position to help here in at least a small way you merely say "my fridge is bigger then yours" Your sole reason for going on forums it seems. Most impressive.