New Samsung Inverter Fridge

simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
Well just picked up a new Samsung inverter fridge for $320 to use in our new off grid house. We are finally moving out of the motor home into new house in the jungle so needed a fridge. To order a Dometic here in Mexico it would be $1700 so it was a no brainier. It leaves me with $1380 to buy more panels and batteries. And no more LP bills. It's only 12 CF but that's still 40% bigger than a Dometic. 310 kwh per year.

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  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    Well plugged it in and have my Kill-a-Watt meter hooked up. Started out at 11 watts then jumped to 32 watts  then 55 watts now leveled off at 130 watts. This is from hot so I'll see how long it takes to cool down. After 10 minutes the freezer was already quite cold.

  • JohannJohann Solar Expert Posts: 240 ✭✭✭
    simmtron said:
    Well just picked up a new Samsung inverter fridge for $320 to use in our new off grid house. We are finally moving out of the motor home into new house in the jungle so needed a fridge. To order a Dometic here in Mexico it would be $1700 so it was a no brainier. It leaves me with $1380 to buy more panels and batteries. And no more LP bills. It's only 12 CF but that's still 40% bigger than a Dometic. 310 kwh per year.
    Would you have a link,so i could look at the data?
  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2016 #4
    What data would you be interested in? It is a model RT29FARLDSP  Or RT29F . The later numbers are just differences from countries, I think.


  • petertearaipetertearai Solar Expert Posts: 398 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2016 #5
    I have the 340 l model . been going for a year and a  half . Pleased with it .
    2225 wattts pv . Outback 2kw  fxr pure sine inverter . fm80 charge controller . victron battery monitor . 24 volts 450 ah surette batterys . off grid  holiday home 
  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2016 #6
    It was interesting in doing research on fridges, I was looking at Sun Frost  fridges 110 volt and although they are super expensive $3300us, they are now no more efficient than A store bought fridge.
  • animattanimatt Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    edited May 2016 #7
    My wife suprised me and got a similar fridge. She went shopping for a refrigerator and came back with the inverter refrigerator.   At the time was I believe around $500 usd. I am also in mexico. Exchange rate was not as good as it is now.

    Just found old post.  Over 2 years old. No problems other than too small
    Http://forum.solar-electric.com/discussion/comment/307046#Comment_307046
  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    Thing about the size of a fridge, doesn't matter what the size you will always overfill them.
  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    null
    Where in Mexico are you?
  • animattanimatt Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Was in quintana roo.  But last few years in the yucatan.  Starting a small off grid ranch. Hopefully live there with in a year.  Like you probably know everything takes forever. Feels like a never ending money pit. But this upcoming year hopefully costs are covered by income. 
  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    In Quintana Roo outside Playa.
  • 706jim706jim Solar Expert Posts: 251 ✭✭✭
    Does this run ok on modified sine power?
    Island cottage solar system with 2400 watts of panels, 1kw facing southeast 1kw facing southwest 400watt ancient Arco's facing south.Trace DR1524 MSW inverter, Trace C40 PWM controller 8 Trojan L16's. Insignia 11.5 cubic foot electric fridge. My 27th year.
  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    706jim said:
    Does this run ok on modified sine power?
    Don't know, I have a sine wave inverter . I wouldn't think so though.

  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,369 ✭✭✭✭✭
    If a gadget cost's more than $80, I would only run it off a pure sine inverter
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  • Desert RatDesert Rat Solar Expert Posts: 122 ✭✭✭
    Simmtron, have you measured kilowatt hours/day? And at what ambient temperature?
  • simmtronsimmtron Solar Expert Posts: 87 ✭✭✭
    Simmtron, have you measured kilowatt hours/day? And at what ambient temperature?
    roughly, as I don't use it yet , I have it on the patio until house is done and had it running for 3 days. Average temp here is about 92-94 during the day and down to mid low 80's during night. I had my Kill a Watt hooked up and over the 3 days it used 4.2 KWH. This is with the fridge empty other than the workers building the house putting warm water in he freezer everyday. So not real world results. I will redo once I have the fridge in the house and full without warm water going in the freezer everyday . Even overnight my batteries never went below 12.6 volts.

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