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Old 03-04-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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Norcold Polar DC Compressor Refrigerator

The subject of “residential” type fridges that could run directly off battery bank has been discussed many times for obvious reasons. Meeting this need will be the Norcold Polar 10DC compressor fridge, to be introduced at RVX in Salt Lake City during March 12-14.

Report says it’s a 10 cubic foot fridge that fits in a standard 8 cubic foot absorption-fridge space, and is already set up for RV application with door latches, etc...

I’ve seen a few smaller refrigerators in van campers that have 12-Volt DC compressors, but don’t recall one this large. Many of the smaller units are reportedly very efficient. This new Polar 10DC may be worth evaluating if considering an upgrade, or having to add inverter just for residential fridge.

Just posting this information due to previous interest for such a design.


https://www.rvbusiness.com/blog/norc...uring-rvx.html
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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48 Volt DC Air Conditioner

Those of you who have been following small steps in technology towards battery-based electrification of RVs may find this new announcement for RVX next week of interest.

I’m really looking forward to the details to see if the new air conditioner is actually more efficient than a high-efficiency Power Saver A/C powered by an inverter. I certainly hope it is, and that cost is not outrageous like previous DC air conditioners.


“RV Products is also unveiling the Coleman-Mach branded 48VDC air-conditioner,” ......
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Old 03-13-2019, 11:32 AM   #3
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just got back from SLC was there a week too early. local SLC friends are excited about this years RVX!
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:25 PM   #4
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Norcold 12V Compressor Refrigerator

Norcold finally shared information on the upcoming 10 cubic foot 12-Volt direct-current compressor refrigerator. Their specs show 5.7 Amps during day, and 3.7 Amps during night mode, which reduces compressor and fan speed to conserve battery life.

A nice feature is grater fridge size/capacity given its external dimensions. I like it and would prefer it over a propane/electric absorption refrigerator.

Let’s just hope they use a quality compressor.


https://norcold.com/product/polar-10...-refrigerator/
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