Originally Posted by mike turner
Sure, we have a gen. but we don't like it running so much and that interferes with quiet time, usually from 10PM to 6AM
Yes, I know we can add more batteries but where do you stop? More solar panels. More, and bigger controller --- invert-er and so on ? --- $$$$$$$
Not what you asked, but strictly going by the numbers, if you canít easily run your residential fridge through the 8-hour quiet time on 4 batteries, you may have some other issues affecting the entire system.
Have you tried doing an energy audit to quantify how much of the problem is the fridge? I donít doubt itís the biggest energy hog, but are you sure batteries are good? Or that solar is producing what it should, etc? What about other users?
I do understand your problem. My sister hated her residential fridge also, mostly for other reasons. They got rid of problem along with RV. The new motorhome has conventional RV fridge, albeit much smaller one.
Donít mean to question your plans, itís just that itís such a large and expensive project.