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Old 09-12-2019, 01:56 PM   #1
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Power to Fridge in Motion

Just returned from 3.5 months in the NY mountains and am pleased to say that the Monty performed as designed without any issues. With that said, I had an issue powering the Residential Fridge for the two days of travel home. Fortunately, the internal temp remained cold enough that our frozen goods were still frozen and salvageable. I had the power chord from truck to RV connected, the two battery disconnect switches open to allow power flow, and, the inverter turned on, but yet no power to the fridge, none. I also checked the breakers and none were tripped. Can someone tell me what I did wrong? I also tried various combinations of the battery disconnect switches being on and off out of desperation but still nothing? Also, hooked up to 50 amp service when we got home and the fridge works fine on 50amp.


Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:24 PM   #2
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Wayne,

Did your inverter have power or was it just turned on? With a voltmeter you can check for 12 volts coming in and 120 going out.
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Old 09-12-2019, 02:42 PM   #3
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The inverter had power and the digital readout was flashing showing the battery at 13.1
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Old 09-13-2019, 07:46 PM   #4
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I had a similar issue when checking out how things worked on the one we just bought. I turned the inverter on and everything came up but no power to the refrigerator. I chased and checked things for a while them pulled out a 120V outlet tester and no 120V out of the inverter, I cycled it a couple of times and it came up. Velcro-ed the the tester to the inverter so I can check it each time now that I don't trust it..
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