#148517  by LordCrumb
 Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:04 pm
Derb wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Be aware - some of those tiny 12 volt TV's suck a bit of power. We had a tiny majestic unit which drew about 5 amps :o
TV would probably only on for 1-2 hours at the end of the night.. if reception is available where it might be parked lol
 #148556  by LordCrumb
 Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:24 pm
Damn 12v fridges are expensive! Could buy a proper house fridge/freezer at some of these prices. Had no idea they would be this kind of price.
 #148558  by Nut17
 Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:17 pm
It does not matter what appliance you need for an RV or Boat - It is usually four times the price and 25 year old technology. There will be some caravan and motor home fridges struggling with the heat today :( Not our Samsung though. Happily sitting on 4 deg fridge and minus 18 freezer. :TU
 #148567  by Nut17
 Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:08 pm
It is a shame that Samsung do not use their super efficient inverter technology in a range of smaller fridges as the 269 kwh / year for our 255 lt fridge freezer easily competes with the nearest equivalent models in the link.
 #148651  by LordCrumb
 Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:29 pm
LOL

That battery only lasted two hours.

I think I just have to suck it up and buy a proper Deep Cycle battery. Keep waiting for batteries to go on special at SuperCheap/Repco but nothing lately.
 #148653  by Nut17
 Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:40 pm
That is a very small battery - 6.5 AH! I am amazed that it ran for two hours :o You really do need at least a 100 AH deep cycle battery and enough solar to top it up each day.

$290 would do the job ok.

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