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Rickyrocket
Explorer
Explorer
My Ever chill 12v refig is not very chilly,I have a new Embrace EL210 travel trailer 6 mo.old, ,the freezer will make ice in about 2.5 hrs.Im currently hooked up to 50 Amp power yet at about 4 hrs.the interior light is flashing.Anyone have a cure?
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granprofe
Explorer
Explorer

I have a 2022 Wolf Pup 16fq with an Everchill 12v refreigerator.  The trailer came from the factory with a single lead acid deep cycle battery.  The trailer also came equipped with a roof-mounted 50 watt solar panel.  This solar panel will keep the battery charged when the trailer is in storage, but WILL NOT keep the battery charged while boondocking because the refrigerator draws too much power.  Since we are seldom hooked up to shore power, I replaced the lead acid battery with two 100 aH lithium iron phosphate batteries wired in parallel. I also carry three portable 100 watt solar panels wired into a Renogy controller compatible with lithium batteries. Since the solar panels are portable, I can move them around for maximum solar exposure.  With this setup, I no longer have any issues with lack of battery power. 

Rickyrocket
Explorer
Explorer
If and when mine dies it'll be replaced with a household type fridge and a inverter. Did that in my former RV never had an issue with it.

trailer_newbe
Explorer II
Explorer II
Just helped my neighbor slide in a new 12V Dometic fridge to replace his failed Dometic absorption fridge. It was a little pricy in my opinion but was designed to slide right in and it did.
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bob213
Explorer
Explorer
Thanks Scott!
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality – Ayn Rand

ScottG
Nomad
Nomad
bob213 wrote:
Now that you have figured that out...let me hijack this thread and ask...is there any 12v refrigerator that stands out above the rest?


In terms of longevity and support, not that I've seen and I've done a ton of research on them. I really want a 12V fridge but none of the manufacturers have a good record. Their units just aren't as reliable as absorbtion fridges and none of them seem to support the customer. Oftentimes they die soon after warranty expires and are not repairable. The manufacturer just tells them to buy another unit. Even when they're still in warranty people often have to fight to get help.
Also, keep in mind that not all 12V fridges are the same. Some use Danfoss or other variable speed compressors and some do not. Those that don't use a lot more energy.
If I absolutely had to buy one right now, it would probably be the Furion because we have a (semi) local dealer that will stand behind them. But the Furion is no prize either. (Furion is variable speed BTW.)

Scott

bob213
Explorer
Explorer
Now that you have figured that out...let me hijack this thread and ask...is there any 12v refrigerator that stands out above the rest?
You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality – Ayn Rand

Rickyrocket
Explorer
Explorer
I had a brain fart,the 4 mo.old 85amp hr. battery isn't holding a charge so it was low,I keep forgetting that it is a 12v always. Thanks for the help.

valhalla360
Nomad III
Nomad III
It's a 12v DC fridge. 50amp @120/240v AC is irrelevant.

What is the battery voltage? If the converter got shut off (or failed) and then you ran the battery down, it won't be happy.

You do have the battery disconnect switch in the "on" position, correct?

If the battery is good and the converter is charging, go check the fuse on the panel and the voltage across the fuse. If that doesn't show anything, I've heard rumor there is an inline fuse behind the fridge but ours hasn't had any issues, so never dug into it.
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Rickyrocket
Explorer
Explorer
Thanks

trailer_newbe
Explorer II
Explorer II
The flashing light normally indicates that that the fridge does not have the power it needs to run. Someone needs to measure the incoming voltage to the fridge.
2018 Jayco White Hawk 28RL