Upgrading from a Propane Fridge to a Solar Fridge
See Laurie's comments below on the replacement of their propane refrigerator with a solar DC powered model. They are overwhelmed with joy.
"I have just converted from 35 years of putting up with the quirks of propane fridges at our seasonal off grid cottage to a new Unique 14.0 cu ft 12 volt DC model. And I am overjoyed. Why did I wait so long? No more getting on my knees to get at the crispers or to re-light the pilot, no more using a flashlight to see what’s inside. No more waiting 24 hours for ice cubes. No more putting up with the thousands of BTU’s pouring into the cottage off the fridge on those really +30 hot days. No more worrying about the CO accumulation inside the cottage. And of course no more big propane bills.
This new 12 volt model has been running for a month and I can’t believe how little energy it uses. I’ve watched my solar battery meter as it begins a cycle and the drop in line voltage is only 0.1 v. Incredible how efficient this thing is."