Lets Talk About Refrigerators.

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Kingfish, Jul 23, 2012.

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  1. Gafarmboy
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    Gafarmboy Monkey++

    Just another thought on the Frig thread...Why not use a solar powered freezer like the Sun Danzer and just freeze water to make ice and use an old fashion ICE BOX. That is the avenue that I will be taking.
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  2. Nadja
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    Nadja RIP 3-11-2013 Forum Leader Site Supporter+++

    Quite a few people around here use those sun danzer's and also propane refers. They seem to work good, however, they still need propane to make them work. What happens if you run out of propane and it is no longer avail ? I will take my elec fridge and chest freezer working on my solar any old time.
  3. rsbhunter
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    According to the ratings, these are the best of the best...(except for maybe some of the Danzers, etc) BUT these are full size, and can be with with freezers...hope this helps...rsbhunter
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    GE GTH18CBC**** 18.11 Top Freezer No 311 480 35%
    GE GTH18CCC**** 18.11 Top Freezer No 311 480 35%
    GE GTT18BBC**** 18.11 Top Freezer No 311 480 35%
    Hotpoint HTH18GBC**** 18.11 Top Freezer No 311 480 35%
    GE GTH18ABC**** 18.11 Top Freezer No 311 480 35%
    Moffat MTH18GBC**** 18.11 Top Freezer No 311 480 35%
    GE GTN18BBC**** 18.11 Top Freezer No 311 480 35%
    GE GTK17JBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    GE GTH17BBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    Hotpoint HTH17BCC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    GE GTH17JBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    GE GTH17DBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    Hotpoint HTN17BBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    Hotpoint HTH17GBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    Moffat MTH17BBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    Hotpoint HTH17CBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    Hotpoint HTH17BBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    GE GTH17GBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    Hotpoint HTJ17CBC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
    GE GTJ17BCC**** 16.5 Top Freezer No 300 463 35%
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  4. rsbhunter
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    The #s 311 and 300 are the Kwh/year energy use...
  5. BTPost
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    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator Site Supporter

    If they use the ammonia over hydrogen technology, then ANY Heat Source, could be used to power that type of Refer, that was modified, appropriately.... Just Say'en....

    I would be interested in looking into an engineering design that used waste heat from a woodstove to drive such a Refer System. It would seem a natural extension of the technology.
  6. TnAndy
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    TnAndy Senior Member

    The biggest problem I see would be keeping the heat consistent.....not like you can set a wood stove like a propane or kerosene burner to a nice, consistent flame......BUT when you get one designed, sign me up !
  7. Kingfish
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    Kingfish Self Reliant

    I got the two kill a watt meters and have checked the freezer and am shocked. This is a 1994 Gibson chest freezer . The running amps are a measly .74 to to .8 amps!! is this possible? I have not caught it at start up yet. Total kwh so far in 22 hours is .91 Im guessing we will only be using about 1 kwh per day with this old unit. The frig is next.
  8. BTPost
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    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator Site Supporter

    Very possible there, KF... remember that 1. It is already down to temp. 2. You haven't opened the lid much, and let the cold out. It is a very BIG Heatsink, and doesn't take much energy to maintain temp.
  9. Kingfish
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    Kingfish Self Reliant

    I got 5.1 amps at start up and .74 to .81 running amps. 24 hours 1.06 kwh . The start up amps ramped up from 2.1 to 3.4 then 5.1 then it dropped to zero for about 20 seconds then started again at .81/.74 . Interesting results to say the least. KF
  10. Cruisin Sloth
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    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Looks Normal As of what my older units pull/do.
    Measure all and record the numbers , Kw/Watts , start up amps / watts are close but since the meter is not the fastest at reading , your getting close. Power factors all, then mark each unit on the back for an idea later (when ya ferget) if you can run this unit on what size of inverter.

    Sloth

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