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Old 04-12-2009, 12:07 PM   #1
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Can I plug it in?

Another newbie, stupid question. There is no reason that we can't plug in our new dometic fridge with an appliance extention cord to an outlet in our garage is there?

We haven't got the 110 breaker fuse panel hooked up in the airstream yet and I want to make sure this new fridge works.

Also could we plug in the intellipower to an outside source to see if it's working. I'd had to blow anything up.

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Old 04-12-2009, 12:22 PM   #2
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Some of the new Fridges need a 12vdc power supply to power the circut board. You my have to hook up a 12vdc sorce in order for it to work. If it is not an automatic unit, but a manual version, then just plug it in and start it up.
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Old 04-12-2009, 12:24 PM   #3
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You can run an extension cord (shortest necessary) to the trailer from a 15 amp (regular house outlet) with a 15/30 adapter (sold everywhere) and check out the intellipower or run the reefer. You can't try the microwave or the a/c and shouldn't run the tv.

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If it is in fact a "new" fridge, (and not just "new to you"), it'll need a source of 12v power, or it won't run. (stupid, stupid stupid decision by fridge makers, imo, to make them this way, but thats the way it is). It needs 12v to run the control board.
you should be able to plug in the univolt to an external soure, too...and if both the univolt and the fridge are still in the trailer, then I suppose you could be testing the fridge, too.
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Thanks for the help. Yes, it is a brand new fridge. Glad I asked first. Would it just not run or would it have damaged something?

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wouldn't hurt anything; just wouldn't run.

I bet you could hook up the 12v line to a car battery, though. (w/ a fuse!), if you want to just test it out.
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