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Old 06-01-2010, 03:31 PM   #1
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How long to run frig on electric?

Our manual for our 1978 Sovereign says to run on electricity only for "short" periods and then switch back to gas for a while...but no definition of what a "short" period is.

Any ideas of what this time frame is? I don't want to hose up the frig.


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Old 06-01-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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If they are talking about running on 12 volts as the heating source the time is a function of your battery strength.

There is no reason to limit the time that it can run on 120 volts if so equipped.

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Old 06-01-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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Manual didn't specify running on 12 volt or not...but that makes sense. Just making sure that frig doesn't have some aversion to electric and preference for gas. :-) We are new at this but I do know these frig's are pricey!
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