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Old 06-11-2018, 04:07 PM   #1
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Refrigerator - will it cool hooked up to 120V house current ?

I have a 2015 27FB FC with a Dometic fridge that can be either set to run off propane or in auto mode can switch to electric. Do I need to have 30 or 50 amp shore power to have it switch to electric or can also cool plugged into house 120V?

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I have a 2015 27FB FC with a Dometic fridge that can be either set to run off propane or in auto mode can switch to electric. Do I need to have 30 or 50 amp shore power to have it switch to electric or can also cool plugged into house 120V?

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It will work just fine plugged into the house 120v
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What is the arrangement of cords going to be? Does the fridge have its own male plug cord in the exterior mechanical space, to which you will run a separate extension cord? Why not plug the trailer into shore power using a 50’ #12 AWG on a 15 amp circuit from the house or garage? This way you can keep the batteries charged and cool the fridge on 120 volts. No A/C of course with this arrangement.

The fridge still needs 12 volt battery power for its control circuits, so watch your battery voltage level, if you are not going not to be charging them simultaneously.

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You just need a 30amp to 15amp adapter. I use one to mancave in the trailer all the time. Runs everything except the A/C.

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Search Amazon or Camping World, about $15.

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P.s. use it to cool the day before loading up
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Yes - thatís what I will do - start with the 50 amp cord with the adapter that can be plugged into regular extension cord
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It will work just fine plugged into the house 120v
Would you please describe the cord arrangement you envision? Please also see the other questions just posed to the OP, and later comments.

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Yes - that’s what I will do - start with the 50 amp cord with the adapter that can be plugged into regular extension cord
Thanks for the clarification. We do this all the time. Just make sure the AWG, cord length and circuit breaker are sized appropriately for all the 120 volt uses. Your “regular extension cord” might be #14 or even #16 and too long.

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Got it - thanks!!
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Most Airstreams are 30 amp service. Those with 50 amp service have 2 air conditioners. The poster who suggested a 15 to 30 amp adapter probably assumed you had a 30 amp cord. You can also find an adapter plug for a 50 amp cord. You should not need anything but the adapter and your current power cord.
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Yes we are in TX so 2 AC units & 50 amp
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you can use an adapter on your 30 or 50 amp cord to a 120 outlet and your refrigerator will run. just do not turn on either ac units. Before I installed a 30 amp plug I did this all the time to charge batteries and run the refrigerator when getting ready for a trip.
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