OK, so I found the source of the 1/2A 12VDC drain on my battery from the DamnDometic (one word, like DamnYankees
). Another example of RTFM (Read The Full Manual
The Climate Control switch is hidden under the control panel where you can only see it kneeling down and looking up when the freezer is open. For some inexplicable reason it continues to draw down the battery even when the refrigerator is turned "Off", grrrr
G. CLIMATE CONTROL
During the summer months of high temperatures and
humidity, the metal frame between the freezer and fresh
food compartments may have water droplets forming. The
number of water droplets will increase if the vehicle isn't
air conditioned during these months.
This refrigerator comes standard with a 12 volt
climate control that will evaporate the water droplets when
To have this climate control on, you position the switch
(See "C", Fig. 10) located beneath the top decorative
strip that houses the control panel to ON. The climate
control can be left on continuously or only used when
temperatures require it.
NOTE: The climate control will draw 12 volts DC power
continuously when in the ON position. It should be turned
OFF when a charging source is not available.