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joe&julie81

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Posted: 07/23/21 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone own an Airstream trailer with a 12v DC only compressor fridge with the Danfoss compressor, such as in a Norcold or Dometic? If so, how did you accomplish this? They are currently installing the 2-way DC/AC, no propane units. I'm hoping to have ample solar and one of the Danfoss compressor DC only fridges in my Flying Cloud 23FB when I take delivery a year from now, even if they install no fridge, only the space for it, and order the other one separately, and have the dealer install it. However I'd have to know the model # to match the size. If anyone can help me out with this I'd appreciate it. I currently have the compressor fridge in my truck camper with solar and it works great, even recently in Madera CA at 115 degrees. Thanks


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Posted: 07/23/21 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You could use a JC Refrigeration HVAC conversion unit.

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Posted: 07/23/21 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would put the ac,dc frig in and just put a nice solar and battery setup in the camper. Also carry a generator for backup.

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Posted: 07/23/21 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might try asking Here

https://www.airforums.com/

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Yes I will ask there too, thanks. Does anyone know the comparison of amp draw between the 2?

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joe&julie81 wrote:

Yes I will ask there too, thanks. Does anyone know the comparison of amp draw between the 2?


My Norcold N841 converted to the JCR HVAC unit used 1.0-1.3kWh/day, depending on ambient conditions.

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Can you tell me more about this conversion unit. I'm not familiar with this and how it's applied, or incorporated into an existing absorption refrigerator. Thanks

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joe&julie81 wrote:

Can you tell me more about this conversion unit. I'm not familiar with this and how it's applied, or incorporated into an existing absorption refrigerator. Thanks


You remove the absorption unit and replace it with a compressor. You end up keeping the same cabinet.

https://jc-refrigeration.com/product-category/hvac/

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Ok, was this a relatively easy dyi project? And what was your primary reason for switching over?

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Posted: 07/23/21 06:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also, did you still retain the 120v operation option or is it now strictly dc only?

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