Norcold refer

Discussion in 'RV Tips & Tricks' started by elkhartjim, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Ok...so its a dumb question, but. When on shore power, does the refer run on shore power or battery power? When I turn the auxiliary battery power switch off, the refer goes off....normal(?).

    Thanks, being new to the board I sure hated to start with a dumb question.

    Jim
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Norcold refer

    Jim, no question is a dumb question. Welcome to the forum. The fridge has to have 12 volts to operate the circuit board.
     
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Norcold refer

    Yes welcome.
    Nash is right that the Refer needs 12v to operate the circuit board, but when on shore power, and the refer is set to "Auto", it operates on 120 volts.
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Norcold refer

    unless it is a three way fridge ,, which by the post it is ,, it operates on gas,, 12 volt and 120volt ,, but the default on mine is gas ,, so u never know ,, but as all have stated ,, they are right ,,, and welcome to the forum :) :) :) :approve:
     
  5. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Norcold refer

    No, he said "When on Shore Power", so the answer is yes, it runs on shore power which is 120 volts.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Norcold refer

    i reread and i did not post back on this ,, sorry Ken ,, i need to slow down and take it easy ,, cause life goes by like a bullet ,, u know ;) :) :) :(
     
  7. elkhartjim

    elkhartjim Senior Member

    Re: Norcold refer

    Okay...now that I've created a monster lets revisit the situation.
    I'm on shore power.
    The control is set for "AC" on the refer.
    I turn off the auxiliary battery switch.
    The refer turns off.
    What I'm trying to accomplish (?) is not having the batteries being constantly charging (even float charge) while the MH is being stored but I would like to keep the refer cool so I don't have to load/unload each trip.

    I'm probably missing the obvious like when I had a shimmy that would not go away until we found it was a warped wheel...MH had 2000 miles from dealer on it and shimmied from the day I got it. "Warped Wheel". Go figure.

    Thanks for all the input guys...and gals.
    Jim
     
  8. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Norcold refer

    I don't sell MH's. but it depends on how it is wired. On my SunnyBrook trailers, the battery disconnect cannot be "Off" and the refer work. On my Gulf Streams I can have my battery disconnected and refer. will work. There is a difference in the way it is wired. The SunnyBrook's disconnect will kill everything except the slide and front jacks. The Gulf Stream just kills the battery.

    I would guess, your MH is like my SunnyBrook trailers. Your disconnect has to be on, but you could disconnect the wire at the battery. I think that will work for you.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Norcold refer

    I agree ken i think that if the poster left the batt disconect on then it should run the fridge on shore power ,, let us knowback
     
  10. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Re: Norcold refer

    I have a motorhome and if the battery disconnect is opening all 12V power, there is either an unusual wire situation, or a problem. The converter should supply 12V-DC to operate the control circuit board even with the disconnect open. Do your lights work when the disconnect is open? If they do then there is some kind of uncommon problem there. If you have no lights that means you probably have no 12V-DC power and you will have to close the disconnect.

    Does your battery stay up when operating on shor power? It might be that you have some kind of converter issue and it isn't putting out the 12V power as it should and you just have not yet run the battery down.
     

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