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Old 09-07-2018, 06:42   #1
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AC DC power to cabin fridge

New to me Chris Craft 328. Cabin refrigerator AC/DC system.
AC panel has dedicated outlet for fridge but when I switch to DC panel no power at outlet?
I tried all panel sequence/configurations… with that said, pulled the fridge out. It appears the cabin fridge isn’t set up for DC? This surprised me to the point I must be missing something! Only visible is an AC outlet? No DC connection so I presume there must be an DC invert-er somewhere for DC on that outlet?
AC panel has breaker fridge
DC panel has breaker fridge
Any guidance is appreciated.
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Old 09-07-2018, 08:55   #2
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Re: AC DC power to cabin fridge

Just because it's an AC/DC fridge and you've got separate AC and DC fridge breakers... doesn't mean the installer hooked it up to both AC and DC power. If you're not seeing any DC wiring connected to the fridge, it likely wasn't connected for DC at all.

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Re: AC DC power to cabin fridge

Run voltage test on outlet first. I expect it will be 110v ac. Test first with tester set for ac voltage or you could blow up your tester. The DC should be hardwired into the fridge. If the dc is not connected the fridge may be a replacement that was never connected.
Running the wire is not terribly difficult if you are careful and get a good reference book. I highly recommend Nigel Caulder's books.
(He also does a nice seminar class possibly at a boatshow near you.)
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Re: AC DC power to cabin fridge

If you turn off the ac breaker and turn on dc does the fridge work? Does it make noise does the light come on? Before you rewire this would be a good thing to check. Realized I was assuming that it did not in my post above. If it does then most likely you do in fact have two separate power sources connected. One plug in one hardwired., unless the outlet does check out as running both or 12v that I doubt but I haven't seen everything yet.
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