We have a large 3 year old Dometic countertop model that sits in the floor of our starboard shower
, which we never use. You need to be able to drain the reservoir every so often to clean the unit and the drain in the shower
makes it easy. We run the ice maker almost every day off the inverter, while the solar panels
are doing there thing. We have to empty the ice bin a couple of times and we store the ice in our freezer. We go through about 3-4 pounds of ice a day, more if we have folks for sundowners or guests on board. I wish I could tell you how much it draws, but it really jumps around during its cycle, I would guesstimate that start up and the first fifteen minutes uses about 15-20 amps, and then after its cold and running, goes down to about 3 amps/hr. Emptying the ice is a "pita", but so much easier than carting a bag from shore. I love my ice machine.
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