I have just installed my Frigoboat fridge and have wired it temporarily and am happy to report that it works (yaay!)
However, what has me puzzled is that at the moment it is wired into the boat on a normal switched circuit - such that when the house switch is off, so is the fridge... but wait a minute - that means that when you leave the boat for the day and turn off the house switch - the fridge is also off? Not good. So do you put it on an unswitched "always on" circuit?
Likewise, I have a 675AH bank and have a tiny 65W solar
panel, so have it feeding the batts unregulated, but this also gets disconnected with the house switch off... again, should this be unswitched?
We're planning on cruising fulltime starting a few months (anchoring 99% of the time), and were thinking that we'd turn off the house switch as we leave the boat to explore for the day etc (or a few days max), but didn't think of the fridge or the solar
What do people do in the Real World(tm) - do you leave your house switch on when you leave for the day?
Your experience and advice is greatly appreciated!