Originally Posted by SV THIRD DAY
You don't have that ability with a rolled alumunium evaporation plate since it has no hold over capacity.
While the evaporator plated doesn't have any hold over capacity, the food
inside it does. If one has a separate freezer
where the evaporator plate surrounds the food
, one can run the temperature lower during power-abundance and this will put the food at a lower temp. The food then acts as a hold-over.
I put a small switch on ours that runs the compressor
continually. When we are motoring or have more power than we need, I just let the compressor
run. The temp drops from its normal 10F to -5F. Then when we no longer have the extra power, I put the compressor back in normal mode and it stays off until the freezer
stuff has absorbed enough heat to go back to normal operating temps.
This, of course does not work for fridges, or spill-over systems that do not have a separate freezer compartment.