The DC500 draws 40 amps in start up mode (about 15-20 mins) and then levels out at about 22 amps. On my boat
, the ice box is about 7 cu ft. It takes about 2 hrs to freeze the single
plate. I have 4 x 6v deep cycle batteries
that store 420 Ah and a separate 12 v starting battery. If possible, I cool the box and freeze the plates at dockside. Offshore
, I generally run the reefer while charging
to minimize draw on house batteries. The water pump
is part of the compressor unit. I have all components. All you would need is some tubing and wire. I have the drier unit, but believe it would have to be replaced for a "new" installation
. Yes, the system would have to be re-charged.
Hope that helps. Send me a PM and we can talk by phone
, if you wish.