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A compressor fridge will NOT run on propane. It uses a compressor just like your home refrigerator and runs on 12 volt dc electricity provided by your house battery(s). When plugged into shore power, the converter provides the 12 volts needed.
If you’re going to boondock, you probably really need solar panel(s) to keep the house battery topped up.
The good thing about a compressor fridge is they usually need MUCH less electricity than a 3way, since the electricity only needs to run the compressor and not heat the ammonia solution in a 3way in lieu of the propane providing the heat.
So if you ARE boondocking and relying on solar, you won’t need as many solar panels or as big a battery bank.
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