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Searching for small- to medium-sized chest freezers on Home Depot I found that GE provides details on current draw for 5 cubic foot and 7 cubic foot models (140 and 200 liters, respectively). In their wiring recommendations, the manuals specify a 15 or 20 amp breaker (at 115 volts). Thus we can assume that the maximum current draw for either is under 15 ...


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I agree with LShaver's number-crunch, although I reach a slightly different conclusion. I agree you have plenty of inverter. Your are covered not only for routine loads, but also for startup surges. The inverter has a charge controller built into it. It's perfectly fine, but it is merely there for convenience, so on a small system you don't have to ...


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To give you specific recommendations to address your issue, you'll likely need to have a qualified electrician out to look at your system, or talk to the system vendor. However, here are a few general rules of thumb that may help you understand the issues, and some general suggestions for your system. 1. The inverter output should be sized to supply the ...


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Shorter cables vs thicker cables Shorter cables are recommended because longer cables have higher resistances. A cable with a higher resistance will dissipate more power, reducing the total power output of your system (a minor annoyance), and causing the cables to heat up (a possible fire hazard). The formula for the resistance R of the cable is R = (ρ x L)...


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