SUN REAL Renewable Energy Systems

Refrigeration

Our friends at the Rainbow Power Company in Nimbin have begun a comprehensive test on the power consumption of various types of refrigerators. Preliminary data suggests the 220 litre 12 Volt fridge uses 600 watt hours per day versus 1000 watt hours per day for the identical 240 Volt version. After inverter losses of about 25% the 240 volt model uses twice the power of the 12 volt unit. Full details from their tests will be coming soon.