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food:refrigeration [2022/01/14 20:52]
princess_fluffypants [compressor refrigeration]
food:refrigeration [2022/01/26 19:54] (current)
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 Note that many 'dwellers choose to [[food:no refrigeration|use no refrigeration]] at all. Note that many 'dwellers choose to [[food:no refrigeration|use no refrigeration]] at all.
-===== upright vs chest =====+===== Upright vs Chest =====
 **Upright fridges** stand up and have a door that opens off the side. **Upright fridges** stand up and have a door that opens off the side.
   * **Pro** - easier to load and unload for many people.  Fewer "hidden" foodstuffs.  Space above refrigerator remains usable.    * **Pro** - easier to load and unload for many people.  Fewer "hidden" foodstuffs.  Space above refrigerator remains usable. 
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   * **Con** - May have to dig for food.  Space above top door unusable unless placed in a slide-out or similar.     * **Con** - May have to dig for food.  Space above top door unusable unless placed in a slide-out or similar.  
  
-===== using a cooler =====+===== Using a cooler =====
  
  * **Pro** - low cost, low empty weight, zero power consumption and widespread availability.  * **Pro** - low cost, low empty weight, zero power consumption and widespread availability.
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   * use cold weather to your advantage  (see below)   * use cold weather to your advantage  (see below)
  
-===== using a refrigerator =====+===== Using a refrigerator =====
 A refrigerator (//refer// or //reefer//) is used to keep items at a given cool temperature, typically <=40F. A refrigerator (//refer// or //reefer//) is used to keep items at a given cool temperature, typically <=40F.
  
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-==== front vs. top loading ====+==== Front vs. top loading ====
  
 **Front loading** refrigerators are square or tall rectangles shaped like residential refrigerators.  Advantages include: **Front loading** refrigerators are square or tall rectangles shaped like residential refrigerators.  Advantages include:
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-==== absorption refrigeration ====+==== Absorption refrigeration ====
  
  
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 Over the last few years RV refrigerators have been going to 12v or, more commonly, 110v residential style units.   Over the last few years RV refrigerators have been going to 12v or, more commonly, 110v residential style units.  
  
-==== compressor refrigeration ====+==== Compressor refrigeration ====
  
 [[lifestyle:words_of_wisdom|Words of Wisdom]]: "Check amps drawn [by the compressor fridge] over 24 hours, much more important when boondocking than purchase price." -- John62CT((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/Thread-Less-expensive-12-volt-fridge-recommendations?pid=294809#pid294809)) [[lifestyle:words_of_wisdom|Words of Wisdom]]: "Check amps drawn [by the compressor fridge] over 24 hours, much more important when boondocking than purchase price." -- John62CT((http://www.cheaprvliving.com/forums/Thread-Less-expensive-12-volt-fridge-recommendations?pid=294809#pid294809))
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-=== possible use cases ===+=== Possible use cases ===
  
   * you have a surplus of power: you are hooked up to [[electrical:shore_power|shore power]], have a [[electrical:solar:sizing|large solar install]], or are running your heavy loads on [[electrical:solar:nonessential|an opportunity circuit]].   * you have a surplus of power: you are hooked up to [[electrical:shore_power|shore power]], have a [[electrical:solar:sizing|large solar install]], or are running your heavy loads on [[electrical:solar:nonessential|an opportunity circuit]].
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-===== using nature =====+===== Using nature =====
  
 In low humidity areas with a significant day/night temperature differential you may be able to cool or even freeze cooler packs and water bottles.  Leave them outside overnight and put them back in the cooler in the morning.  In low humidity areas with a significant day/night temperature differential you may be able to cool or even freeze cooler packs and water bottles.  Leave them outside overnight and put them back in the cooler in the morning. 
  
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