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Inverter Recommendation for Powering Outdoor Refrigerator

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I am thinking about purchasing a power inverter to run my outdoor kitchen fridge while on the road. The battery is a little over 20 ft from the fridge. If I run extra heavy gauge wire do you think this would work? The fridge is enclosed while traveling do you think the inverter would get to hot. Just a thought since my drinks get hot while traveling. Thanks in advance

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What you are asking about is very possible, but you'll want to consider how much amperage the fridge draws to see if your charging system/battery will handle the load. Going with heavier gauge wire is definitely recommended. Especially since you mentioned it's a distance of 20 feet. How heavy does depend on the amperage draw of the fridge as well.

The Wagan inverter part # WC3720 would be a great choice for this as it can put out up to 1,000 watts of continuous power. One of it's intended uses is for a small refrigerator like what you have as well. It has 3 AC sockets available too.

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