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I remember that day. You were low ridin'! Glad you got 'er fixed.

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OMG Mike, I will I every locate you without the squeek?

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I cannot remember when the squeak started, but I lived with it for at least 2 years.

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I have procrastinated on installing a dual battery system in the TJ for years and years.

 

And, I'm  glad I did.  Amazon had an $80 off on the Jackery 500, so I bought one.

 

So far it will run the Engel 43 refrigerator(empty) @ 34°F for over 24 hours and still have a 40% charge.

 

Only time will tell if I made the right decision.

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9 hours ago, mbuckner said:

I have procrastinated on installing a dual battery system in the TJ for years and years.

 

And, I'm  glad I did.  Amazon had an $80 off on the Jackery 500, so I bought one.

 

So far it will run the Engel 43 refrigerator(empty) @ 34°F for over 24 hours and still have a 40% charge.

 

Only time will tell if I made the right decision.

 

impressive! did you open it at all during that time? you could have probably gotten even better results if it was full of something other than air.

 

was the fridge sitting out in the heat or inside your house in the A/C?

 

i'm assuming you ran it connected to a DC port on the Jackery, not the inverter?

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Ran it empty to pull more power. 

It was in the TJ running on 12V in the garage, not plugged into the Jeep.

The nights are still cool; I'll be interested in seeing how it works 

when nights are hot.

I have recharged only using AC.  I'll need to test how fast it will recharge using DC.

And another configuration will be plugging the frig into the Jackery and the Jackery into the TJ DC.  

 

I went with the 500W due to its size.  

My next challenge will be where and how to secure it.

 

Maybe technology will get a 1000W down to the size of the 500W.

 

As I said, time will tell as I use it jn more extreme conditions.

 

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sounds promising, looking forward to your real-world test results!

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