Trickle charge/fridge wattage.

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  1. Kanberlingo

    Kanberlingo Read Only Funster

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    I've recently received from British Gas an energy monitor FOC. So having set it up, I was surprised at the increase in wattage showing on the gauge when I plug the MH in to the mains prior to going away, ie cool the fridge etc.

    With the MH unconnected to the house mains & nothing of significance switched on, I get a reading of app. 131 watts of background energy being used, when I then plug the MH hook-up into the mains, it shoots up to 300 watts.:Eeek: The fridge is a full sized one & includes a freezer compartment. Still seems a lot.

    Any ideas?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    sounds about right to me.. a small fridge uses 125watt .. a large one like ours uses 300 watt, plus your battery charger which will depend on what it's doing.. 50 watt or more
     
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    Kanberlingo Read Only Funster

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    Cheers for that. I'm must be showing my age. Instead of getting the info sheets out & trawling through 'em, I figured I'd post up. Well, I am getting the MH ready for a short away break. Can't really say a holiday now. Being retired, we go away when we feel like it. So what phrase would one use for that situation, instead of a holiday. Bit off-post, but, hey-ho. (suggestions on a postcard to ..........):Rofl1:

    Cheers

    BeeJay
     
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