Need constant 12 volt for new fridge

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Need constant 12 volt for new fridge

Postby OnTheRoad » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:53 pm

I'm replacing the fridge in my 1990 b-van.

The old (original) fridge had a 12-volt connection, but it was only for keeping the fridge cool, and the 12-volt connection is only live when the engine is on to keep from running down the battery too quickly.

My new fridge is a 2-way (propane and 120 volt) so it doesn't use the 12-volt to keep the fridge cool, but it does require a constant 12-volt supply to run the circuit board. Unfortunately there isn't a constant 12-volt connection in the refrigerator compartment, just the switched one that only goes on with the ignition.

Does anyone know where this 12-volt wire connects into the system so I can rewire it to be a constant 12-volts? Otherwise any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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Postby OnTheRoad » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:48 pm

The 12 volt connection for the fridge is connected to a relay located by the fuse panel under the couch as described in this thread:

http://rjmarq.org/b190/html/modules.php ... sc&start=0

I'm going to bypass the relay to get constant 12 volts for the control panel in my new fridge.

Thanks!
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