Iceco VL45 Fridge paired with a Bluetti AC50S solar generator.
Rough trial to determine 1) average amount of minutes fridge is drawing watts from the generator for one compressor run, 2) average amount of minutes fridge is at rest between the compressor running and using watts, 3) average amount of watts being drawn from the generator to power the compressor during one cycle, 4) estimate of watt hours used for one 24-hour period.
Just to re-emphasize the word rough, with rounding used for ease of calculations.
By the way, the fridge temperature was set to 32 degrees, with no insulating cover.
I found that the VL45 fridge compressor would consistently run for 12 minutes, followed by a period of 35 minutes of rest.
The compressor would spike to 71 watts from the generator when it first cycled on for just one second, then about 30 seconds at 55 watts, a minute at 40 watts, a minute at 37, three minutes at 36, two minutes at 35, and finally about four and a half minutes at 34 watts, for an average of 36.39 watts being drawn from the Bluetti AC50S during one compressor cycle of 12 minutes, occurring roughly 30 times per day.
From this I figured the Iceco VL45 fridge would use 218 watt hours over the course of 24 hours.
With the Bluetti AC50S battery pack holding roughly 450 usable watt hours, I could power the Iceco VL45 for two days without any solar input.
I’m new to this so I was trying to find out if it is possible to survive on the road in a manner I could live with, using just a so-called 500 watt hour solar generator. In my opinion, I’m cutting it a bit close when considering the other stuff I’m powering and charging, but it can be done.