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Recently moved to a bush block with no mains power. Fridge starts and runs fine on 3 KVa generator. All attempts to run from 1000W(cont.)/2000W(surge) pure sine wave inverter unsuccessful. System successfully runs other loads up to 1000W including starting an older bar fridge with nominal power of 188W. Attempts to start Whirlpool, with nominal power of 100W and no other loads on system, causes inverter to trip on overload. This seems to indicate a starting current of about 20 times running current which is way above any other device I have come across. Typically 5-7 times. Is there some unusual feature of the Whirlpool that could be causing this?

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  • dra22004 Apr 21, 2009

    Is there any information available on starting currents that would allow me to specify a suitable inverter?

  • dra22004 Apr 21, 2009

    Whirlpool 270 Litre Model WR1(?)27SG

    Rated Input 100W

    Defrost Input 147W

    Energy Rating 400KWh p.a. (4star)

    Purchased 1 May 2008

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Usually relays are same size but might be different on whirlpool. Whirlpool is unique in all it's features including compressor and power supply voltage and and usage. They are designed a liitle different than the others.

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