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Power drop only a small prob ...hi guys..i have a 2400 watt inverter ,have trouble starting my fridge 75watts only a bar fridge, the correct way is start inverter then appliance but the low voltagr buzzer come on and wont start the fridge.... but if i do it the wrong way turn fridge on then the inverter, it starts will this damage the inverter if i continue to do this, thx if you can help me out cheers al

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Hey, Question: Is the 2400 watt the peak rating or the continuous rating of the unit, and what is your power source for the inverter. If 2400 is the peak, the 1200 is probably the continuous. Your 75 watt fridge will draw probably 150-170 watts to start up, which will load the inverter to draw 15-17 amps of load on your 12 volt power source. If the battery supply is weak, the current draw at startup will cause the voltage to drop and set off the alarm. Getting the start up out of order may work for a while, but will eventually blow the internal fuses on the inverter, or possibly blow out the capacitors. Check the condition of the battery supply, and make sure the bar fridge is in good working order to resolve this problem.

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