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How Long Can Nature's Generator Backup My Refrigerator?

by Hunter Kissam November 18, 2022 3 min read

Power outages are becoming more frequent in the US and Canada, and homeowners need to be prepared. Barring medical equipment and extreme boredom without WiFi, the biggest concern is spoiling foods.

If you have a freezer full of meat or a refrigerator full of hundreds of dollars worth of food, a portable generator is worth every penny! Let's talk about using Nature's Generator power pod for backing up home appliances like refrigerators and freezers!

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Refrigerator/Freezer Energy Demand

The average home refrigerator runs at about 500W continuously. If you have a large, industrial-size freezer, it could easily run at 900W. Still, more modern refrigerators only require about 300W to 400W of electrical energy to continue running.

Nature's Generator Capacity

With 12-volt power and up to 1800W of output, the pure sine wave inverter should have no trouble powering your largest appliances. However, each internal battery only has 720Wh of capacity, which is not enough to run a refrigerator indefinitely. This means that a newer refrigerator or freezer could only run for around 2 hours on one charge.

For this reason, we highly recommend using other batteries for expansion purposes. A Nature's Generator Elite and Nature's Generator can combine with a power transfer kit. This will dramatically expand your battery capacity, which will allow you to charge your systems for longer!

Nature's Generator Home Backup Tips

Nature's Generator with solar panel

If you are using multiple batteries, you should have no trouble powering a refrigerator for most of the day. However, you can dramatically extend the life of the battery with solar panel input or wind power.

Use Solar Panels

Remember to optimize your solar input by keeping them facing true south. If you can, try to reposition them throughout the day for optimal sunlight. This could keep your system running throughout the day, allowing you to keep your food safe overnight until you receive more sunlight. Nature's Generator wind turbines may be even more effective during a storm!

Keep It on Stand-By

Also, remember to keep your Nature's Generator charged. The 100 Ah sealed lead acid battery can hold a charge for about 3 months in storage, so remember to charge it periodically or keep some solar panels attached to it.

Run Intermittently

If you know that an outage will last longer than your capacity, insulate your refrigerator or freezer further with blankets or anything else. Then, plug it in every few hours to allow the refrigerant to continue cooling.

While it's running, keep an eye on the LED light fuel gauge on the front of the unit. This will give you an idea of how long it will last and help you make adjustments as needed!

Connect Directly

Finally, while you can attach to your home circuits with a fuse connector, you may consider plugging your refrigerator directly into your generator power pods. This is because you don't know what else is on that fuse, which may draw excess power. With built-in charge controllers, this won't hurt your power pod, but it will reduce the time you have to charge your refrigerator.

Keep Your Appliances Running

Still, it's a great option that has no toxic fumes, unlike standard gas generators. A portable solar generator is one of the easiest investments you can make in green energy. While it is heavy, the custom heavy duty cart allows for portability, so you can bring it with you wherever you go, offering everyday household electricity.

Stay up to date with our latest product information, and buy a Nature's Generator today with free shipping and a price match guarantee!

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Hunter Kissam
Hunter Kissam

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