Well that panel should put out a good 70Ah a day at your Lo-Cal,The drain is the fridge when outside temps are in the 115-125 range and the cab of the truck is north of 185. I have not installed solar yet but I have a 100W Renogy panel ready to go on the rack as soon as I can get to it. Parasitic drain has been tested multiple times on multiple meters by multiple guys and it's always within spec. I love the truck, too. Best truck I have ever owned.
Anything under 20Ah is crazy low, with a big temp delta 40Ah and above is a more realistic ballpark.one of my fridges only uses about 9.3/9.6Ah or 120.9w per 24 hours On DC.
Yeah John, I bought a small Snomaster last month and when set as a freezer at -12*c / 10.4*f in an ambient temp of 68*f it was chewing up 47.9Ah per 24 hours and just over 38Ah when set to the low power setting at the same temperature, Which makes it totally un useable for off grid use in places like Arizona etc.100W of solar might put ot only 30Ah per day even in great conditions.
Depends also on whether loads are there to accept the full output from the SC.
Anything under 20Ah is crazy low, with a big temp delta 40Ah and above is a more realistic ballpark.
Side by side the Small Snomaster used 47.9Ah and the ARB 50Qt used 27.92Ah when set to the same settings in the same room at the same time,Not at all, that is very normal, freezer setting can easily triple consumption.
Bigger bank, more panels including portables, or
run a gennie couple hours in the morning then top up with solar. . .
Where there's a will there's a way.
When I was testing it it was eating a 115Ah battery that fast in the Auto mode which is equal to the only mode the ARB has, That at almost the 3 hour mark I had to hook the battery up to the big Charger because I was not sure that the battery was going to make it through the 24 hours. and that was in 68*f indoors, and this was after I had let it cool down for a few hours running on AC and it was full of cans of Coke.Yes if a real-life test, full of water bottles, regularly opening etc
sell off that Snomaster then
I made sure the Cans were all cooled right down to because they had been in one of the other fridges for 48 hours set at 2*c/35.5*f, The worrying part is that once it was loaded up and allowed to cool for a few hours ( 8 hours ) Once I started the test it was never opened, So if I had opened it once every hour or Two then it would of used a lot more power than it did,Yes but was is stocked full of water bottles?
And opened regularly?
No need to run a battery down, as long as the DC coulometer is tracking Ah per 24hours input.
AC usage is irrelevant.
Very surprising to see that much difference, must be very poorly insulated.