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Tundra Road-trip Fridge Setup, Charging Question

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Bistrostyle, Aug 2, 2022.

  1. Aug 2, 2022 at 6:58 PM
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    Bistrostyle

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    I am setting up a fridge in the back of my Tundra for a road-trip and wondering if anyone has experience with this. here is the Setup I have so far

    1) ICECO VL60 Dual Zone
    2) Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer 300
    3) 12V 3 Outlet Leer plug in (15 amp breaker) directly wired to battery

    My main question is will this setup drain my Tundra battery if I leave it all plugged in overnight?

    I believe the fridge and maybe the Jackery have power management, but struggling reverse engineering this in my brain for some reason and really don’t want to get stranded :)

    Thanks for any insights
     
  2. Aug 2, 2022 at 7:22 PM
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    Wallygator

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    I don't think I would leave it plugged into the truck over night unless the truck is running. The jackery should be able to last through the night on its own. Then you can recharge it as you drive.

    If anything you can test this out before you go on your trip to see how much your battery drains if you leave the jackery plugged in over night.

    Probably would also be a good idea to have a portable jump pack with you on the trip just in case.
     
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    No need for the Jackery or fridge to be plugged in to the Tundra when it's off. Jackery powers fridge while vehicle is off, Tundra powers fridge and charges Jackery while driving. OR get a solar panel and use that to charge the Jackery. Ideally the charge from a 200w panel would more than maintain the Jackery charged while your fridge is plugged into it (ideal conditions). And the Jackery 300 should easily last an entire evening if that's the only thing it being used for.
     
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    I was getting about 12h (at most) with Jackery 240 powering a dometic 45l cooler, so I am guessing you would be fine for an overnight.
    We would wake up, put Jackery on 110v charge and run fridge off the truck battery for for as long as I felt comfortable (4-6h) It was kind of a battle between keeping Jackery charged and driving the triuck enough to keep from killing it. Camping in the shade makes solar useless.
     
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    All depends on ambient temperature. Obviously higher temp demands more juice
     
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    Not necessarily. If you have solar as an option, and you need to charge a Jackery you can setup a portable panel in the sun. Guess it all depends on the setup and the area your in. I have portable panels I take with me and 100 watt panels mounted atop the cab. I park the truck in the sun if that's not an option I run the portable solar panels with extended cords.
     
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    For sure, portAble panels are nice.
     
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