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Does An RV Refrigerator Use A Lot Of Electricity When Plugged Into a House?

by Suss
(Baldwin Park, Ca. USA)

Does having your RV plugged into the house electric only to keep the RV refrigerator cold, cause your electric bill to go up?

ANSWER: Greetings Suss thanks for submitting your question on our Ask An RV Question Page.

Anytime you plug in any additional electrical appliance into your home electrical system it will increase electrical usage. Will you see a dramatic increase in your electric bill by just running an RV Fridge, no you should not.

What you need to understand is that when you plug your RV in to your home electric is that other electrical items in your RV such as the RV's Power Converter/Battery Charger also start running as well. The converter/charger will use more electric then your fridge.

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To get a better idea of how to determine exactly how much electricity your RV is using when plugged into your house you should read that answer I gave to How Many Watts Is My RV Using When It Is Plugged Into An Outlet In My House?

Hope this helps.

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