ot all solar chest freezers are the same, so your refrigerator may not work with your specific solar installation. This is why you must read this section to find a refrigerator that works seamlessly with the equipment you own. If you do not have a solar system, please continue reading to learn more about how to get the configuration that suits your needs.

  DC stands for direct current. This is the type of voltage naturally generated by solar panels (some solar panels have a built-in inverter that can convert DC to AC. In this case, please proceed to category 2).

  This is not the type of voltage used by your house's wall outlet. If you need to insert a solar refrigerator into a household refrigerator, please continue to use it.

  Advantages and disadvantages of Solar DC freezer:

  1. Solar panels-(recommended 135-watt photovoltaic panels) The number of panels you need depends on many variables. The best starting point is to use an energy calculator to estimate your energy needs. We have a larger section here dedicated to this.

  2. Batteries (or batteries)-The batteries will be used as electricity storage for the refrigerator. This will ensure that your refrigerator can still run after the sun goes down. It is recommended that you use a 12V deep cycle battery of 100-ampere hr to obtain proper power and life.

  3. Charge controller-Charge controllers work exactly according to the meaning of their names. They ensure that the battery is fully charged and then quit charging. This is important for battery health and safety. Although overcharging the battery may seem trivial, overcharging the battery is very dangerous and can cause excessive gas exposure or explosion. The charge controller is essential!

  If in doubt, be sure to seek a professional. However, if you are willing to do it yourself, there will be countless videos to guide you.

  From there, all you have to do is connect the solar refrigerator to the battery. The positive pole is clamped on the positive pole of the battery, and the negative pole is clamped on the negative pole of the battery.

  Likewise, if you lack the right tools or are not satisfied with the task, you will not be ashamed of calling an expert. Saving money is a good thing, but the comfort of knowing that your solar energy is safely hooked on is priceless.