Good and bad about using a 12v fridge on a Tesla road trip
Submitted by brad on Thu, 2021-09-09 11:02
On road trips many people like to have a cooler. For my most recent trip I graduated to getting a 12v compressor fridge, a real fridge that, in theory, needs no ice. I presumed that in an electric car, with a giant battery, running the fridge would be no problem (it uses up only about 2 miles worth of range electricity per day.)
That turned out not to be the case due to a bad way the Tesla 12v system is designed. I wrote up this story of the ins and outs of using a fridge in a car, and how to fix the 12v problem in this new story on Forbes.com
Wed, 2022-04-20 17:49
12 v fridge
Excellent detailed article. I have a goal zero 500 with a 12 v socket that I am considering using with a fridge in my Tesla and this one seems like it might work.
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