Refrigerator Inverter or Not - Difference

Jan

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I will be needing a new fridge soon. Nothing fancy or too expensive. My old one is slowly dying. I'm saving up for a new one.

*Must have separate fridge-freezer doors.
*Must be frost-free self defrosting.

(The one I have now I have to remove everything from the freezer part weekly and turn off the electric to defrost. It will not keep icecream frozen in the summer. It takes over a day to freeze meat and such unless it's touching the top or bottom).

I found these 2 . What's the difference between a fridge with or without inverter?


 

El Hijo de Manolo

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Hi Jan, without brining too much science to the conversation, the main difference is the way the brains of the fridge (circuit boards) handle the operation of the compressor. In a traditional fridge or AC, the computer tracks the set temp and when the set point is reached the compressor kicks in. Each time the compressor kicks in it draws a good amount of amperage, which can potentially add significantly to your electric bill. The inverter system maintains compressor operation more constant and hence drawing lower amperage.

That said, a simple modern device like the one depicted above consume very little energy anyway. Someone, maybe an electrician on the site here, may be able to opine if it's even worth the extra cost. If it were a bigger, higher capacity fridge, perhaps the extra investment in the inverter technology would be worth it.
 

Manuel01

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The new refridgerators have all a very low energy consumption. I would go for the regular one that every decent tecnician can fix.
 
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Abuela

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We chose a Mabe which is made by General Electric for countries with unstable electricity.When electricity goes out the condenser stays off until the correct voltage is resumed.
 

RDKNIGHT

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I like the refrigerators with the freezer on the bottom cuz I don't like bending down put my vegetables away also I'm a lazy f***
 
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JD Jones

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I have a electric pump setup that feeds my icemaker and my door faucet, (If it had one.)

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clff4u

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I think the OP is on a budget, cold water can easily be attained by some small bottles of water in the refrigerater, it's a bit more work but probably less expensive. I personally fill mine with rum but that is a story for another day
 
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JD Jones

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The things I have learned today!
I bought one of those pumps over 30 years ago and it has survived 3 refrigerators so far and still going strong.
If I were to complain about anything, it would be that my ice tray is always overfilled.