Alder Barbour FAQ

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Q: Can I run my Adler-Barbour refrigeration unit away from shore, on battery power?


The short answer is no, unless you've significantly upgraded your batteries. According to Ron Hill, C34 National Association Technical Editor, the Adler-Barbour unit draws 60 amp hours per day (Feb 1988); the correct cycling time 5-7 min on, 10-12 min off, 24 hours per day (Nov 1988).


Many owners have increased the size of their battery AMP hour capacity to support refrigeration. Most have also changed and upgraded the charging system in varying degrees

Ron Hill