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HI All,

I'm having difficulty routing the DC power cable to National Luna fridge while its sitting in the fridge frame area because the metal slide blocks the power socket.
It looks like i need to raise the fridge by 40-50mm to get access to the socket!?
Has anyone else had this problem and a simple solution?

I'll post some photos later today

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Not sure why you would need to do this - why not just use it connected to 12v with the camper connected to 240v ?
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Hi Arch, I know when I transferred my old 70 litre NL fridge from the 345 to the new 440, I had to modify the plug on the fridge to enable to enable to plug to go over the slide, but that was for the 12 volt plug, not the 240. I also had to raise the fridge. It was a delegate job with a dremil tool and patience When fitted at CA, I believe that they hard wire the fridges and therefore don't have the problem. I'm with Kiwi, I've never had to connect the fridge to 240 v while mounted in the camper. If you need I can get a photo. Regards Bucko.
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Just to elaborate, I am talking about the 12 volt plug not the 240 connection.

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I used 40x40mm aluminium to lift the fridge to clear the rail, looks like the only solution.


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Stupid question maybe but aren't you able to power it through the camper though while the camper is on charge?
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Doc

I asked the same question 2 days ago but got no response - hopefully you will do better 😎
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Hi Arch. The fridge seems to sit in the slide differently to the 490 .
But I think I see your problem.  Just to clarify is the photo of the fridge 
taken after your mods

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Yes the photo of the fridge is after i lifted it by 40 mm, but the power plug points down at right angles.
I'm going to run another socket for 12volt power higher up so i don't have any cable problems.
Such a minor problem can drive you nuts!
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Arch

Why do you want/need to run it on 240v when it's in the camper ? Why don't you continue to run it on 12v ?????
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Guys

You need to go back and read Arch's posts. He clearly states the DC plug is what is causing him issues (not AC or 240 volt)! He even reiterates this where he has added the photos.

@Arch - why not remove the 4 screws holding the power plate in position and turn it upside down? There should be enough wire to rotate it 180 degrees.That would give you the acces you need without lifting the fridge. It will also sort out the nasty angle the wire comes out of the socket in its original position.

@kiwi angler - I have hard wired my fridge to 240 volt so that it switches automatically when plugged into 240 volt. The reason is to preserve the batteries - they only have so many charge cycles and if I can get more out of them the better for me. Also, the fridges run more efficiently on 240 volt and the charger is not required to try and keep up with charging batteries while the fridge sucks out the power. You don't need to do it, but my batteries are $2000 each for LiFePO so when you multiply it by 3 batteries - the longer they last the better.

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Anthony

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Thanks Anthony,

Had a look at turning the plate upside down but it's not possible, the only way was to relocate the 12volt socket further up to clear everything.

After 2 hours the fridge is now bolt directly to the kitchen frame as it was meant to!

Now for the next obstacle installing the smev burner and relocating the taps from the door to next to the smev as the later model 440's have it!

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