posted on Jan, 30 2017 @ 07:18 AM
I set up a stand alone system to keep my fridge and chest freezer going in case of power interruption. It consists of 4 100 watt solar panels that
charge 3 batteries. I have giant UB9D deep cycle batteries that weigh over 160 lbs each.
I have 3 inverters connected to them. A 4600/2300 watt , a 1500 watt pure sine, and a 600 watt pure sine. I run all kinds of things off them. A
compressor, washing machine, water boiler, deep freezer, slow cooker, bread maker, wheat grinder to name a few.
If the sun doesn't shine for a couple days AI have a small Earthquake 700 watt pure sine wave generator that is a quiet 4 stroke. It will run 13
hours on a gallon of gas. I got it on ebay. I also have a big Honda 3000I It is also pure sine, and has a electric key start. I have 50 gallons of
preserve gas on hand that I rotate out once a year. I will never lose power.
I really don't think a hand crank will run a fridge. When a fridge or freezer starts, it takes a lot of power. I use the 2300/4600 for that. My 1500
watt wont start the freezer. After the freezer starts up, it will run on 150 watts.
I hope that was helpful