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).
Important: The opinions expressed here are
those of the individual contributors to this page, and not those of
the Catalina 34 National Association or Catalina Yachts, Inc.
Additionally, this material has not been reviewed by Catalina
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suggested modifications or upgrades. Please obtain assistance from a
competent marine mechanic or boatyard prior to making any
significant modifications to your vessel.