I’m wondering if anyone on here has any experience with using a Yeti to power an electric fridge or has a good understanding of its built in protections.
I have a lead acid Yeti 400 and CFX3 45. For some reason, the 12v cigarette outlet on the yeti will intermittently shut off and power down the fridge. However, the 6mm 12v outlets will remain active. Turning off the outlets for a few moments seems to reset the system and the fridge will run again. I tried using a 6mm to cigarette adapter with the same result. The outlet the fridge is plugged into will shut off, but the other two will remain active.
Goal Zero says the 12v outlets are rated to handle 10amps and the fridge shutting off doesn’t seem related to charge level so I don’t think its a voltage issue. Plus, it’s happened during the day while I’m getting 60-70 watts of input from the solar panel. The most I’ve seen the fridge pull is about 4amps and I don’t have any other accessories pulling power from those outlets.
My understanding of electricity is pretty rudimentary so I don’t know if there’s some factor I’m overlooking or what but any advice or help would be appreciated. Thanks!