December 9, 2022

The Renegades

Renegades Rich and Trish

Chest Freezer to Fridge Conversion, Super Efficient Solar Powered Off-Grid Refrigerator

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Convert a chest freezer into a super-efficient low-cost refrigerator. A step by step guide. This video shows how we converted a Midea 3.5 Cubic Feet Chest Freezer into a refrigerator that runs completely off solar power. You don’t need a freezer to fridge conversion kit. This freezer to fridge conversion is perfect for RVs, tiny houses, boats, off-grid living, and for anyone who wants to reduce their impact on the environment.

Products featured in the video:
1. Midea 3.5 Cubic Feet Chest Freezer, WHS-129C1:
2. A19AAT Type Cooling Thermostat for Portable Applications:
3. Butyl Seal Tape (Putty Tape):
4. Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel:
5. Cobra CPI 880 800 Watt 12 Volt DC to 120 Volt AC Power Inverter:
6. Helioptrope PV HPV-22B Solar Charge Controller: this item is no longer available, the SolarEpic 40A MPPT Solar Charge Controller is well rated and would be a good choice for a solar array up to 520 watts:

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See our article on this freezer to fridge conversion at For more information on setting up a solar panel charging system, see our article Visit us at for more tips on RVing, RV boondocking, and off-grid living.


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