Q? - Do I need Electricity to operate a propane refrigerator or freezer? A - N0 - All the brands we carry are independent of electrical power. The ignition is Piezo type which is self powered. Some units have electric power options (heat rod), but the propane operation will operate without electric.
Q? - What is Piezo Ignition? A - This is a self powered sparker type ignition. Same as on most BBQ grills. No electricity required.
Q? - What is a Heat Rod? A - Propane fridges use absorption technology for cooling. This technology requires heat to boil the liquid chemicals inside the sealed system. To take place of the LPG flame, the Heat Rod produces the required heat by using electricity. The heat rod has a very high wattage use. Up to 350 watts. This does not make it solar friendly, although it may be on a solar system or with a generator in emergency such as an empty propane tank.
Q? - Can I lay the refrigerator down to transport it? A - Yes, but you must Burp the unit when you get it to the final destination. Simply put upside down on it's head for at least 30 minutes. Then turn back over right side up for another 30 minutes prior to lighting. When turning, turn from side to side, not front to back. This process will flush the fluid and air back to the proper places. We recommend laying on side while transporting.
Q? - When do I need to defrost my Propane Gas Fridge. A - All propane gas refrigerators are manual defrost. When the absorber fins inside the refrigerator compartment are iced over without space in between, then it is time to defrost. Turning the thermostat down all the way counter clockwise and let it run overnight at this setting will usually defrost the fridge. Then turn the thermostat back to the prior setting.
Q? - Should there be an odor coming from the flue exhaust from my propane gas refrigerator? A - No. The odor is usually from a foul flame - debris in the burner - and the burner and flue needs to be cleaned. See Propane Gas Fridge Care. In some cases with a new fridge being used for the first time, you may encounter an odor for the first day due to residue burning from the coils. If you smell an ammonia smell inside the fridge compartment, freezer compartment, or anywhere around the fridge, then the sealed system may have a leak. Consult your dealer.
Q? - What is Bisque Color? A - The newer generation Almond color for appliances is "Bisque". This color is a few shades lighter than Almond. It is almost an off White or very light Tan color. Below is an example of the approximate shade difference.
Q? - Do the Peerless Premier Ranges operate from Propane (LPG) or Natural Gas? A - All Peerless Premier Ranges are shipped to operate from Natural gas. All the units come with the instructions and parts to convert to Propane (LPG) gas. This is done during the installation process.
Q? - What is Electronic Ignition, Gas Pilot Ignition, and Glow Bar Ignition? A - Peerless Premier offers ranges in both Electronic Ignition and Gas Pilot Ignition. Both systems will operate without electricity.
Electronic Ignition is a very low wattage draw only during the spark phase of the range top burners or oven burner. This system works great for solar systems due to the low wattage draw. The Electronic Ignition type burners can also be lit with a match in the case that no electricity is available. Simply turn the burner to low and light The oven can be lit the same way and will operate normally through the entire cooking process until it is turned off.
Gas Pilot Ignition is the trusty standard standing pilot flame that burners continuously. No electricity is required.
Glow Bar Ignition is used by most (not Peerless Premier) brand name range manufacturers to ignite the oven during the cooking process. The glow bar draws a very high current to ignite the burner which puts a large load on solar systems. This lighting process repeats itself many times during one cooking cycle to control the heat range of the set temperature in the oven. The glow bar system cannot be lit with a match, so the oven is useless without electricity.
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