wiring a fridge on a fridge slide

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How does anyone with a fridge slide keep the power cable out of the way when opening and closing the slide?.

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Reply By: Member - Paul P (Bris) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:36

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:36

If you have a cargo barrier loop the fridge leed from the barrier and then to the fridge, with enough slack to allow the fridge to slide. Basically keep the lead high.


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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:42

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:42
I placed my lead in split tubing to give it a bit more protection. I have the cable slack so that when you close the fride slide it slides over the slack so when it's closed the excess is under the slide.

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Reply By: GazzaS (VIC) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:49

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 20:49
I cable tied the lead to some shock chord, tied one end of the shock chord to the cargo barrier and when I put the fridge in hook the other end to the slide. this way the shock chord retracts the lead so it is always out of the way.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:03

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:03

I have my fridge on a home made slide in a home made storage system.
The way I keep the cable from getting run over when the fridge is retracted is I have a length of wire running on top of the fridge compartment in the storage system.

The wire is stretched so that it is just above the fridge and the cable for the fridge is attached to the wire via key rings.The wire is fixed to the front and the back of the fridge compartment.
As the fridge is pulled out the cable runs along the wire up out of the way of the fridge. When the fridge is closed the cable is concertinaed back. The loop of the cable is short enough to not foul the runners.

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Reply By: Laura B - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:30

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:30
THought it'd be a good read.....

our fridge just sits on top of our home made slide and is starpped in by the handles down the slide.....

as for the wiring....dunno....its just out of the way!! we have a twin outlet right beside the fridge so the wiring doesnt have to go far at all.....never thought about it really...Nathan does that part of the packing!!LOL!!

Laura B
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Reply By: Derek from Affordable Batteries & Radiators - Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:54

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2006 at 21:54
It depends on the slide but if you have space between the slide and the floor or drawer loop the cable in split tube under the slide so that it curls as you push the slide in and out.

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Reply By: Crackles - Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:15

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2006 at 17:15
I just loop some slack under the fridge & have never had an issue but I have seen a special plastic chain link arrangement that holds hoses or cables without kinking them on several camper trailers. (looks a bit like a catapiller) Check at a caravan assessory shop.
Cheers Craig.............
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