@Paul2 anything with long running sensors or computing will require some amount of power to save state - i.e. if you set the time on your electronic watch, you’ll need a battery to keep it’s time. Same thing applies to ‘smart’ appliances. I suspect that’s going on with your refrigerators. This would beyond the typical on-off run cycle that traditional refrigerators have that is managed by a thermostat, that can operate without a power draw. Anyway, I emailed Fisher Paykel and here is their response:
On Feb 2, 2018, at 6:38 AM, Fisher & Paykel Appliances customer.care @fisherpaykel.com wrote:
Thank you for your email. We have discussed with our technical team and they have advised. Yes they will draw that amount of power. However we do have variable speed compressors so internal and external influences can change the power requirements. Most of our ActiveSmart refrigerators draw between 545-585Kwatts per year.
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Sent: 2/02/2018 11:38 AM
Subject: Robert Smith - Product enquiry
First Name: Robert
Last Name: Smith
Country: United States of America
A friend of mine told me his FisherPaykel refrigerator has a constant power draw of 45 watts. Could you confirm whether some of your models, particularly those with ActiveSmart, will draw that power constantly? I’m wondering for power consumption calculation.