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Old 05-18-2012, 09:59 PM   #1
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Dose the TT need to be connected to 30 amp to run AC or will it run plugged into a regular 110 outlet from home?
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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13.5K or 15K AC unit? (13.5 maybe - 15K probably not)

You could try it - worse it does is pop the breaker - just dont try to restart the AC right away if the breaker pops.
I would plug the trailer in and let it charge the battery first so the converter doesnt draw more since it would be charging the battery versus trickle charging the battery

it would need to be on a 30 am circuit if you plan on running the TV and a bunch of accessories

depends on what amperage breaker you have it on - AC probably draws 12 to 15 amps on startup
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I would turn off the breakers inside the camper off and only turn the AC Breaker on - to make sure nothing else is drawing.
Make sure you also use a large enough cord or get the ends that will convert your 30 amp cord to 110 plug
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:13 PM   #4
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The 13.5 on my current trailer and my past 2 trailers will run off a 20 amp circut at home with no problem Once the AC has started I have run the microwave as well.
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advise everyone. The reason I'm asking is we are taking the camper to the beach and I will only have access to 110. We won't really be using anything else in the camper it's going to just be for extra sleeping room cause the house isn't big enough for everyone.
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unless you're in Florida, why would you need a/c at the beach?
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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Mine runs fine as long as the water heater isn't on electric.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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If your AC is 13.5 BTU/Hr then you should be able to run from 20 amp service just fine. Make sure you have a hard start capacitor on the AC and make sure your water heater is is switched off for elec.

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Bikendan:Summers in July up in New England get quite humid even on the beach.
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agree with BicycleMark, if it's a 13.5k a/c, then a 20amp should run it, as long as the WH and fridge are on propane, not electric.
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