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Old 12-06-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Amperage Info, anyone?

1. We have a forest river Forester 2011 - 32 ft. Do you know where we can find info on "how much amperage each appliance uses?"

Example: microwave, water heater, tv, air conditioner, furnace, lights, etc.

2. If we use all these appliances in combinations... Would it ever reach 30 amps before it blows a fuse?

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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check this thread

normal appliance amp draws
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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Besides the info in the link above, all your manuals for your various appliances should have a spec page that lists power consumption among other things.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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You can easily reach 30 amps. The a/c, microwave and elec hot water are the largest draws. We run the hot water on propane in the summer or if I'm running a space heater. We rarely use the microwave. Watch hair dryers in combination with any of the above.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:32 PM   #5
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30 amps is not really that much. It shouldn't cause any damage to anything if you overload it as it'll trip the main breaker in the RV, or possibly the breaker feeding the outlet you're plugged into. When that happens you'll have a good idea how much is too much.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:09 PM   #6
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answer to 2

At 30 A for a period of time will trip. Depends on the characteristic of your over current device.

If you run all the devices at once for a period of time you may trip the over current device.
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Old 12-07-2011, 01:00 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone for your info... we'll take all into consideration 🎄
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