Originally Posted by Dave T
Sunbeam 1500 hair dryer home/hotel model. You can find them on eBay. My wife has been using this model since one came factory equipped with our first motorhome 10 years ago. I put one on the wall in the bathroom in our 295 GTS.
I wonder how many watts that pulls. Oh, wait... 1500 watts.
1500 watts dry camping is huge. It is also no small pull on hookups.
With Shore Power 1500 Watts equals 12.5 amps or just shy of half your available current in a 30 amp camper. Not only that, but it is typically on a 15 amp breaker. When the Ac kicks in don't be surprised if the pedestal or main breaker trips.
Off an inverter, to get 1500 watts you would need to get 1500 watts divided by 12 volts in amps from your battery (bank) or 125 amps.
A 75 amp hour battery (stock in our 5th Wheel Flagstaff) would last about 4 minutes from full to dead.
1500 watt cappuccino makers (and coffee makers) are also "out" when dry camping for the same reason.
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