Originally Posted by amishgirl
We told the campground that we use very little electric because we have solar on our camper. Sometimes we have to use a little from the grid though. She told us that she had a way to determine how much we would use and be fair, but after being here (2) months she claims we went through the $100 deposit already. One person gave me a link for a meter (portable) which is great, because it is nice to know how much juice you are pulling anyway, just for the heck of it. I want to see how efficient we can be because I am sure in the Spring we are going to come across a time when there will be no electric to plug into. Want to be self-sufficient. This is why we want to be efficient.
FYI - Solar is not helping you at all if you are connected to shore power since the converter will be supplying a higher voltage than the solar charge controller; thus ALL DC usage comes from AC conversion - even inverted power.
Trying to say you have solar is the reason you are using less AC is a bad argument. Anyone who knows about electricity would know you are blowing smoke. Try something else.
The only way that argument will work is to unplug completely from shore power.
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