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Old 08-22-2011, 11:43 AM   #11
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Also you should see between 115 to 120 .
Anything less than 110 is bad news
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:10 PM   #12
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[QUOTE=donn;126846]HUMMM lets see, AC=20 amps
Microwave=10 amps
Converter= 5-15 amps
Water Heater= 15 amps
Where is the problem?
Too much amperage draw not enough amps.


Are we sure the hot water heater was even on? Or on gas?
and the converter was at max output?
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:46 PM   #13
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HUMMM lets see, AC=20 amps
Microwave=10 amps
Converter= 5-15 amps
Water Heater= 15 amps
Where is the problem?
Too much amperage draw not enough available amps.
If the A/c is in fact drawing a measured 20 and the water heater a measured 15, you'd be correct. This is what I need to verify. I'll also check the voltage here.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:49 PM   #14
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The AC was on, and as soon as I turned the electric water heater on the outside breaker popped. This happened two times in the last two days at two separate campgrounds.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:55 PM   #15
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hmmmm .... so just the ac and the electric water heater . not including the converter amps which is always an unknown because it can vary minute to minute.
ive had my a/c on, outside fridge , inside fridge, converter and electric water heater on and never blown ?
im at a loss .
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:13 PM   #16
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The AC was on, and as soon as I turned the electric water heater on the outside breaker popped. This happened two times in the last two days at two separate campgrounds.
Have you tried turning on the water heater without the AC running? Possibly you have a dead short in the water heater if the breaker trips just with the water heater on. There isn't any problem when the AC is running alone. Just a possibility it's in the water heater.
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:16 PM   #17
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Yeah sorry I thought your internal breakers were popping.
not the camp grounds sorry.
Yes sounds like element might be shorted for water heater
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Old 08-22-2011, 01:21 PM   #18
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hmmmm .... so just the ac and the electric water heater . not including the converter amps which is always an unknown because it can vary minute to minute.
ive had my a/c on, outside fridge , inside fridge, converter and electric water heater on and never blown ?
im at a loss .
Isnt the converter always on? I don't know of a way to shut it off. Doesn't it have to be on for the 12v lights or other 12v items? I'm not an electrician so please excuse my ignorance...
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Old 08-22-2011, 03:03 PM   #19
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It is unless ur unplugged.

Waterheater and air/c both run abt 12 amps. If it is the campground service tripping. Even with those numbers, u r at the limit. Could try switching hw to gas.
i probably got away with it because the hw heater didnt try and come on when the microwave was in use.
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HUMMM lets see, AC=20 amps
Microwave=10 amps
Converter= 5-15 amps
Water Heater= 15 amps
Where is the problem?
Too much amperage draw not enough available amps.
Just so you know a 13500 btu air conditioner is 16 amp start 13 amp running
converter Max is 8 amps
Microwave Max 13 amps
fridge in ac mode Max 8 amps
Hot water heater Max 13 amps
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