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Old 09-04-2012, 11:26 PM   #11
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That sounds good, but in my case I was at my deer lease and we have 6 brand new 30A plugs for campers and only two were being used.
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:38 PM   #12
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Amp draw
AC 12 to 16 amps
WH 9 to 13 amps
Fridge 5 to 8 amps
Con. 1 to 8 amps
If your AC is drawing 16 amps and each fridge is drawing 8 amps you are over the 30 amps needed. You might have to run your main fridge on propane to keep the amp draw below 30 amps. Not every situation is caused by low voltage.
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Old 09-05-2012, 12:20 AM   #13
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Could also be a combination of "lower" voltage and power usage.
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try limiting your ac usage by the house frig working on propane and making sure your water heater is on propane. You are at the upper limit of your 30 amp system and if the voltage drops into the lower useable range 106-109 your accessories draw more current.
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The campground that I'm "full timing" in has issues with "low voltage". The other night it was dropping down to 106V
So I'm running the fridge on gas, then the WH on gas only when needed.
I try to keep any addition 110V items to a minimum. Phone, laptop chargers, ect... I keep the flat screen TV unplugged as well.
A must though is my coffee maker, and it is the biggest draw next to the AC.
The new owner is in the process of laying new electrical lines as well as installing new electrical posts. The row that I'm in is next. He hunted down and found the problem in the row that I'm in. The old aluminum wiring is brittle and the wiring had broke off at a connection.

My newest concern is how hot the outside wall above the HW exhaust vent gets. Got to make me a "deflector" out of thin metal ASAP
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The campground that I'm "full timing" in has issues with "low voltage". The other night it was dropping down to 106V
So I'm running the fridge on gas, then the WH on gas only when needed.
I try to keep any addition 110V items to a minimum. Phone, laptop chargers, ect... I keep the flat screen TV unplugged as well.
A must though is my coffee maker, and it is the biggest draw next to the AC.
The new owner is in the process of laying new electrical lines as well as installing new electrical posts. The row that I'm in is next. He hunted down and found the problem in the row that I'm in. The old aluminum wiring is brittle and the wiring had broke off at a connection.

My newest concern is how hot the outside wall above the HW exhaust vent gets. Got to make me a "deflector" out of thin metal ASAP
You might want to put an Autotransformer on your "Holiday List" and stay "Good."
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #17
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You might want to put an Autotransformer on your "Holiday List" and stay "Good."
I'll check into that!
I'm all for anything that will improve my living in the RockWood.
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I'll check into that!
I'm all for anything that will improve my living in the RockWood.
I recommend this one as I have had good experiences with it and its inventor.
Franks Autotransformers

Voltage Booster
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #19
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As voltage is reduced from heavy usage in park your amperage goes up in oposite and equal proportion. So yes that can easily trip your 20 or 30 amp breakers quickly.
For devices with motors, like A/C and Compressor fridges, this is
true, But for resistance-only devices, like the heating element in
an ammonia fridge, NOT true - current drops.........

Ohms Law E=I X R
And that's EXACTLY why the current drops in resistance only devices
as the voltage drops.
{For an equation to be true, both sides must balance. When E drops,
either I or R - or both - must also drop.}
Please don't confuse the concept of Back EMF(motors) with resistance.

You have your AC on and you have 2 refrigerators?


Sorry but I must ask if the 2 fridges are built in or ?

Sounds like a lot..............
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Turbo, Jasper, I moved your discussion here: Air Conditioner Trips GFI Breaker
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