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Old 04-28-2011, 04:58 PM   #11
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You should unplug the battery and the camper and there should be a little black box thing and if you take that off and take the heating eminent off and take it in to your rv store and get a replacement for it and put It back in and plug back in your battery
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:16 AM   #12
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You should unplug the battery and the camper and there should be a little black box thing and if you take that off and take the heating eminent off and take it in to your rv store and get a replacement for it and put It back in and plug back in your battery
Much cheaper to buy the element at Home Depot or Lowes. It's just a screw in 1500W element used in most residential HWTs.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:00 PM   #13
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Much cheaper to buy the element at Home Depot or Lowes. It's just a screw in 1500W element used in most residential HWTs.
Not so fast.
It's a screw in 120 volt element.
Most home water heaters are 240v.
You can usually find the 120v models at the big stores
but you gotta check the voltage on the box!
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Not so fast.
It's a screw in 120 volt element.
Most home water heaters are 240v.
You can usually find the 120v models at the big stores
but you gotta check the voltage on the box!
Good point. 1500W 120V will work in a 240 v install but a 1500W 240V will blow breakers in a 120V installation.

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either i am reading it wrong or the reply is reversed. the 240 volt element would have a higher resistance to be rated a the same wattage. if u installed the 1500 w 240 element in the 120 v location, it would draw half the current. Watts= Voltage.Current. the breaker wouldn't trip and u wouldn't get enough heat out of it.
they really are inexpensive.
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