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Old 04-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #21
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Our current trailer is the first trailer we have owned that has a water heater that is both electric & propane..... I tend to leave it on gas just habit... It uses so little gas that I don't tend to think about it. If it were not for the furnace just using gas for the stove, grill, oven & water heater I usually only refill the tanks once a season.... Didn't think about the 30A service think I may just leave it on gas......

Found out today with my EMS panel meter that when in electric mode my 10 gal DSI water heater draws 11-12 amps.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:36 AM   #22
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Found out today with my EMS panel meter that when in electric mode my 10 gal DSI water heater draws 11-12 amps.
whoa. I had no idea it would be that high!
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:45 AM   #23
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whoa. I had no idea it would be that high!
Me either but after I showered last night it kicked on again"electric" only and was 12 amps draw according to the EMS Led panel.
Converter was drawing one amp before that.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:50 AM   #24
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When it warms up here next week I'm going to go through all my device's and chart there amp usage so I have a guide as to what all my things run for gennie use.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:56 AM   #25
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Me either but after I showered last night it kicked on again"electric" only and was 12 amps draw according to the EMS Led panel.
Converter was drawing one amp before that.
Wow, that's efficient! Imagine a home water heater drawing 90 amps? (10X larger) Maybe time to locate a close by supplier of propane who delivers......
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #26
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Wow, that's efficient! Imagine a home water heater drawing 90 amps? (10X larger) Maybe time to locate a close by supplier of propane who delivers......
I have a 1000 gallon tank full on site.
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I always use both, but remember to switch the electric off before you plug the trailer in at the post so you don't get arcing,
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I always use both, but remember to switch the electric off before you plug the trailer in at the post so you don't get arcing,
With an Ems system you don't have to worry about that.
As there is a delay after plugging cord in before power is applied to the camper.
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I always use both, but remember to switch the electric off before you plug the trailer in at the post so you don't get arcing,
I was told a long time ago to turn off the breaker at the post before plugging in.

Would that prevent this arcing?
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I was told a long time ago to turn off the breaker at the post before plugging in.

Would that prevent this arcing?
Yes, turning off breaker at the post is recommended practice. I turn off before I unplug as well.

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