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Old 09-10-2015, 12:06 PM   #1
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50 amp distribution panels (pics wanted)

As a site team member, I probably read more threads than I should.

I keep reading in many threads, comments from many members that 50 amp RV's usually just ONLY have the second air conditioner wired on the L2 side, thus everything else is on the L1 side by default.

From all the pics I have posted of 50 amp distribution panels inside the RV's in helping members, I haven't seen this to ever really be the case....especially since you want load balancing. I usually see the electric loads split pretty evenly between the L1 and L2 sides...... but not having a 50 amp service, would like to confirm this. Can/would members with 50 amp RV's please post pics of their distribution panels. This should show really what is on each side like this empty one below:



I just want to confirm that the breakers/loads are pretty well split between the L1 and L2......and not just a second air-conditioner only on the L2 side as I am reading from members postings..... or if the RV's are more heavily loaded on one leg.

Thank You for your time.
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:32 PM   #2
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Here's a pic of the one in my 2013 CC Silverback 29RL.

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I don't know how to get a picture uploaded but mine are balanced
leg 1:
receptacles in dining room slide out and outside (rarely used)
rear a/c
water heater
washer prep (do not use)
refrigerator
dryer prep (do not use)


leg 2:
stereo / dvd / satellite receiver and controls
microwave
kitchen GFI outlets (used for Keurig)
front a/c
converter
fireplace (not used when a/c running and vice versa)
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Thanks so much for that pic Bob. That's what I am used to seeing, with the loads being split pretty even between the legs. 4 circuit breakers on one leg, and 5 circuit breakers on the other leg in your case.

Can everyone please post more to verify?
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:44 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CHICKDOE View Post
I don't know how to get a picture uploaded but mine are balanced
leg 1:
receptacles in dining room slide out and outside (rarely used)
rear a/c
water heater
washer prep (do not use)
refrigerator
dryer prep (do not use)


leg 2:
stereo / dvd / satellite receiver and controls
microwave
kitchen GFI outlets (used for Keurig)
front a/c
converter
fireplace (not used when a/c running and vice versa)
Thank You so much, CHICKDOE. It's greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-11-2015, 02:29 PM   #6
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Interesting question wmtire... I'll be looking at mine this weekend when I bring it home from the storage lot.

I see Oakman's panel some devices one leg that could all be in use at the same time and none on the other leg?!?!

If your usage (added to the others in the campground) causes an imbalance shouldn't the neutral even things out????

This also reinforces my opinion the importance of a quality EMS.
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2 curcuit breaker over from the second a/c breaker is another 20 labeled fp
Help me on that one.

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Two pics of the same thing. One dark and one light. We don't have a "gen".

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Thanks for this, as it reinforces that there is more than just the second air conditioner on the other leg in these 50 amp RV's.
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Old 09-11-2015, 03:58 PM   #10
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