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Old 03-08-2017, 11:03 AM   #1
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How many AMPs are you drawing

Has anybody actually put an AMP meter on the service circuit to see what there unit is actually drawing
just out of curiosity
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:09 AM   #2
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Many members have Progressive EMS units on their service connection. Most all of them provide both voltage an current however it continually changes as items are turned on and off.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:18 AM   #3
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Has anybody actually put an AMP meter on the service circuit to see what there unit is actually drawing
just out of curiosity
Yup... more than 30 if I try to run too much at once.

I have the readout on my EMS and I have a clamp on ammeter. I know my water heater draws 12 or so, fridge is 3, converter is 0-12 depending on battery depletion. Someone posted a table or chart with the various draws measured out on it.

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Old 03-09-2017, 11:07 PM   #4
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How many AMPs are you drawing

I just upgraded my 30 Amp 120 Volt RV to 50 Amp 220 Volt service. I added two $15 meters off Amazon to show the actual load of everything that is drawing power from both legs of the power feed. I mounted them in available space in a kitchen wall. Very interesting to see just exactly what everything is drawing in real time without going outside to look at a surge protector Click image for larger version

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Old 03-10-2017, 01:44 PM   #5
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I just upgraded my 30 Amp 120 Volt RV to 50 Amp 220 Volt service. I added two $15 meters off Amazon to show the actual load of everything that is drawing power from both legs of the power feed.
Could you give us a link to that meter on Amazon?
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:14 PM   #6
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Yup... more than 30 if I try to run too much at once.

I have the readout on my EMS and I have a clamp on ammeter. I know my water heater draws 12 or so, fridge is 3, converter is 0-12 depending on battery depletion. Someone posted a table or chart with the various draws measured out on it.

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Old 03-10-2017, 06:39 PM   #7
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Is muddy talking about 12 volts or 120 volts? For 120 volts most appliances and other devises have a plate listing the draw of the unit. Add 'em up. For 12 volts, hook an ammeter into the hot (+) lead.
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Reminds me the GREEN ACRES Episode "You Can't Plug In A 2 With A 6". Hilarious, but so true.
I have lived in a few places like that...

With a 30 amp system like many RV's have you do have to do some power management. Like no Keurig and blow dryer at the same time.

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Link is to 12V DC meter. One in post is 110AC
I posted wrong one at first. I changed the link to correct it.
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