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Old 09-17-2016, 08:19 PM   #1
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OK to use household power?

When I plug my fifth wheel into my household current (120v 15amp) will it charge my battery? I lease so I don't have the option to change the outlet in the garage. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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Definitely. I plug mine in to cool the fridge down before we load it for a trip.


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Yes , It should be fine just do not try to run the AC.


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Old 09-17-2016, 08:36 PM   #4
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Yes you can use 15 amp service to charge your battery. When you first connect the 120 volt supply, the battery charger will usually draw the most current. After a few hours (as the battery becomes mostly charged), the current draw will decrease. I suggest not trying to run the fridge on 120 volts for those first few hours, because you may draw too much current for both it and the charger.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:58 PM   #5
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neither the fridge or charging of batteries uses much power at all. Mine stays plugged in all camping season. Never draws more than 3 amps
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Yes , It should be fine just do not try to run the AC.


I have not had any issue running my 13,500 BTU ac on my 15 amp circuit on a 100 foot extension cord.
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neither the fridge or charging of batteries uses much power at all. Mine stays plugged in all camping season. Never draws more than 3 amps
Yes, when plugged in with fridge running and converter keeping battery charged I see an average of 3 amps draw.
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I have not had any issue running my 13,500 BTU ac on my 15 amp circuit on a 100 foot extension cord.
You will. It is hard on the compressor running low voltage
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You will. It is hard on the compressor running low voltage
No doubt. Lots of voltage lost through that long of a small cord. Just because it's running now doesn't mean it's OK.
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One thing I have not seen mentioned is yes your house current will supply power to run the converter to charge the batteries provided your (if you have it) battery disconnect is in the connected position.
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