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Old 10-22-2014, 10:55 PM   #1
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Mystery of the half outlet.

So I bought a used 2014 30 DS. Inside the kitchen tv panel I find the tv plugged into a single plate with only one plug slot in it. Same thing for the microwave. At first I thought they were limiting current to keep from popping a breaker. But I read some where these AC outlets are all daisy chained. So why the half outlet? And if I replace them with doubles?

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Old 10-23-2014, 12:37 AM   #2
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My TT had that for the microwave. In areas that only need one outlet (Microwave outlets are usually hidden in a cabinet, your TV outlet might just be inconvenient to plug anything else into.) they use those because frankly, they're cheaper especially in the bulk packs manufacturers buy.

You should be able to easily swap them for regular two outlet versions.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:59 AM   #3
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How many amps are the 120volt lines in your trailer? Does the manufacturer do this so someone doesn't try to simultaneously run a microwave AND toaster on the one line?
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:01 AM   #4
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This eliminates the possibility of another item being plugged into the same circuit and either drawing needed power away from the primary equipment or overloading the circuit. Overloaded circuits can flip breakers, blow fuses, and even cause minor fires.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:29 AM   #5
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Microwave is on its own circuit. TV is not.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:59 AM   #6
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Interesting and makes sense the micro is in its own. But the tv outlet seems odd. My 2009 Forest River TT had a full outlet at the microwave cabinet and a full outlet at the tv station. . I'll get under and start tracing wires. Although I've found great diagrams on this forum for FR3 nothing so far on AC wiring. I'll make my own. Assuming the tv outlet is daisy chained ill replace that one so I an plug in my Dish receiver.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:21 PM   #7
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Back in the day, they only used the "single outlets" for the fridge to plug into behind the exterior vent cover. Never knew of using them in the interior.

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