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Old 06-28-2015, 01:06 PM   #1
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what items can be used while AC is running at campsite .

Can someone please help me out on this. What items can be used while at a campsite when the AC is running. Example: Can you use microwave, hairdryer and other electrical appliances? I don't mean all at the same time, just one or two.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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What size supply do you have? 30 or 50 amps

Just add the amps draw and do not go over your max allowable main breaker rating.

normal appliance amp draws
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30 amp?
With A/C

No hair dryer, no micro.
Coffee pot perhaps.
Electric frying pan maybe

Kind of sure you can use chop sticks but I forget how many amps they pull...
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:14 PM   #4
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It going to depend on if you have 50 amp or 30 amp? I'll attach a chart to show you what each things pull in amps.
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Can someone please help me out on this. What items can be used while at a campsite when the AC is running. Example: Can you use microwave, hairdryer and other electrical appliances? I don't mean all at the same time, just one or two.
we used the AC and Microwave both at same time, was not an issue for our 30A unit

BTW Chopsticks run well on caffeine
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we used the AC and Microwave both at same time, was not an issue for our 30A unit
It's doable some times. Running, the A/C's probably pulling 1500-2000w, tack on 1000w for a standard MW. 3000w +/- with 600watts to spare an 30A. You just don't want your converter to be charging or have the WH kick on. Timing is everything.
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Old 06-28-2015, 11:56 PM   #7
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we used the AC and Microwave both at same time, was not an issue for our 30A unit

Same here....as long as water heater is on propane and no one cranks up the electric skillet or hair dryer!!!

We find we can run any 2 large power items (ac, microwave, elec skillet, hair dryer, elec water heater) along with several smaller use items. (Lights, fans TV). As soon as you add that third high use item, she pops a breaker.
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Don't Blow your Breaker

30 amp or 50 amp? Note attached AMP Chart. This will give you an idea as to what you can run.
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Never had an issue with the AC blowing anything out. However, The toaster oven and electric griddle running together get it every time, but only blows out the kitchen, if I move the griddle I'm good. lesson learned.
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Buy a plug in voltmeter, stick it in an outlet you would have to look at all the time. Pay attention to what it tells you

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