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Old 06-27-2015, 05:36 PM   #1
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Ac and hair dryer flip breaker

I'm sure this has been addressed somewhere but I am on an iPad and it takes forever and a day to find what I am looking for. Ac with micro or hairdryer flips breaker. I need a why and a fix please

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Old 06-27-2015, 05:38 PM   #2
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What size is your main breaker? 30 amps?
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:06 PM   #3
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If you have a 30 amp unit that is normal.
Turn off AC while using other hi load items like you mentioned.
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Yeah. He's 30amp. But unfortunately, there is no "fix" per say. You could run an extension cord from the camp pedestal or your generator to run your microwave, hair dryer, or other such.

With 30amp service though it's just one of those things that takes a little planning to run high loads.
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:35 PM   #5
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Yep, as other stated you have to keep total wattage under 3600 watts, which equates to 30 amps.

120 volts X 30 amps = 3600 watts.

You might can also get a lower wattage hair dryer, and get by too.

Here are some other threads with links that may help you understand this all better.:

Main Breaker Help Please

tripping circuit breaker w/ electric hot water

Help, no electric!

Possibly a no-brainer, but ....

Breaker keeps tripping
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Old 06-27-2015, 06:47 PM   #6
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:32 PM   #7
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Well, that is not exactly what I wanted to hear. If nothing can be done, I guess I will have to live with it. Thanks everyone for your replies. I was hoping that perhaps we could put in a bigger inverter or something like that.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:37 PM   #8
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We have 50 amp

Can run television, fridge and water heater on elec, A/C , electric skillet all at same time but it will throw the breaker if we turn on toaster too😉.

Just have to learn what to turn on at same time
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If it really cramps your style, a lot of campground power pedestals will also have a standard 3-prong 20amp outlet. You could add a male 3-prong connector to the outside of your rig. Run that to a dedicated outlet inside, then just run an extension cord from the pedestal to your outdoor plug.

That would give you an additional 20amp dedicated outlet to run other loads on. I've seen a number of folks that have done that in order to run their electric heaters or other such.

There is 'always' a work around.
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or just take your hairdryer outside to plug it in
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