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Old 03-31-2012, 11:25 PM   #11
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f1100turbo it was not the fact you asked about the 110volts but bush saying to use a welder or dryer outlet that has me concerned.

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Old 03-31-2012, 11:31 PM   #12
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yeah explain that to the wife right !
well lucky enough for him if it was the case the camper connection and the dryer/welder connections are different . he couldn't have done it .
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:42 PM   #13
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Yep, all those electrical engineers tried to foolproof plugging things into the wrong place.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:50 PM   #14
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I know they are all different. That does not mean that a cord could not be made up to plug a 30 amp 110 volt cord into a 220 volt welding outlet. I myself would not do it but a person not knowing the voltage difference might.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:07 AM   #15
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I hope he was just confused and meant that a 110v 15a typical wall outlet in the garage type outlet is "not enough". Even a 20a circuit will only run the 13.5k a/c and that's about it. And, that depends on the guage, and length of the extension cord (if any).

Oh, and lets not forget that if the "home" shore power is GFCI protected, and you plug the trailer (which is also GFCI protected) in to it, one of them (usually the shore circuit) will trip at the slightest variation in current. May not happen right away, or may not happen at all but, is highly possible eventually. I had this happen to me twice at two different locations (a friends GFCI protected garage circuit and my own home's GFCI garage circuit). He's an electrician and told me GFCI,s "don't like each other" when hooked to each other.


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