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Old 10-21-2017, 11:07 AM   #1
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Use of 2507S tv while docked at home using 110 power

I have a question that maybe you electric savvy guys could answer concerning using my tv while docked at home on 110 power with a progressive EMS surge protector. Very simply can I use my tv with this setup without worry of damage ? Thanks for any help, I was told travel trailer tvs are designed for 30 and 50 amp power only.

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Old 10-21-2017, 11:36 AM   #2
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Quick and dirty: Amps and voltage are not the same. If you think of electicity in terms of water in a hose, voltage is the "pressure" of the electricity and amps is the "flow rate" of the electricity.

Your Mini-Lite's shore power is 110VAC (some will say 120VAC - it's "nominal") and you can pull up to 30 amps of that 110VAC before your breaker will trip.

Your TV doesn't care if the 110VAC is coming from your house or a campground pedestal. So go for it.

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Old 10-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thank you Rockfordroo that's was very helpful
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:08 PM   #4
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Possibly the only thing you cannot use in the trailer while hooked (I suspect thru an adapter plug to plug into std house power plug at 15 amps) is the AC unit. The AC will probably trip a breaker in the house as it pulls more than 15 amps at startup. Anything else that is powered by AC or even battery 12 VDC should work just fine.

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Old 10-22-2017, 04:32 PM   #5
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I can run the AC unit and the TV at the same time on my 110/120 volt household electric on a 20 amp breaker without it tripping. If I was going to try to run the microwave oven at the same time, it would trip the breaker.
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