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Old 09-24-2014, 01:48 PM   #11
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I ran a 13.5K a/c on it's own 15A plug with no problems. A 13.5K only draws like 12.8 amps, and with the cycling of the compressor it shouldn't ever cause a problem IMHO.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:12 PM   #12
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You could also install a soft start kit on the compressor to lighten the start up load which keeps your max amp draw down in line with the running amps.

I had also made up a short extension cord that had the 20 amp female end on one side and a 15 amp male end on the other for being able to use the 20 amp line on a 15 amp outlet. While it is not the recommended way to do things, it did work the few times I needed it.
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:00 PM   #13
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I ran a 13.5K a/c on it's own 15A plug with no problems. A 13.5K only draws like 12.8 amps, and with the cycling of the compressor it shouldn't ever cause a problem IMHO.

I can so the same, but the problem comes when the campground voltage drops, and now you're drawing a full 15amps. Then add to that a typical smaller gauge 15 amp cord and something is liable to get hot. Take all risk out and do the 30amp hookup.


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We installed a third in our garage with a heat strip. 30amp plug. Ran the channel for the cord down the wall after fishing it across the ceiling. Put a twist and lock connection. I can take pictures if you would like but it will be a few days
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Would like to see pictures if you can provide them
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:33 AM   #16
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I can so the same, but the problem comes when the campground voltage drops, and now you're drawing a full 15amps. Then add to that a typical smaller gauge 15 amp cord and something is liable to get hot. Take all risk out and do the 30amp hookup.


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I ran 10Ga. wire to from my junction box I installed under the camper to the A/C unit. And a 12ga. extension cord to the unit. The only thing that was rated at 15A was the plugs I used on the ends. I compared the dimensions of the 15A plug to the 20A plug my local hardware store sells and found no difference in thickness or width. Only difference I could find was one of the conductors was oriented sideways.
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