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Old 05-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
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Perhaps a silly question about A/C power

My A/C is hardwired in to the roof of the camper and I run a plug from the roof to the outlet on the side of the camper.

Is there any reason that I could not just run an extension cord to the powerbox at the CS if I happen to have an extra 30amp outlet? My thinking is that I would not have to worry about the electrical pull from the A/C when running a coffee pot or keeping the suds cool...

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Old 05-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #2
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as long as your cord is heavy enough to run the distance and run the amps I dont see why not .

you could even use a 30 to 50 adapter and leave the 30 for your camper.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:56 PM   #3
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Wow cool thinking. Next question: would one then require 2 surge protectors?
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Old 05-16-2013, 12:23 AM   #4
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Surge protectors? Awww man! I have to buy those too?!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:57 AM   #5
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By powering the roof mounted AC via the connector provided on the side of your camper, the circuit will be current limited by the breaker in the power panel (I'm guessing 15A?). By powering directly from the pedestal you will be at the mercy of the breakers there. Many pedestals do provide a standard 120V outlet in addition to the 30A and 50A connections. Of the ones I've seen, that standard outlet has a 15A breaker, so you should be OK if you use that one, but if you use an adaptor to connect to the others, there could be safety issues.

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