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Old 05-01-2018, 04:58 PM   #21
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Let's all please try to use proper electric language. A breaker does not "Throw". It "Trips". Newbies that read these threads need to understand the language. Also, the EMS will not trip a breaker as posted above. It is not capable of doing that. What it will do is prevent the electric from passing thru it if the voltage is not within its protective range 104 to 132 I believe. Old man's memory. Once the voltage is wiithin range it will allow the electricity to flow.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:04 PM   #22
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Let's all please try to use proper electric language. A breaker does not "Throw". It "Trips". Newbies that read these threads need to understand the language. Also, the EMS will not trip a breaker as posted above. It is not capable of doing that. What it will do is prevent the electric from passing thru it if the voltage is not within its protective range 104 to 132 I believe. Old man's memory. Once the voltage is wiithin range it will allow the electricity to flow.
X2. This isn't a subject where you can be loose with your words. Confusing at the least, might get someone hurt at worst.
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Actually, I was not implying the EMS would trip a breaker but I re-worded it so its easier to understand. Also the ONLY reason I said throw instead of trip, which I put in quotations, is because the OP had posted it that way and it was not my intention to correct him since somebody else already did. Just trying to help a new guy out. He has the same unit I do so I have a good understanding of the amp draw he may experience. Hope the edited post is easier for everybody to understand and meets with everybody's approval.
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:53 PM   #24
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this is the second poster to throw breakers in2 days I just felt it is nessasery for newbies to learn the language.
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I agree. Surprised nobody caught the terminology "hot" water heater
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Seriously folks, cut the new guys a break. Everyone is not a "retired master electrician" and should not expect new members to have read the hundreds of posts that many of us have. Let's just try to help them find a solution and feel welcome to return to the forum for information.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:43 PM   #27
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Seriously folks, cut the new guys a break. Everyone is not a "retired master electrician" and should not expect new members to have read the hundreds of posts that many of us have. Let's just try to help them find a solution and feel welcome to return to the forum for information.
if the language isn't pointed out to the newbies how are they expected to learn i read a post last week that not only had bad language but no periods between sentences and no capital letters
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I agree. Surprised nobody caught the terminology "hot" water heater
that's not gonna change in our lifetime.
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Two of our previous units were 30 amp. We learned early on to run the fridge and water heater on propane, neither use a huge amount of gas. Running the air conditioner, microwave and converter do play nice in that situation but throw a hair drier into the mix and all bets are off. Not too likely all four will be on at the same time. Good luck. We now have a 50 amp RV and still have to be conservative when plugged into a 30 amp pedestal.
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50 amp

We also have a 3010ds and yes, you do have to limit your use of "high amp" devices at one time. It's possible to get into a lot of detail and add up all of the specific amps being used by each device.

But, we try to keep in simple.....in general don't worry about lights, fridge, tv, fans, propane furnace, water heater on propane, etc.....

Beyond that you can use any two of the following concurrently without worrying much about tripping breakers. You might be able to use 3 in certain cases but stick with 2 and you are generally ok 99 % of the time. Of course, there are exceptions but, again, just keeping it simple.

AC, microwave, electric water heater, hair dryer, electric coffee maker, electric space heater, electric frying pan
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I agree. Surprised nobody caught the terminology "hot" water heater
I see this all the time but the terminology is technically correct. The temp one considers to be "hot" is relative. When is water hot? 110 degrees? 115 degrees?

If it's already considered to be hot at 110 degrees and you heat up to 120 degrees, you are literally heating "hot" water.
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... and yes, you do have to limit your use of "high amp" devices at one time. It's possible to get into a lot of detail and add up all of the specific amps being used by each device.
I noticed this 'warning notice' on the tag of a 50a to 30a adapter hanging on the shelf in Walmart.... I guess now we're all on NOTICE!
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