Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-29-2021, 01:46 PM   #1
Norwood Auto Italia
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Montana & TX
Posts: 970
Isata 5 wiring/current limitation?

From the FB page - a question was asked as to whether 2 X 1500 watt heaters can be connected to the 15 amp sockets without tripping the Gfi?

Anyone attempted this? I don't believe it can be done because both 15 amp sockets feed through a single 20 amp Gfi and show up on Leg 1 of the Firefly panel?

Is there a way to get access to the unused Leg 2 when there is 50 Amp/generator power and the AC or Heat Pumps are not running? I do not think so from my reading of the wiring diagram but ....
__________________
2000 Sportsmobile E350 EB
2006 Renegade/Peterbilt K1854 and T1220
2021 Isata 5 28SS Explorer
vlamgat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 02:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 189
Quote:
Originally Posted by vlamgat View Post
From the FB page - a question was asked as to whether 2 X 1500 watt heaters can be connected to the 15 amp sockets without tripping the Gfi?

Anyone attempted this? I don't believe it can be done because both 15 amp sockets feed through a single 20 amp Gfi and show up on Leg 1 of the Firefly panel?

Is there a way to get access to the unused Leg 2 when there is 50 Amp/generator power and the AC or Heat Pumps are not running? I do not think so from my reading of the wiring diagram but ....
Add a breaker on leg 2 and wire an outlet from it. I plan to do exactly that with a 30amp socket and breaker so I could export power to a 30amp RV if need be (such as my in-laws traveling with us in their RV) as well as some other outlets on the inverted side as well for other purposes.
Phreak480 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 02:47 PM   #3
Norwood Auto Italia
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Montana & TX
Posts: 970
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phreak480 View Post
Add a breaker on leg 2 and wire an outlet from it. I plan to do exactly that with a 30amp socket and breaker so I could export power to a 30amp RV if need be (such as my in-laws traveling with us in their RV) as well as some other outlets on the inverted side as well for other purposes.
What about the Gfi, is it isolated from Leg 2?
__________________
2000 Sportsmobile E350 EB
2006 Renegade/Peterbilt K1854 and T1220
2021 Isata 5 28SS Explorer
vlamgat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2021, 08:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Desert Boat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Fort Mill SC
Posts: 228
Per the "standard" Isata 5 120 V diagram, all the domestic 120V service comes through the inverter, which is on leg 1, so that provides a hard 30 amp limit on those items.

But some 28ss (I believe this includes your coach) have a separate breaker on line 2 for the outside kitchen stove. So the FB OP could add a breaker feeding a separate outlet from leg 2. This diagram shows that configuration.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2021-11-29 at 8.00.27 PM.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	257.5 KB
ID:	266243  
__________________
2021 Isata 5 28ss 4x2 / 2020 JLU Rubicon
Prior: 2016 Lance 1995 / Ram 1500 Eco Diesel
2012 Lance 1575 / 2015 Jeep JKU Rubicon
Desert Boat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
wiring

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.