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Proof read... if that's all we have to worry about right now l would say we or in fairly good shape.

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

I have owned this 50A AutoFormer since 2011, works well. I have done this type of install on two DRV's with same AF.

If it ever goes bad I simply would unplug and connect the cord caps.

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We have the 30amp version and in parks with marginal voltage, it has really helped.

Even if the park voltage is 105v and technically within spec for the air/con, I am much happier with it boosted north of 115v.

This may be your first experience but it's a common problem at RV parks during peak periods. Harping on the park owner is unlikely to do anything. It can easily run into the 10s of thousands of dollars to address the issue which may only happen a handful of days per year.

PS: Also get a voltage monitor you can see inside, so if voltage gets too low, you can turn off the air/con before burning it out. Under $10 you can get one that plugs into an outlet and provides constant readings.


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Thanks a lot for every ones help and input l will be getting me one hopefully this week. Thanks a lot 're

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One more thing how or those hooked up. Is at the power supply or inside camper. Talking about the booster.

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rayroof10 wrote:

One more thing how or those hooked up. Is at the power supply or inside camper. Talking about the booster.


You can hook up the Hughes at the pedestal, but it's much safer to use a cord from the pedestal to the Autoformer in the pass-through, then another cord from the box to the coach plug.

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One more thing how or those hooked up. Is at the power supply or inside camper. Talking about the booster.


It should be FIRST in line! Preferably locked inside the RV, people like to take then.


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laknox wrote:

rayroof10 wrote:

One more thing how or those hooked up. Is at the power supply or inside camper. Talking about the booster.


You can hook up the Hughes at the pedestal, but it's much safer to use a cord from the pedestal to the Autoformer in the pass-through, then another cord from the box to the coach plug.

Lyle


You don't want to use extra cords if you can avoid it. Voltage drops as a function of cable length, so longer cabling runs and extra connections eat up voltage and at high amps, connections are a potential point of failure.

If you put it inside a hatch, make sure there is an air space around it (don't pile stuff on it), so that the heat can dissipate. If you do put it inside, best to hard wire it into the panel.

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valhalla360 wrote:

laknox wrote:

rayroof10 wrote:

One more thing how or those hooked up. Is at the power supply or inside camper. Talking about the booster.


You can hook up the Hughes at the pedestal, but it's much safer to use a cord from the pedestal to the Autoformer in the pass-through, then another cord from the box to the coach plug.

Lyle


You don't want to use extra cords if you can avoid it. Voltage drops as a function of cable length, so longer cabling runs and extra connections eat up voltage and at high amps, connections are a potential point of failure.

If you put it inside a hatch, make sure there is an air space around it (don't pile stuff on it), so that the heat can dissipate. If you do put it inside, best to hard wire it into the panel.


So based on my pic above did I pass or fail?

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Did good thanks for your help.

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rayroof10 wrote:

Did good thanks for your help.


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