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Terryallan

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Posted: 09/18/20 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Will my house current run my AC? Answered again for me just a few minutes ago.
Because you see when you forget to turn the AC off at the CG, and then a couple weeks later you need to cool the fridge. So you plug into the house. the AC instantly starts. It didn't hesitate, it didn't struggle. Just BAM and it was running full speed.

So yeah. the house current will run the AC. I already knew that. BTW. I've done it for 20 years on 3 different campers.


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Terryallan wrote:

Will my house current run my AC? Answered again for me just a few minutes ago.
Because you see when you forget to turn the AC off at the CG, and then a couple weeks later you need to cool the fridge. So you plug into the house. the AC instantly starts. It didn't hesitate, it didn't struggle. Just BAM and it was running full speed.

So yeah. the house current will run the AC. I already knew that. BTW. I've done it for 20 years on 3 different campers.


So you are the guy that is destroying all those campground outlets?





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Ah senility. Every few minutes it's a whole new world.

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Posted: 09/18/20 04:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Details
A/C Unit...13.5K or 15K
House outlet....20/15A, 30A etc
Converter ON...battery charging
Other trailer AC Loads

AC Voltage


Is it time for your medication or mine?


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Twenty years of RVing. That’s amazing.


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Old-Biscuit wrote:

Details
A/C Unit...13.5K or 15K
House outlet....20/15A, 30A etc
Converter ON...battery charging
Other trailer AC Loads

AC Voltage


yer takin all the fun out of it,,,,
next we would have heard he was chargin his tesla, an runnin an electric smoker off the same 20 amp plug!!!!!!!!
what a spoilsport.

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Posted: 09/18/20 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can’t resist staying current on voltage issues. Watt a guy I am.


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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Details
A/C Unit...13.5K or 15K
House outlet....20/15A, 30A etc
Converter ON...battery charging
Other trailer AC Loads

AC Voltage


yer takin all the fun out of it,,,,
next we would have heard he was chargin his tesla, an runnin an electric smoker off the same 20 amp plug!!!!!!!!
what a spoilsport.

Yeah....or a 15 amp....but the devil is always in the details.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

wanderingaimlessly wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Details
A/C Unit...13.5K or 15K
House outlet....20/15A, 30A etc
Converter ON...battery charging
Other trailer AC Loads

AC Voltage


yer takin all the fun out of it,,,,
next we would have heard he was chargin his tesla, an runnin an electric smoker off the same 20 amp plug!!!!!!!!
what a spoilsport.

Yeah....or a 15 amp....but the devil is always in the details.


And 90 feet from the electric service panel.

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rexlion, notice that Terry succeeded in running the a/c at ohm. Resistance is futile.

And Terry, I am glad that worked out for you. The first time I tried running the trailer a/c at home, the circuit breaker in the house blew. I upgraded the circuit. Then I tried again and the extension cord got very hot. I upgraded from an ordinary extension cord to a heavy duty cord.

That worked just fine.

Moral of the story: my guess is that you know more about electricity than I do. But to anyone reading this who is not an expert, it is a good idea to check that your home circuit is up to the task and that you have a sufficiently beefy extension cord.


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