Originally Posted by thecampingcat
Greetings! Will I be OK running my AC on my Greyhawk in my dads driveway in florida on his house current. 15amp with a 10 gauge ext cord for one week. At Home i hsve a custom 30 amp hookup on 110. Any thoughts. I know its not ideal for AC motor but cant leave pets withoit acThanks!
It depends upon many things the first being how big the A/C unit is.
Are there any other loads on the receptacle circuit you plan to use? Other loads are not a good thing.
A solid 120 volt system voltage helps.
If the wire run from the power panel to the 15 amp receptacle is short then that is in your favor. Using a heavy duty cord as you mention is a good thing. It is best to use as short a cord as possible. A dog bone adapter configuration using no extension cord is probably best.
The issue is likely going to be the power pulled during start-up. The A/C unit will pull very high loads as the compressor motor works to get up to speed. If you get past the start-up current issues you're probably be fine with running current.
Once your A/C unit is running for a time check the temperature of the breaker with the back of your finger. If it is just warm you're ok. If it is hot you may be pushing things a bit too far.