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Old 08-05-2015, 07:27 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by 1973nader View Post
Picking up my new 26BHS on Wednesday and getting the training but I have a question. When I take the trailer home and plug it into my home power which is a standard plug and 20amp I think? will I be able to run the AC off it? Someone said I would damage the AC because it needs 30 amps but that sounds wrong to me because I hear lots of people saying they run AC when they are running two honda 2000 gens and that would max out at around 26 amps.

Also how long would it take to re charge the batteries if you ran just one honda 2000?

How far away from the electric panel is the outlet?

A 20 or even 15 amp circuit will not damage the A/C, it will just trip the breaker if the ampacity of the breaker is exceeded.

What will kill the A/C or any electric motor would be a low voltage condition. Depending on the electrical length of the circuit the voltage may drop under a load. I would be sure to monitor the circuits voltage when you turn on the A/C. Anything below 108 I would not use the A/C on that circuit. If you do see such a condition, the only way to correct it is to install larger gauge wiring to counter the voltage drop.

That is probably more than you wanted to know and maybe even a little bit scary to hear.

Just check the voltage when the A/C is operating. If it stays above 108 you should be fine. Most EMS systems for RVs turn off at 102-104 volts.


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