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Old 05-27-2014, 05:35 AM   #1
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Electrical System At Campground Is Better This Year

I have hosted at the same campground for the past 3 summers and am just starting year 4 now. This park, St. Andrews State Park - Panama City Beach, FL, has had low voltage issues on major holidays and hot weather every year that I have been here, but this one. They have been making upgrades every year and at least on the circuit I'm on now it seems to be working well.

I just came through the Memorial Day weekend with temps in the high 80's and a full park and the lowest voltage I saw was 115. It has been running 121-124 at mid week.

Three years ago my EMS system shut off my power several times due to low voltage. It shuts me down at 104V.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #2
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Old 05-30-2014, 04:03 AM   #3
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Update: Yesterday morning I noticed my microwave clock was off. That is a good signal that the power went out during the night. My EMS said it was high voltage (it triggers off at 132v). Maybe they upgraded the electrical system a bit much? No problems since, but again glad I have the EMS unit.
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I was just about to comment that 124V is the start of high voltage. My home base voltage was hitting near 130V when my Heat Pump and house lighting burned up this winter.

Sounds like you're not out of the woods quite yet....
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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what is an EMS unit? In my world EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services...;-)
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:43 AM   #6
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How you monitor voltage in your home or RV is important to understand. If it's found high in one outlet you need to check other outlets on the different leg. This way you know it's not your netural thats the issue. Voltage running high over a long period and consistent over the whole house means an VR on the line (Not at your transformer) or your actual transformer has gone bad (or been locked out by someone working on a line in the case of the VR). Residential transformers depend on high voltage regulation to be accurate. Garbage in = garbage out
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what is an EMS unit? In my world EMS stands for Emergency Medical Services...;-)
Here is what poster edatlanta has for checking the voltage coming into his RV.

http://www.progressiveindustries.net/ems_pt50c.htm

This plugs into the shore power and you plug your RV into this unit.
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