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Old 03-10-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone, I do have a good adaptor and think i'll copy that page in the manual for a quick reference. Likewise Isuduke, its 59 degrees here today and i just had to go out for some yard cleanup or i would have got back to you guys sooner. One question, do you think running a 1500 heater will be pushing it. I'm not sure if that appliance is in the manual. Thanks again.
Oops, looks like i spoke to soon diesel donnie I didnt catch you post in time. So much for the 1500 watt heater question.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:52 PM   #12
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Running a 1500w heater would be pushing it, thats for sure
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:55 PM   #13
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I believe a 1500w ceramic heater draws 12.5 amps. Don' run anything else. Bring a cooler for food & favorite beverage and stay warm. Ok, you can turn on one light. lol
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:01 PM   #14
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I believe a 1500w ceramic heater draws 12.5 amps. Don' run anything else. Bring a cooler for food & favorite beverage and stay warm. Ok, you can turn on one light. lol
Life is full of choices. Ah heck i think i'll take the 30 amp sight.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:34 PM   #15
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I found the load rating sheet in the manual and was suprised to see the converter draws 5.00-6.5 amps when running. That doesn't leave much more room if a toaster (12.5),coffee maker(11.0) or microwave was to be on. Looks like you could easily go over the 15 amps.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:35 PM   #16
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I don't want mis-information to propagate here. Yes, you can run your trailer on a 15A circuit, with a few caveats...

First, you have to be aware of the AC loads you are putting on the system. You have the draws of different units.

Your converter will only draw 6+ amps when the battery is very low. As it charges up, the converter draw will decrease - eventually down to almost nothing.

Unless you are a very high power user of the RV, you'll be fine on 15 amps. Some can even run the AC, with nothing else running. (I've done it)

Worst case is you blow the breaker, and have to turn something off and reset it.

Electric heaters plugged in usually only draw ~12A when running on high. Leaving enough to run lights and other things, but not microwaves/AC/fridges/water heater.

Moral is, run the fridge/water heater on propane and have a great trip. All else should be good.

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #17
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A 1500 Watt heater is going to use 13A @ 115VAC. The power usage table in the manual are a good place to start. but there can be some variances. I would look in the manuals for the specific appliances if you want to put together an accurate energy budget.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:41 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone, I do have a good adaptor and think i'll copy that page in the manual for a quick reference. Likewise Isuduke, its 59 degrees here today and i just had to go out for some yard cleanup or i would have got back to you guys sooner. One question, do you think running a 1500 heater will be pushing it. I'm not sure if that appliance is in the manual. Thanks again.
I am assuming that you mean 1500 watt heater. If so 1500W/120V=12.5amps (Approx.)
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My 1500 watt heater has three heat settings so i would probably run it on the middle setting to be on the safe side.
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My 1500 watt heater has three heat settings so i would probably run it on the middle setting to be on the safe side.
When you run the electric heater, just have everything else off except for maybe a light. If you want to fire up the coffee pot, etc. turn off the heater first. Heck we`ve tripped our main several times when on 30amp when the DW tries to turn everything on at once with AC running .
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