Originally Posted by Larry Mac
So I am trying to cram about the RV- well everything. So we have a Jay Feather Micro 199 mbs on order. If we occasionally bring it to the house to work on it, how do we get power? I saw where an electrician can install a 30 amp 120 volt receptacle/box with the emphasis on 120. Is that the only way? Is there a dog bone enabling you to do the same thing and if so what? Are is that for just partial power?
1. Buy an extension cord that is rated for the load capacity of whatever circuit you're going to plug into. Residential receptacles are typically 15 amp. If you want some "future proofing" and the option to use the extension cord at full amperage when you need an extension cord at an RV park, splurge for the 30 amp extension cord.
2. Buy a 15 amp to 30 amp conversion dogbone.
3. Hook it all up.
You can use whatever you want in the trailer so long as the combined load is less that the circuit's breaker capacity. If you draw more than your household receptacle is rated for, it'll trip that circuit's breaker in your house panel. Just as every circuit in your house is designed to do.
I have a small trailer with the side-mount window style air conditioner. I can run it just fine off of a 15 amp household receptacle so long as it's the only major component. (It's pulling about 12 amps sustained).
Look at the wattage on your A/C to see if it'll work. Watts = Volts x Amps
If I get too much going on inside the trailer or get absent minded--A/C on, some lights, an electric drill or a heat gun--I'll trip the house breaker and have to go hoof it to the panel and reset it.