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Old 05-12-2016, 07:46 AM   #1
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can you run AC fan on regular 110 outlet

I know you can't run the AC on a 110 outlet, but can you run the in the fan mode on the AC unit off the 110 outlet?
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If you are taking about being plugged in to a 120V 15A outlet, then yeah, using the A/C (and possibly the microwave) would not be a good idea.


However, just the fan mode on the A/C unit shouldn't draw more than about 5 amps. Once the batteries are charged, you won't have a problem.
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However, just the fan mode on the A/C unit shouldn't draw more than about 5 amps. Once the batteries are charged, you won't have a problem.
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It's a poor way to test, as circuit breakers are not meant to be turned off and on a lot...but if you do trip a breaker in the house (or wherever the outlet is protected), the answer is "no". But if it, and whatever else you have running, does not, then the answer is "yes".
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It's a poor way to test, as circuit breakers are not meant to be turned off and on a lot...but if you do trip a breaker in the house (or wherever the outlet is protected), the answer is "no". But if it, and whatever else you have running, does not, then the answer is "yes".
I'd worry less about the breaker than the crappy connection the 30A to 15A adapter gets with the 15A outlet. The weight of the 30A cord wreaks havoc on keeping a good, solid connection.

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I know you can't run the AC on a 110 outlet, but can you run the in the fan mode on the AC unit off the 110 outlet?
Just think about your question. Have you ever plugged a window AC into a nearby 110 outlet? We'll maybe not but back in the day it was common place and even today many do it to cool a 2nd floor area or bedroom where the central air doesn't reach. A 110v outlet is going to be either 15 or 20 amp [most newer construction has all 20amp for standard wall outlets] which is plenty of juice to power your AC as long as there is not a lot of other stuff on the circuit. The roof top AC on your RV can be powered via a 20 amp outlet but that's all that's coming into the Rv so no microwave, toaster, hair dryer or other high draw device while the AC is running. Plugging into a standard home outlet is not ideal [see above] since your RV will typically have a 30 amp plug but all that means is the total power available will be limited. Have ran my TT AC many times while visiting family or friends and staying in their drive or side yard. Just use a HD extension and keep it as short as possible.
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