Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2015, 01:02 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: eastlake
Posts: 114
can you run 15k ac on 20amp?

I did a search on this website for AC amp draw with negative results. Looking to camp at a lake side site this weekend but it only has 20 amp power will this run a single 15k ac unit if I don't use microwave and run water heater on propane??? any help/advice/recommendations appreciated. If this will not work I can get a 30 amp non lake site.
__________________

__________________
2013 chevy 1500
2015 26 BH
jkochmit1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 03:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Taft
Posts: 137
Yes but only the A/C and only if it is a 20 amp service.I have the same A/C(and truck and trailer) and have a progressive industries ems.With the A/C on high and the power converter charging the battery's it pulls 26 amps!!! A/C on high and no other loads it's around 18 amp draw. Just make sure all the breakers are off except Main and A/C and you should be fine.
__________________

__________________
2015 Jay Flight 26BH Elite
2015 Chevy Silverado 2500,LT,4x4,6.0L
Honda EU2000I and Honda EU2000I Companion Generators.
WrenZ71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 05:37 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Upperco, Md.
Posts: 802
Quote:
Originally Posted by WrenZ71 View Post
Yes but only the A/C and only if it is a 20 amp service.I have the same A/C(and truck and trailer) and have a progressive industries ems.With the A/C on high and the power converter charging the battery's it pulls 26 amps!!! A/C on high and no other loads it's around 18 amp draw. Just make sure all the breakers are off except Main and A/C and you should be fine.
X2 Good answer!!!!
Ela1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 06:16 AM   #4
Site Team
 
norty1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Posts: 12,056
From my experience I would not attempt it. For a weekend in summer you will be maximizing out the draw on power facilities and maybe even doing some damage to the AC.
I was camped this last weekend at a lake and noted that my rig was drawing 18-21a when the ac was running. That's to close for me.

What ever you decide, please post the results and it will help others.
__________________
Moderator
2011 351RLTS Eagle, Mor/Ryde suspension & pin box
06 F350 Lariat PSD, SRW, LB, CC, EGR delete kit, 16K DrawTite hitch, Timbrens, TST TPMS

Can't find what you're looking on JOF? Try:Jayco Owners Forum Custom Google Search
"It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled." - Mark Twain
norty1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:22 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
nunyadamn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Gilbert
Posts: 487
Yes, I do this every time I am at the inlaws house. No problem with the 20 amp running my 15k AC
__________________

2014 Jayco Jay Flight 32 BHDS
2015 Ford F-250 Lariat 6.7L Powerstroke 4x4
nunyadamn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 07:47 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Nighthawk 96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Columbia SC
Posts: 571
I can run my 15k a/c on my 20 amp outlet at home. I have an EMS installed which will keep an eye on it. Turn the fan on before letting the compressor come on to help with the initial start load.
__________________
2012 Toyota Tundra 5.7 Litre DoubleCab
6 speed, 4.30 Limited Slip, Tow Package
2013 Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL
2010 Jayco JayFlight 26BH sold
Yamaha EF2000is Generators (2)
1996 Honda CB750 Nighthawk
Nighthawk 96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 08:08 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 5,041
Did it at many rallies in the old days when we were at Fair Grounds. As was said if you want to use the micro, coffee pot or other high amp appliance put the a/c on fan only.
__________________
DISNEY LOVERS
PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 09:14 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Missouri City, The Republic of Texas
Posts: 3,010
We ran A/C, fridge, some lights and the stereo from a 20A circuit at the house several times with no problems. A 15A circuit, no go. I think the EMS is good insurance too.
__________________
Cheers,
T_

2013 F-350 CC SB 2WD 6.7PS
2013 Eagle Premier 351 RLTS
-SOLD- 2012 X23B
-SOLD- 2003 Ford Expedition 5.4, Bilstein shocks
RedHorse1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 09:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Aurora CO
Posts: 2,336
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ela1948 View Post
X2 Good answer!!!!
I agree, the key here is to shut down the converter and run DC appliances from the battery, and not allow the converter to draw 8-10 amps of Limited AC current while air conditioning is running.

Then when it cools down at night, shut off the air conditioning, and re-engage the converter to recharge the battery array
__________________
Jim & Kim from Colorado

2014 Eagle 30.5 RLS
2015 Dodge 3500HD SRW 6.7L
Click on my profile for Mods and notes
Jmooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2015, 10:25 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: eastlake
Posts: 114
thanks all for the quick responses! when I went to finalize reservations I was told the first person I talked to was wrong all lake sites were reserved so I have non lake site which is 30 amp. However the information provided is valuable and will no doubt be useful for future trips! All the help and responses is greatly appreciated. The ems was installed prior to taking delivery cant have to much extra insurance.


thanks, Jared
__________________

__________________
2013 chevy 1500
2015 26 BH
jkochmit1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.