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Old 07-05-2014, 09:27 PM   #1
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trying to figure out voltage out of receptacles when connected to house power

wondering if anybody had this issue it seems I'm only getting a 105 volt out of the countertop GFI and refrigerator receptacle. am I missing something?thanks in advance
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:33 PM   #2
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That's a little low - your A/C will not be happy with voltage that low. What does the voltage measure at the pedestal / shore power without draw?
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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well I'm an electrical contractor and this was an extension cord from my garage. it is showing 118v +- 1% the ac was on and seemed to be working fine. what got me thinking about it was when I switched the fridge to electric it was not coming on. the trailer was running out of the 120v adaptor tomorrow I will hook it up to the 30amp receptacle and see if it makes a difference. I am now thinking that's what is was.
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not enough voltage for the ac and the fridge out of the 120 adaptor.....
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #5
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So I can't run my MIG welder with the AC on ??
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I would say no on the welder and maybe an electric toothbrush
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wondering if anybody had this issue it seems I'm only getting a 105 volt out of the countertop GFI and refrigerator receptacle. am I missing something?thanks in advance
If the power at the post is good and not at the outlets in your trailer...
1. Age of trailer considered, take a look at the plug on the end of your power cord.
2. Any deformity of the plastic or discoloration on the terminals.
3. If you are hooked up and what you usually run on AC is on, are you feeling heat on the last foot of the cord to where it is plugged in?
4. You may be a candidate for a new plug on your cord.
5. I always reccommend a plug in voltmeter to stay in the most obvious outlet, so you know what you got. Watch it as you turn stuff on in the TT and you'll see the voltage drop. Know when to divert refer and water heaters to propane or shut stuff off
6. State park where I go is bad with providing good power in summertime with high temps and lot of people using the AC
7. The member who said AC < 105 volt will do your AC damage is right on
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I ended up putting in a dedicated 30amp circuit at my house last year. Used #8 wire from the distribution panel in the basement. Now I have a mobile mother-in-law apartment
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What size and length extension cord?
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I ended up putting in a dedicated 30amp circuit at my house last year. Used #8 wire from the distribution panel in the basement. Now I have a mobile mother-in-law apartment
I had now idea they made mile long power supply cables for TT.........I'm gonna have to get one of those............
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