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By Melissa Popp. Well, the answer is yes — sort of! While it's not suggested to live in an RV outside a home for an extended time although they can be insulated for longer-term efficiency , short trips will be fine for keeping the lights on during your travels. You will most likely need to set your RV up to be able to connect to the standard 3-prong household plug you use at home. If you are visiting a place often, it may be worth it to install a hookup for your RV at the destination. Ideally, you want this extension cord to be as short as possible going from your home to your RV to prevent it from overheating. If successful, your setup properly; if not, your breaker will trip before you even head back to your RV.
Hooking up a amp vehicle to a amp power pedestal whenever possible will help protect the long-term dependability of appliances in your rig, Finch says. That sets up a situation where the breaker on a amp outlet may not trip until the load exceeds 4, watts. Campers sometimes misunderstand the relationship between amps and total wattage, according to Finch, and that potentially harms both their rigs and the profitability that campgrounds need to continue operation. For amp service, however, the potential amount of power used — 12, watts, or 50 amps times volts — represents more than three times as much possible demand as amp service. Conversely, a amp rig hooked up to a amp outlet is only getting about one-third of the power that the rig may need to run a full complement of appliances. The same principle applies to the design of electrical circuits in commercial buildings and campgrounds.
When parked at a campground or home the electrical needs of a recreational vehicle, or RV, are usually supplied through a shore power cord. Typical RVs with a single air conditioning unit and more modest standards of provision need a 30 amp service. All RVs need an electrical hook-up box, sometimes called an outlet or receptacle, to plug into. Decide what level of provision the electrical hook-up box must answer. Hook-up boxes are available with single amp and single amp outlets, and with multiple outlets, featuring a amp outlet served by a amp breaker, a amp outlet served by a amp breaker and a number of amp outlets served by a amp breakers.
50amp Vs 30amp
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