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Old 09-28-2007, 08:35 AM   #1
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Does the voltage in an RV Park effect the output of the air conditioner? I was at Emerald Cove along the Colorado river last week. The choice was a 30 amp beach front site or a 50 amp site. We took the beach. The first two days (the weekend, lots of rigs) the air conditioner was marginal. It was 108 outside, 92 inside. Then everyone left, and the AC worked much better. The tempature stayed in the mid 80's.
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Does the voltage in an RV Park effect the output of the air conditioner? I was at Emerald Cove along the Colorado river last week. The choice was a 30 amp beach front site or a 50 amp site. We took the beach. The first two days (the weekend, lots of rigs) the air conditioner was marginal. It was 108 outside, 92 inside. Then everyone left, and the AC worked much better. The tempature stayed in the mid 80's.
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Old 09-28-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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rick, do you have the switch in the electrical cord compartment to swith from 30 to 50 amps ?
You will only run one compressor when switch is in the 30 amp position. You will damage your compressors tryin to run both on 30 amps. Check your manual for more info.

And, if you are set up properly on 30 amps, you will not get the proper current usually when the park is full of power hungry rigs, keep an eye on your voltage.
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Yes, I was switched to one AC. Had I picked the 50 amp site, the two AC's would have taken care of the heat. I have heard of a voltage booster that can be put between the electical box and the coach, but I don't know if it would help my problem.
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Rick, using a surge protector with over/under voltage protection will save you in situations like you experienced. I would almost guarantee you had a low voltage situation, not good, and will cause premature equipment failure.

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I use a Progressive Industries unit, hard wired into the coach. It constantly scans for low or high voltages and will shut off ANY dangerous condition.
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