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Old 01-27-2014, 05:21 PM   #1
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I have my 50 amp hooked into a 30 amp adapter to a 110 extension cord. Can I run the coach heater? Or would I need to start the generator?
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Gas-yes.......small electric space heater-yes.....heat pump-probably not unless your not running anything else and even then you may have too much draw.
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I have my 50 amp hooked into a 30 amp adapter to a 110 extension cord. Can I run the coach heater? Or would I need to start the generator?
What do you mean by 'coach heater'? If you are talking about the LP gas furnace, it's fan and controller works off 12 v power that will be charged by your converter/charger. If it's an electric heater, you'll have to check the amperage it uses and make sure your extension cord and house circuits can handle the load.

Amps = Watts / Volts So a 1500 w heater at 120 v = 1500/120 = 12.5 amps
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I have my 50 amp hooked into a 30 amp adapter to a 110 extension cord.
Can I run the coach heater?
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If by "coach heater" you mean the "propane furnace", the answer is: YES, (if your house batteries are good).

BTW, you can also run the propane furnace without the coach being plugged in at all, (both when camping and while traveling).

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Two other things I would check, is your extension cord a heavy duty #12 wire or a light duty #14 wire.
What else is pulling power in your coach, power converter, refrigerator???
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Yes to everything said above. Then after having the heater on for a half hour walk outside and feel the 30/50 pigtail cable. If it is HOT you need to turn off other items in your coach until the connector is no longer hot or warm.
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Thanks. Yes, I mean the propane heater. Tomorrow it is going to get really cold - so I'll run it so the inside of the coach doesn't freeze.
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