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Old 08-05-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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how many amps for 110 plug

okay, i have a class A MC and it will be parked at a storage facility that has 110 electrical outlet. the facility states electricity to keep batteries hot. i would like to also keep my refrigerator on. i do not know if this will be too many amps for the 110 plug. does anyone know how many amps i can plug into 110?

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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More than likely the 110 plug has a 20 amp breaker. The storage facility that we keep our MH at has a 20 amp breaker and I keep the refrigerator and charger plugged in. Usually, the amp draw is somewhere between 5 and 7 amps with both operating. Sometimes I turn the charger and refer off and can use one of the AC's but cannot with the charger and refer on. Eventually, all will come on at the same time and I have blown the breaker.

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Old 08-05-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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The Fridge usually draws between 5 & 8 amps, the battery charger does not draw a lot because it charges at a very low voltage. You do need to leave the 12 volt power on to run the Fridge. The Fridge and other fathom loads will use the 12 volts as well and this cycle could over long periods of time cause the battery to get less than a full charge. It would take awhile for that to happen though. Make sure you go every few weeks to check the distilled water in the batteries as the constant draw and charge cycles will use it up.

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Old 08-06-2009, 03:34 AM   #4
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It depends on the receptical, wiring and the breaker.

15 amp receptical:

20 amp receptical:

15 amps would be charger and refridgerator.

20 amps would be charger, refridgerator and 1 air conditioner.
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It will be either a 15A or 20A outlet, but you probably are not the only one using the circuit that feeds that outlet. The amp rating is for ALL the outlets on that circuit, so the full 15 or 20A may not be available to you. Unfortunately, you won't find out until the breaker trips, so don't leave spoilable food in the fridge until you have established a track record of successful use.
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Old 08-06-2009, 09:19 AM   #6
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Fridge 3-4 amps, Converter to keep batteries charged, 1-2 amps, converter if batteries need charging 10-20 amps.

So the answer depends a lot on your converter, if you have a 60 amp converter than you will NOT overload a 15 amp outlet with just the converter and fridge.

Bigger... You might dependign on SOC of the batteries. But simply turning off the fridge for 1 hour should fix that.

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