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Old 09-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #1
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Cool amp draw

we have a 2012 flagstaff 831 rkss , dual micowaves , a/c, using water heater on elec , 1 tv going ,
This trip one of the brakers inside

Does anyone have access to a amp draw imformation

This weekend we are going to run the water heater on gas , if we need to run the a/c .. see what happens

I don't believe we can run all this on 30 amp
2 mico waves
tv a/c
water heater on elec
some lites inside
we have a 30 yr old sunbeem elec skillet off the pole with ext cord

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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The Rules for power use:

Big ticket items include Air Conditioners, Space heaters, Microwave, Water heaters and in some cases your converter (If the batteries are real hungry)

Small ticket items are TV's. Radios, Lights, and the converter if the batteries are NOT hungry,

Fridge is in between 350-450 watts.

The rules:

15 amp: One big ticket, not an air conditioner
20 amp: one big ticket
30 amp: Two
50 All you can eat

Amp draw on the A/C will be on the A/C. likely around 13-14 amps when running, way more starting,

Water heater is aroudn 11 amps, as is microwave

Fridge 3-4

Does this help?

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Old 09-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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Rather then ask what's going on with your amps, buy a clamp on meter and know what's going on. A clamp on AC amp meter should run no more then about 30$
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