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Old 07-29-2013, 07:43 PM   #15
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You don't say what gauge the 15 amp cord is. A 16 gauge may not provide enough "current" to START the air conditioner. The initial draw on start-up is what overheats the windings in the A/C motor, which will eventually fail. Some campgrounds don't have enough "voltage, at peak times, regardless of the quality of the cord.. Voltage should never drop below about 108 volts, or things will overheat, and fail. You can get by with the 15 amp outlet, as long as you turn on the A/C first, with nothing else running.You will have at least 110 volts, and 15 amps will start the A/C. Once the compressor gets going, then turn on the vacuum. etc.
thx for the tip tom....i see your from up in wisc...i know where janesville is ..my hometown is milwaukee..
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thanks everyone for your replys ..i gotta say you have given me food for thought ..i defenately don't want to damage anything in the coach..i'll think twice before i try that again...thanks again
Take a look at the 30-50 Amp post currently in progress. The photos by the original Op will tell you what can and will happen by using inadequate electrical adaptors and cords. Theses rigs have a 30A or 50A plug for good reason.
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YUP--a good addition to any coach or TT is an independent Volt meter plugged into some easily seen/monitored plug-in [CW has them for about $15--I think]. As stated above, appliances may run for awhile without blowing a fuse/breaker or warming the cord but any sustained voltage less than about 108v is a problem.
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Yep. Today's flier has them at $15 - Club price.
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