Originally posted by RonNBama:
The Franks Voltage Booster keeps tripping out one leg.
Question for you... Do you have a 30a or a 50a booster and which pedestal service were you plugged into? If you were plugged into 30a, using a 50a booster, I'm wondering if the one leg tripping was simply a normal occurrence resulting from a current overload.
Both Franks and Hughes sell 50a boosters and I can't figure out why. Although low voltage is often a problem with 30a service, my understanding is that you seldom, if ever, see that when plugged into a 50a service. (I could be mistaken about that, but I've never heard of anyone finding low voltage at a 50a service.)
Since a "booster" is really just a step-up transformer, it simply trades current for voltage - IOW it may boost your voltage 10%, but that will result in 10% less available amps, given an equivalent load. So logic tells me that a 50a booster inline with a 30a pedestal service is not going to do anything more than using a 30a booster. No RV voltage booster can generate power, allowing you to increase the load. It just boosts voltage to keep your appliances safe.
So, I am curious to know why anyone would need a 50a booster? Can anyone who uses one of these things elaborate?