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Old 02-28-2006, 09:10 AM   #1
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I asked this in the Women's Perspective on the post about cleaning a Convection/Microwave, but haven't received an answer.

I have no oven, just a GE Spacesaver Microwave. I want to replace it with a GE Spacesave Convection/Microwave 1790. They are the same size, but someone said something about 50 amps. I have a 30amp system. Can I not use the 1790 or do I have to do something else to use the Convection/Microwave? I'm electrically challenged and before I fork over $614, I want to be sure I can use it safely and effectively.
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I asked this in the Women's Perspective on the post about cleaning a Convection/Microwave, but haven't received an answer.

I have no oven, just a GE Spacesaver Microwave. I want to replace it with a GE Spacesave Convection/Microwave 1790. They are the same size, but someone said something about 50 amps. I have a 30amp system. Can I not use the 1790 or do I have to do something else to use the Convection/Microwave? I'm electrically challenged and before I fork over $614, I want to be sure I can use it safely and effectively.
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:34 AM   #3
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George 30 amp is fine, in your coach some where you may have a three position switch marked micro or air-cond or something similar, it selects which appliance you will use. When your thru useing micro just switch back to other funtion. "007"
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Just make sure the GE is the 120V model, they also make a 220V model, and 120V is all your coach has.
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Switch? I ain't got no stinkin' switches

My AC is on a panel thermostate along with my heater. I don't flip any switches presently for the microwave. I just plug into shore power (or turn on the generator) and it works.

Thanks for the hedz up for the voltage. We feel better about it now. Thanks.
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We use a GE Advantium convection/microwave in our coach. On 50amp service we can use it while the a/c is running. On 30amp service, we normally just shut down the a/c while running the oven. We have an automaticac load management system that will supposedly shut down both a/c systems and other items in order if we pull too many amps, but we normally do our load management manually when we think of it.
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Than your good for go GEORGE start cooking. "007"
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Webster:
I asked this in the Women's Perspective on the post about cleaning a Convection/Microwave, but haven't received an answer.

I have no oven, just a GE Spacesaver Microwave. I want to replace it with a GE Spacesave Convection/Microwave 1790. They are the same size, but someone said something about 50 amps. I have a 30amp system. Can I not use the 1790 or do I have to do something else to use the Convection/Microwave? I'm electrically challenged and before I fork over $614, I want to be sure I can use it safely and effectively. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

George,

According to GE that is a 15 amp oven which is pretty close to what your existing one is so you should be Ok to use it on your 30 amp motorhome. The same limitations will appply. Don't run a coffee pot, hair dryer and the AC while using the oven. It is simple math, if your coffee pot draws 10, AC 15, oven 15 and hair dryer 10 then you will be drawing 50 amps if you run them all together and should trip a breaker. Just don't run them all at once and you should be fine.

Don't forget that there is currently a rebate on that oven according to GE.

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One thing to keep in mind when you do the replacement is that in the convection mode the oven will get much hotter in the back and on the sides than the old microwave oven did.

I have installed two now and on the first measured temps of 190'F after about 40 minutes of convection use.
I ended up adding an exhaust fan and a vent through the side of the motor home to get the temp down.
When I did the second installation I got the "build-in kit" for the oven and that made the job MUCH easier. It had some additional sheetmetal on the top and bottom that directed the air out the front. It also came with side,top and bottom grills.
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