Originally Posted by wa8yxm
This is the time of year for this subject..
I have found that 1500 watt heaters may overload the outlets in an RV. this leads to that old HOT WIRE smell that.. Well, scares me cause it can lead to a visit from a fire department.
I installed a pair of genuine 15/20 amp outlets (These have a "T" shaped neutral slot) with 12ga wire connecting each to its very own circuit breaker.. No overheated wire any more.
Running those heaters on LOW or Medium (500-1000 watts) I would not expect problems.. Only on 1500 watt.
I need to buy a new one. One of my old ones bit the control board.
We are thinking along the same lines. I failed to mention that my special was for a dedicated (it own circuit breaker) non-inverted 20 amp circuit. My goal was to have adequate capacity for the heater at 20amp.
2015 Newmar Ventana 3636, Cummins ISB
2014 JKU Wrangler, SMI AF1, Blue Ox Baseplate and Tow Bar