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Old 11-06-2014, 04:11 PM   #1
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Does the furnace operate on shore power ?

My furnace is a Hydro flame, Excalibur 8500-111 series, 1995, will it operate on shore power and Propane ? I can get it to operate on Propane but not shore power, not sure if it should
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Old 11-06-2014, 04:16 PM   #2
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The furnace is propane/12vdc only. It uses the 12v for control voltage and running the blower and lp for the heat.

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Old 11-12-2014, 06:56 AM   #3
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If your unit is a stock furnace it uses propane as a source of heat and 12 volts to power the blower and controls.

It is possible however that someone has added an electric heat coil to it.

In either case the blower still needs 12 volts, whether that's from the house batteries or the converter when plugged into shore power.
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:30 AM   #4
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Heat source: PROPANE
Power source (For blower and ignition) 12 volt house system
This means it can be battery or shore power via converter but that is only for the blower, control system and Sparker.
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