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Old 10-29-2019, 08:02 AM   #1
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Electric only (12VDC and 120 VAC)

[IMG]IMG_4023.JPG[/IMG] I hope this image shows. But on my panel I have AC water heater and DC water heater switches. Is that common or an option?
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It is on our '05 Dolphin. When the 12v is selected, propane is used to heat the water. The electric element heats the water when in 120v mode.
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I have a 2004 5342 so its probably the same. I guess I haven't run on anything but AC so far. I'll check out the 12V as propane in the spring. I just winterized.

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I owned a 2007 TropiCal and it was equipped with the two switches as well. Many other brands, including the one I now own, do not have both switches inside the coach but I liked it! In my current coach, the 12v switch for propane is inside, but if I want to use the electrical element, I have to flip a switch on the heater itself.
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The most important thing to remember is never fire up the 120 volt element if there is no water in the water heater. It will burn the element out fast.
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Atwood Brand.........
Dual Switches INSIDE RV common
Atwood OEM allows for dual switches


Suburban Brand.....
Dual Switches INSIDE RV ------NOT OEM
OEM is Electric Switch OUTSIDE/Propane Switch INSIDE
Some RV MFG will wire in an addtional Electric Switch inside for convenience
Wired in series (Both have to be on for Electric to work)
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Anyone know why the propane switch is marked 12VDC and not gas? It appears common. Is there some tradition or ???
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Anyone know why the propane switch is marked 12VDC and not gas? It appears common. Is there some tradition or ???

Because 12VDC is required for gas valve to operate/electronic ignition to spark---ie: for propane to function


That labeling is an RV MFGs concept
OEM doesn't list it as 120VAC or 12VDC


Atwood OEM switch panel uses 'lightening bolt' and 'flame'




Suburban OEM uses 'GAS' and 'Electric'
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