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Old 08-19-2022, 11:51 AM   #1
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Charging - How many Amps are being drawn?

How many amps does my 2022 36VSB draw when plugged into a 110 outlet in my storage unit?

1. Everything is turned off in the coach. I also turn the refrig breaker to the off position. The inverter is in the "pass through" mode.
2. My storage unit shares a circuit with a couple of other units. The circuit has a 20 amp breaker that winds up tripping far too often.

The storage unit manager thinks my rig is the problem. He thinks my rig must be drawing close to the 20 amp limit of the breaker. Supposedly, the other tenants are only using trickle chargers (for a ski boat) or possibly a trouble light.

Thanks for any insight!
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Old 08-19-2022, 12:12 PM   #2
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Is it tripping a breaker or receptacle GFCI?
Many MHs don't play well with GFCI outlets.
Best way to confirm amp draw is with a clampmon ammeter. That the only way to have an accurate reading and be able to show/ convince the storage Mgr.
It takes a high $ very accurate ammeter to confirm if GFCI is the issue.
There are several common culprets that cause problems w boats / MHs.
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If its not a GFCI thats tripping,, another option is a Kill A Watt meter. It plugs into the outlet and you plug into it . About $25.
Easy way to show the owner.

Keep in mind that the inverter/charger is drawing current to keep your batteries charged while in pass thru mode.

If your batteries are aged, they may draw more amps to stay charged. Not 20 amps but enough with the other users to trip the breaker.
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Old 08-20-2022, 12:39 PM   #4
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The electrical setting on the Firefly system should tell you how many amps you are drawing on shore power.

If you have the Magnum inverter/charger, you can program the charging amps for a low draw. Our last storage unit had 20 amp service. I would set the charging amps for 5 so the charger wouldn’t trip the breaker. The default setting is 50 amps.

If the charger was set at 50 amps charging input and lithium batteries, it would draw enough to trip the breaker.
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Is it tripping a breaker or receptacle GFCI?
Many MHs don't play well with GFCI outlets.
Best way to confirm amp draw is with a clampmon ammeter. That the only way to have an accurate reading and be able to show/ convince the storage Mgr.
It takes a high $ very accurate ammeter to confirm if GFCI is the issue.
There are several common culprets that cause problems w boats / MHs.
Thanks for your reply. It is not plugged into a GFCI outlet.
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