Originally Posted by UKDUDE
I'm also sorry to be completely off topic here, but I'm afraid I may be doing something very stupid and dangerous:
I have a Camco PowerGrip adapter that I use to plug the Interstate into a standard house socket in the garage. The PCI display panel then displays 30 Amps. I don't use any appliances in the Interstate while plugged in - it's just to keep the batteries maintained.
Are you saying this is not recommended?
If memory serves, the PCI display is for determining load-shedding. The energy management system will shut off appliances in sequence if the load exceeds the setting that's displayed; such as automatically interrupting power to the air conditioner when you start the microwave, until the microwave shuts off and the A/C can restart. If you have less than 30 amps available, you should manually reset the PCI to 20 amps (there is no setting for 15 amps that I recall). I believe it will automatically reset itself if you fire up the generator, which produces less than 30 amps.
If you leave it set on 30amps, the only downside is that you might trip a house breaker because your Interstate won't automatically start shutting off anything until the combined load hits 30 amps.
In your case, with nothing running but the inverter/charger in charge mode, no harm done.