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Old 02-26-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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hi im a new member so bare with me,i have a 290 rv and i live in england can i use a builders 110v power pack or may be 2 in line with each other to up the amps to power my rv at home?
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Old 02-26-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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If by "builders 110v power pack" you're referring to a 110 vac generator the answer is probably a qualified yes. Depends on the size of the generator and what you're trying to run off of it. If you're trying to run a roof air conditioning unit you're going to need at least a 4kw generator.

Unless you have Honda EUxxxx generators (at least I think these are the ones everyone talks about syncing together) you won't be able to run two in parallel. Small generators just aren't designed for it. Trying to get the phases to match on two separate generators is NOT an easy or cheap task.

Hope this helps.

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Brian, Do not use the yellow 110 Tx, they are not rated for continuous service and can cause problems (Overheating noise and in some cases failure by fire). Call me if you want advice on electrics before you spend the cash! - Charging volts etc. You are welcome to look over my AS, unfortunately the one I just finished has now left the workshop, or you could have seen an alternative method.

I am about to order up some transformers and the more I order at one time the cheaper they become. I normally supply 3.VA either Auto-Wound or Isolating, Cased or open frame - depends on budget, space and most important safety.
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Brian, Chuckles is right don't mess around,get a transformer that is 20% larger than you need. If it was my RV,I would replace the battery charger/power supply with a 220 model.
Some types can be rewired for other voltages you might check the one you have first.

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Hi, Brian -
From you moniker I would guess that you are a fan of a certain boating author. Anyway, use the 220v conversion idea - it'll save $$$ in the long run.
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Brian, Chuckles is right don't mess around,get a transformer that is 20% larger than you need. If it was my RV,I would replace the battery charger/power supply with a 220 model.
Some types can be rewired for other voltages you might check the one you have first.

good luck have fun camping

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cheers dude i now chuck so will take his advise,but thankyou for taking the time.bri
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Hi, Brian -
From you moniker I would guess that you are a fan of a certain boating author. Anyway, use the 220v conversion idea - it'll save $$$ in the long run.
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cheers dude im still learning.thankyou for taking the time to get back to me.
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