Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-07-2002, 07:41 AM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 304
Images: 7
Electric hook up

Question.
Is it OK to use the electric hookup from our home while the batteries are out of our Airstream? It is a 1971 Safari. I plan to replace the batteries before going on the road.
Dan
__________________

__________________
Dbraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2002, 08:24 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Pahaska's Avatar
 
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Hays County , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 5,822
Images: 3
Electric hookup

It's best not to supply 120v to the converter without batteries (even defective ones) hooked up. The converters put out a choppy voltage that averages about 13.5 volts and the batteries act as a filter to smooth out this voltage. Running the converter without the batteries may damage circuit boards in the refrigerator, tank monitors, radios, etc.

You should be able to unplug or turn off the breaker for the converter and still have air conditioning and AC outlets active if you are doing work on the coach.
__________________

__________________
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2002, 01:56 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 304
Images: 7
John,
Thanks for the advice on the electric hook up.
Dan
__________________
Dbraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electric or Gas electric fridge replacement?? tin can luv Refrigerators 26 03-22-2004 10:50 AM
How do I remove the electric reel? k5cad Airstream Motorhome Forums 6 11-26-2003 07:16 PM
Electric Brake Question 68 Suburban Brakes & Brake Controllers 6 03-04-2003 09:09 PM
Electric fuel pump and fuel line routing cooperhawk Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 7 02-06-2003 11:16 AM
Electric hook up buckeykr` Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 4 01-28-2003 07:11 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.