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Old 07-13-2007, 05:25 PM   #15
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Right on Andy - I might add that low voltage increases the current flow and can destroy equipment, A/C being the biggest casualty and high current can cause a fire hazzard
Same for a microwave oven.

Hey, it's cold outside.

Just think what a 1800 watt electric heater would do to an 18 gauge extension cord?

That's like fighting a 10 square mile forest fire, with a 1/2 water hose.

Oh well, so much for small stuff.

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What kind of miles??
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Old 07-13-2007, 05:35 PM   #17
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What kind of miles??
Sorry.

You know, the kind that don't make sense, like 50 percent of the fire has been contained.

Who cares?????

How much of it is still burning should be the only subject.

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Old 07-13-2007, 05:39 PM   #18
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Andy, It's rare we find you in error and never in your valuable contibutions to this forum - gotta work hard to nail you on a minor nothing
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Andy, It's rare we find you in error and never in your valuable contibutions to this forum - gotta work hard to nail you on a minor nothing
But it's permissive and without taxation.

I have worked long and hard and finally made it (a while back) to becoming a senior citizen.

We have "rights" too, you know.

Making some boo boos, is one of them, just so it doesnt hurt, that is not too much anyways.

Mondays and Fridays are not good days. And those in between aren't much better either.

I made up my mind, thou. I am going home early, chase my favorite lady until I catch her. have dinner, soft lights, soft music, and well, you know the rest.

Taking in an Angels game tomorrow night who play Texas. Oh well, what can you do, everyones not perfect, just a select few.

Buying decent seat tickets Angels tickets are a "REAL" trip. Talk about Airstream parts prices.

Two $52.00 box seat tickets, that are not available from the Angels, but are available from the scalpers, cost $325.00 for two. Of course that includes the handling fees of $41.00 and the shipping cost of $15.00.

Now I know why I stay home to watch the games. I even get to see replays at no charge, plus free pop corn, and don't have to far to walk to get to the bathroom. Whoopie.

But then, you can't enjoy the noisy crowd.

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I do know the rest - snooring in the recliner - may be aren't as old as me
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I do know the rest - snooring in the recliner - may be aren't as old as me
David.

I was working in my dads diner in Buffalo NY, before you were born.

But, no snoring for me, until maybe after.

That is the "BIG" question??

After what??

Hey, just so I wake up the next morning...................with a smile.

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yup - thats it
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Something about the calculations don't look right - maybe I'm totally wrong. But, I ran this thru a voltage drop calculator. If his feed line is 12 gauge - 200 feet and the power draw is a full 15 amps - the voltage drop is only 9.7 volts. Still acceptable.

He was advised not to try running the air off this line.
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200 feet? what size and how much load are you putting on the cords?
if they are "standard" size they are 16 guage. that would be good for about 4 amp at that distance.
In order to keep the full 15 AMPs you need to be running 6 guage or larger.
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well, I put in a 250' 10-2 cable and things seem, well - different.

The fuse doesn't blow - that's good.
When I turn off the switch that says "Battery Charger" the power still goes out -that's bad
When we left today (I had turned on the solar charger and the battery charger the night before) I turned off the campground power and the power stayed on!!!

I wonder if the 10-2 at 250 feet will be the answer. I plan on getting a new intellivolt as well, but the whole thing's still a mystery to me.

questions remain:
1) why won't this bird run on only shore power (the battery charger has to be on as of now to keep the power on)
2) why does the fridge keep shutting off, even though I'm leaving the propane on while i'm gone for the week? is this tied to the power?
3) who makes a plug-in propane detector? All the dealers here sell only hard-wired ones.

Thanks guys -you have been a wealth of information. Almost all of it useful!

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well, I put in a 250' 10-2 cable and things seem, well - different.

The fuse doesn't blow - that's good.
When I turn off the switch that says "Battery Charger" the power still goes out -that's bad
When we left today (I had turned on the solar charger and the battery charger the night before) I turned off the campground power and the power stayed on!!!

I wonder if the 10-2 at 250 feet will be the answer. I plan on getting a new intellivolt as well, but the whole thing's still a mystery to me.

questions remain:
1) why won't this bird run on only shore power (the battery charger has to be on as of now to keep the power on)
2) why does the fridge keep shutting off, even though I'm leaving the propane on while i'm gone for the week? is this tied to the power?
3) who makes a plug-in propane detector? All the dealers here sell only hard-wired ones.

Thanks guys -you have been a wealth of information. Almost all of it useful!

josh
Josh,

While some RV appliances run 120 VAC, they still need a good supply of 12VDC to operate the control boards......refer included. This is why you should have the converter on to provide the 12 VDC for these controls. Even your roof air will not work without this 12 VDC control voltage.

Hope this helps.
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very interesting. I couldv'e sworn I was running everyhting on shore power at one point. I could be mistaken.

Either way, the intellivolt 9200 seems to be in my future.

Now, do you know anything about solar power? I have panels on the roof, and I'm not afraid to use 'em! (wel, sort of afraid...)

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Roof A/C control voltage?

My roof air conditioner has no 12 control voltage. I think that only applies if there is external monitor panel or thermostate connections.
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