Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2013, 08:38 PM   #15
Rivet Master
TG Twinkie's Avatar
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 4,676
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
The 55 amp rating is for the 12 volt side of the converter.
The converter is a device that changes the 120 volt AC ( alternating current) to 12 volts DC ( direct current). The DC is powering the majority of the devices in your coach. Lights, furnace, ceiling fans, oven exhaust fan etc.
The converter charges the battery(s) in the coach along with powering the devices when plugged in to AC power.
A fully loaded converter rated at 55 amps on the DC side will require about 5.25 amps on the AC side when the losses thru the converter are counted.
The reason the coach has a 30 amp service is to provide power to the converter (5.25 amps); the Air Conditioner (12 to 15 amps); along with the 120 volt outlets in the coach; the electric heating element in the refer (200 watts or more). And perhaps an electric element in the water heater.
Thus the reason for the 30 amp/ 120 volt service at the power pole.

Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote

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

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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