The typical RV is usually designed with either a 30-Amp or a 50-Amp 220-VAC Service that powers all of the electrical equipment and appliances the owner may want to use while camping.
Even though the electrical power supplied to these RV’s is designed to be adequate for the average family while they camp, far too often the added equipment that may be used will overload the circuit breaker systems in the camper.
S,o, I have written an article on my HubPages site that provides two things that can help the camper figure out what their problem might be that caused their breaker to “kick out”.
First of all, in this article I have provided a table of the most common electrical appliances and equipment that the typical camper brings into their RV. This table lists the amount of Current these common appliances will draw so that the owner can calculate the possible overload conditions they might have with their electrical receptacles.
And, for those of you who have an appliance that they use but do not know how to figure out the actual Current it may use, there is the simple formula you can use to calculate the Current an appliance might use if the label only lists the wattage of the appliance.
The formula is simple to use and anyone can easily calculate the actual maximum current for these appliances.
NOTE: Typically, the lights in your Camper operate on your COACH (AUX) 12-VDC electrical system which is powered by your RV’s 12-Volt batteries.
But remember that at times, if your batteries drop below a certain limit of stored charge, your AC/DC Converter will kick in and can add even more current load to your 110-VAC power source as it charges your batteries back to their normal level.
So, click on the link below to go to my article on my Writer’s site and check out which of the appliances you are using that might be causing your problem.
by Don Bobbitt, All Rights Reserved