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120-Volt Energy Management: Part 2

Earlier, in Part 1 of this series, we discussed an overview of the 120-volt AC system and how electricity comes in from the shoreline source and supplies the appliances. In this article we will talk about what individual appliances require for electrical power, and how to manage your system to prevent overloading the source. Most…

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120-Volt Electrical Basics: Part 1

It is important to understand the basics of 120-volt power and how it supplies components in your RV. The power pedestal or “Shoreline Power” at the campground typically has three connections for 50 amp, 30 amp, and 15 amp power. The 50 amp plug in is for larger coaches to supply 240 volts, 120 volts…

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Essential Guide to 120-Volt Power Converters for RVs

The power converter is an essential component in an RV’s electrical system. Typically, coaches have two essentially separate electrical systems; one that provides 120 volts AC to high-power consumption, high-wattage appliances such as coffee makers, microwave ovens, hair dryers, air conditioners, etc. The other, low-voltage part of the electrical system provides 12 volts DC to…

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