RV Electrical System

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The comfortable life of living in an RV is made possible, in large part, by the electrical system that runs the interior. From the refrigerator and microwave that make your meals possible to the air conditioning that keeps out the summer heat, your comfort depends on having reliable power running through your system. This power comes from one of three sources: a power supply at your campground or base, a generator, or a rack of batteries. These batteries, in turn, are powered by one of the first two sources.

The type of service you’ll use to power your batteries depends on the size of your RV and the age of your system. Newer and more expensive models have more automated systems while older models in lower price points require more hands-on work on a regular basis. No matter how the power gets into your rig, it still gets converted to usable strength for running lights and appliances during your trip.

In this video you’ll learn all about the basics of the RV electrical system. It shows the difference between different strengths of power outlets, and has safety tips for cords during use. You’ll find out all about powering up the interior of your RV after it’s been in storage, and how to run the power system to get ready to go without overloading the breakers. See how dedicated power systems can pay off in your garage or storage facility, and find out about reducer adapters that allow you to plug a 30 amp cord safely into a basic 120 volt home power supply, giving you more options when it comes to topping off your batteries before your next road trip.