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Shore Power Protection
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:54 AM
Have a 2000 Monaco Dynasty...previous owner appointed it well--I have, and use, a good surge protector, but wonder if I should also use the RV voltage booster as well. It runs the voltage right up there, but is that ok to have more than enough voltage for the protection against damaging low voltage, or am I just being too **** anal?
Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:59 AM
First question-- what is voltage where you are camped or is this just a general question?
Acceptable voltage WITH YOUR HEAVIEST LOADS RUNNING is 120 VAC +/- 10%. So 108-132.
If you are in older CG's where voltage during peak useage time and high amp usage by you is below 108 VAC, yes it may be worth considering. Note, some CG's do not allow them, as they DO allow you to consume more power, thus lowering overall CG voltage.
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:31 AM
If I'm overlooking anything--holler. And, thank you again for your input.
Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:40 PM
My son loved all your movies. Sorry wrong Rocky.
As Brett said, when you use a step up transformer it robs power from the grid. If two or three coaches all had step up transformers working at the same time other folks in the park would have below safe voltage and start to burn out appliances.
If you stay in newer parks I fell you would have adequate power.
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