This was my first experience with purchases outside Canada and I am very satisfied with the process. You can also get external devices Charge Wizard brand, for example that plug into some existing converters to regulate battery charging. To compensate for the start-up, build a little cushion into your calculations. Thanks again for the always, pleasant and great customer service! A good time might be just before you depart on a trip. This is a device that is mounted between the panels and your battery bank.
Ideally, you don't want to discharge them below 75% of their capacity, but certainly not below 50% of their capacity. As I said before, Volts are like water pressure. Our first goal here was to let novices like me know that they don't need to know everything to get started. Now from a installers point of view, one thing an electrical contractoralways worries about is the quality of the cabinet. Sometimes they are mounted side to side rather than up and down - just to confuse things. I wish it was always this easy. The important things to know are what output they have, how many you need, and how many you can fit on your roof.
The simplest method is to check the plug on your power cord. Connect the red wire to the Y configuration and to one of the screws on the breaker. In addition to the 30 outlet, I want to include a 20A convenience recep. If you do not see what you are looking for, please and we will get you a quote. You will enjoy the peace of mind and ability to run all your appliances when you have 50 amps, and you can easily go down to 30 amps when necessary.
I will always call it 120-volts because it makes the math we need to understand all this easier. Each leg is 50 amps 120 volts. If you have a 50-amp shoreline cord, you will need to utilize a reducer and limit your appliance usage. Newer, more efficient models draw approximately 14 amps. Flip on the breaker that matches the receptacle.
That sets up a situation where the breaker on a 30-amp outlet may not trip until the load exceeds 4,000 watts. The 5—50 120-volt service is uncommon, twist-locking plugs and receptacles are generally used for this type of high-current applications. In a motorhome, the vehicle's alternator charges your batteries while the engine is running. Wire the two receivers to either side of the plug, which are at three and nine o' clock on a clock face, to the two hots, a red wire and a black wire. The more of those items you run at the same time, the more likely you are to trip a breaker. Or, if you do run all your appliances, you have to draw down the batteries too much and shorten their lives. Then compare that figure to the amps your power source can supply 20, 30, 50.
Safe and easy to install for the do-it-yourselfer because it is factory wired and completely assembled. They keep turning on appliances until the breaker trips. The trade-off for using two 6 volt batteries is that two batteries take up more space than one. The whole circuit will trip if one line is overloaded. Black to Black or Red to Red, never Black to Red.
You may have to move to another campground! Deep cycle means they can be discharged down to about 20% of capacity and recharged for several cycles although they won't last as long if they are discharged that deeply over and over. Here is a graphical representation of the different currents. In that case, you can use a small test light that will illuminate if a fuse is good. Obviously, you have to make more choices when on 30-amp service than you do when on 50-amp service. Mike, if you put a jumper between the red and black wire on a 50 amp service at the pedestal you will have a dead short. Ah, but there is more to the story.
Additionally, know where the are in your motorhome. A Starting Battery is what is used in most vehicles to start engines. If you do not have one of these devices, one bad leg could be the reason some appliances work and others don't. But it is helpful to know the relationship between volts, amps, and watts to know how much power you need to run your appliances. But with a little research I found that these are basically one and the same.