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Old 09-17-2020, 09:07 PM   #41
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Look at the drawing in post #23. Your dog bone is only linked to one leg of the 50A outlet and that is exactly what the 30A outlet does - connect one leg of the power gridís 240V service. You wonít hut anything and your RV wonít know the difference.
Not really true. All circuit breakers are made to protect the wire coming from them (down stream). How is a 50 amp circuit breaker protecting the 30 amp (rated) dog bone plugs, shore line, coach receptacle, connection wire and ATS from over current damage?
You are relying on a down stream circuit breaker which is against every electrical code. We all do it, but I know the risk and willing to take it because of the convenience of carrying 50 ft of 10 awg extension cord instead of a 8 awg 4 wire extension cord for those rare occasions.

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Old 09-17-2020, 10:21 PM   #42
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Not really true. All circuit breakers are made to protect the wire coming from them (down stream). How is a 50 amp circuit breaker protecting the 30 amp (rated) dog bone plugs, shore line, coach receptacle, connection wire and ATS from over current damage?
You are relying on a down stream circuit breaker which is against every electrical code. We all do it, but I know the risk and willing to take it because of the convenience of carrying 50 ft of 10 awg extension cord instead of a 8 awg 4 wire extension cord for those rare occasions.


Good point. But absent a fault somewhere the coach wonít be able to tell the difference.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:39 AM   #43
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We have an autoformer as well but it will only help so much
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:55 AM   #44
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Can you tell us how much it can "prop up" the voltage?
What are it's limits?
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:58 AM   #45
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not really true. All circuit breakers are made to protect the wire coming from them (down stream). How is a 50 amp circuit breaker protecting the 30 amp (rated) dog bone plugs, shore line, coach receptacle, connection wire and ats from over current damage?
You are relying on a down stream circuit breaker which is against every electrical code. We all do it, but i know the risk and willing to take it because of the convenience of carrying 50 ft of 10 awg extension cord instead of a 8 awg 4 wire extension cord for those rare occasions.
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:09 AM   #46
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What is that electronic management system that can help to boost the voltage?
AutoFormer??
EMS and Autoformer are two different things. EMS can not boost voltage. Autoformer cannot turn Electric on and off.

HughesAuto former boosts Electric 10% when boosting. I do not know the upper and lower limits.

Go here and do some research https://hughesautoformers.com/
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Old 09-18-2020, 01:11 AM   #47
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Thanks!
I only knew that they basically addressed two different issues.
10% is the answer I was looking for,
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Old 09-18-2020, 02:23 AM   #48
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Thanks!

I only knew that they basically addressed two different issues.

10% is the answer I was looking for,


And, I believe it boosts when voltage drops below (or to) 116.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:13 AM   #49
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Hugh's autoformer can boost power 10% according to the information,which was still not enough in my case.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:28 PM   #50
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Hugh's autoformer can boost power 10% according to the information,which was still not enough in my case.


Should have been. If you were at 98-100V a 10% increase would take you back into safe territory.
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Old 09-18-2020, 12:33 PM   #51
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Perhaps it depends on the electrical devices that they were trying to use.
Some stuff can be a bit fussy...
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:02 PM   #52
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Should have been. If you were at 98-100V a 10% increase would take you back into safe territory.
Not really,30 amp power, my surge protector shuts down at 102v the power had alot of fluctuation ,it actually went up to 132 at one point. This is dangerous to me.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:36 PM   #53
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Not really,30 amp power, my surge protector shuts down at 102v the power had alot of fluctuation ,it actually went up to 132 at one point. This is dangerous to me.
Wow! Where are you staying??
I think that I'd find someplace else!
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:18 PM   #54
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Wow! Where are you staying??
I think that I'd find someplace else!
Lake Kissimmee State Park Florida. They have finally gotten approved for upgrade to the electric, haha now to do it. It is a nice park.
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I hope that they get the upgrade done soon!
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Old 09-18-2020, 07:39 PM   #56
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I hope that they get the upgrade done soon!
Me too, but the way the state works I doubt it, I did write the state a letter about it though.!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:46 PM   #57
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Tell them that your RV had an electrical fire, and want to know which State Department is going to pay for the damagea
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Old 09-19-2020, 12:01 AM   #58
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Not really,30 amp power, my surge protector shuts down at 102v the power had alot of fluctuation ,it actually went up to 132 at one point. This is dangerous to me.
My trans boots to 132 all the time but the minute something is turned on it goes south. Very bad small wiring problem. The owner rewired the park not knowing what he was doing.
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