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Old 08-01-2021, 12:13 PM   #21
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Operating anything in your RV at lower than 110 is very risky and definitely will damage equipment long term

Short term you will push your luck with hot insulation and from experience melted a few plugs

Using the dogbone and one leg is absolutely the thing to try

If voltage is low then hopefully you are able to move on

Going to be interesting if we don't get with upgrading the grid and more camp grounds

The trend where we have been is upgrading electtrical service to include a meter and a daily maximum

That seems to be fairly common in leading edge camp grounds
You mean they’re going to meter my usage and limit me to X number of kwh per day?

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Old 08-01-2021, 12:36 PM   #22
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You mean they’re going to meter my usage and limit me to X number of kwh per day?

Better not plug in a Tesla toad.


I’ve heard of meters but not limiting overall usage. Makes sense though if primarily trying to reduce electrical loads, otherwise campers with deep pockets would not conserve regardless. Cost alone is not enough of a disincentive for many. Interesting to see how it works out.
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Old 08-01-2021, 06:38 PM   #23
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You mean they’re going to meter my usage and limit me to X number of kwh per day?
No, they just charge your card for the usage over the daily allotment

When were having to run 2-3 ac's we typically use the diesel for hot water to stay closer to the daily but almost always owe 5-10 dollars more per day

That is the future for larger rigs and for running two space heaters
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Old 08-02-2021, 01:42 AM   #24
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120v AC powered devices are designed to operate properly on plus or minus 10% or 108v to 132v.
108volts is considered the minimum for electric motors. Lower and they heat up and break down the windings.
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