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Old 05-10-2019, 12:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Debspinkpanther View Post
...not everything you plug in is 120 volts my phone isnt, my portable washer isnt my 20 inch tv isn't, my toaster isnt, my DVD player isn't, my crock pot isnt volts x AMPS = Watts. ...

well, we ARE trying to help your concerns, but I think you are not understanding your own issues, as you assume that things you 'plug in' to a 120v outlet aren't 'using' 120volts of power, yet that is exactly WHY you plug them into such an outlet. A toaster most CERTAINLY is a 120volt appliance. Some DVD players can be 12v types, but then they wouldn't be plugging into an outlet, either. Your CROCK POT certainly IS a 120v power appliance. Your 20in TV 'might' be a 12v variety, as I have a Jensen 12v TV in my own rig, but if you are plugging it into an outlet, then it is not.

We understand your frustration, but realize that many of us here have many years of experience with 'electrical' RV situations. Your RV was built with a 120v Main Electric panel, usually designed to provide up to 30amps of 120v 'power', to your Outlets, and your roof Air Conditioner, and possible to your Electric Water Heater element, if you have one.

Trying to find 'lower volt' 120v appliances will render you with even more aggravation, as that is not your issue. Finding appliances or devices that require LESS amps, though, WILL help you, though I imagine that what you are expecting to use, such as a crock pot or toaster, is not going to change anything in your scenario, regardless.

WATTS is a more important term when it comes to powering things from your batteries, or from solar power... as they are more for 12v devices and appliance, yet would not be able to power your heaters or air conditioner or toaster or crock pot, at least not very long, even if you had an onboard INVERTER, which I doubt you do.

Stay positive, and just try to use 'less' of everything... when the weather comes back around to 70 degree days, you'll find you may have plenty of 'power' because then you won't need heating or air conditioning, at least much.
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