Originally Posted by cavie
What you all tell the newbies is 100 amps of power. But when one leg goes over 50 amps and trips the breaker they stand back and say What the hell. IF you want to use the terms 100 amps of power( witch an electrician will never say) at least have the decency to explain that it will trip with over 50 amps on one leg. If a newbie decides to move wires around in the panel and puts too much load on one leg that is exactly what will happen. You need to tell them how to balance a panel! They also need to know that there is 240 volts present in that panel. Not just 2 120 volt legs.
My Coach and all the larger class A's have load management systems that unload in the event the max is possible and prevent the trip