FOLLOW YOUR POWER AMPERAGE GUIDE USAGE

It would be beneficial to take a few minutes and see how many amps you could be using in your RV's 30 or 50 amp electrical system. It is surprising how fast the amps add up which causes your breaker or the RV park's bcreaker to "trip". Knowing the amps of all the electrical appliances in your RV can help you manage electrical use aqnd prevent the inconvenience of "My electricity went out". This list is the typical appliance used and the average amps required to operate them

Air Conditioner                                                       15-17 amps

Refrigerator                                                               5.7 amps

Electric Water Heater                                                12.5 amps 

Microwave Oven                                                       12.8 amps

Electric Coffee Pot                                                         9 amps

Toaster                                                                       10 amps

Hair dryer                                                                   10 amps

TV                                                                               2 amps

Dirt Devil Hand Vacuum                                                 2 amps

Electrical Power Converter                                           6-8 amps

Electric Fry Pan                                                            10 amps

Iron                                                                            10 amps

Food Processor                                                              6 amps

Crock Pot                                                                   1.5 amps

Heating                                                                      0.5 amps

1,100 Watt Heater                                                        10 amps

                                                     

In the morning - If you start your air conditioner and the hot water heater is on, then you start your coffee pot, make some toast, watch some TV - you are pulling 50 amps when all appliance are operating at maximum, If you also cook something in the microwaave at the same time - LOOK OUT! Most RV's have a switch so you can run only the microwave or the wter heater at one time. HOWEVER, NOT ALL RVS HAVE THIS FEATURE.

Most electrical products show how many watts or amps it takes to operate the appliance printed on the product itself or on the instructions. It itd shows the watts - divide the watt by 120 (volts). 

It is worth your time to take an inventory on the "amps" each of your electrical appliances uses, then you can manage your total usage at one time and this greatly reduces the "My electricity went out!"  anxiety!