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!