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Old 02-09-2014, 10:33 AM   #21
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ground fault plugs

On our 19 and also on the 21 the ground fault is the outside plug. All of the interiors are the same standard plug ins.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:44 AM   #22
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On our 19 and also on the 21 the ground fault is the outside plug. All of the interiors are the same standard plug ins.
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The 15 has two because the run for plugs by the sink run down the driver side and behind the shower. A separate run goes along the back to reach the outside plug. The 19 and 21 must have a run that covers all the outlets which makes sense based on where the kitchen is.
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:06 PM   #23
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I'm not surprised at all. The old style are inexpensive and they work just fine.
For sure they work fine, exactly the same, but for $0.60 more the upgrade is not that bad. Our electricians charge us the same either way. Just saying that more people prefer them from my experience.
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Maybe that plug is just 15 amps and that is the reason for the sticker on the plug that says for microwave only.
I believe that the main reason for this is that other than a few exceptions, duplex receptacles are not allowed in cabinets, and it is to discourage using it to plug in other electronics. Built in appliances that come with heavy duty cords are an exception, like garburators, microwaves, etc, are allowed to be connected in cabinets. This is the case for houses, and I believe these codes carry on into trailers.

In our last trailer, there was a black cover on the outlet prewired for a future microwave, so nothing could be plugged into it.
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Just saying...
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #25
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Myron,

They work fine if you're plugged into mains, or have an inverter, but I *always* need USB power and don't always have 120v. So I'll be building in some 12v-to-USB outlets.
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Old 02-12-2014, 12:37 AM   #26
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The rating of the circuit is with the breaker, The micro-wave has twenty amp breaker, the rest are on fifteen amp breakers, the outlet will carry the load of either one
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The rating of the circuit is with the breaker,
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It's been my understanding that the rating of the circuit is dependent on the guage of the wire used. A 20 amp circuit requires 12 ga. wiring. Using a 20 amp breaker doesn't make it a 20 amp circuit unless it also has the 12 ga. wires.
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:01 AM   #28
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the wire is matched to the load of the breaker, both 15 and 20 can be wired with 14 gauge wire

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electric outlet with USB

Myron, will the pictured outlet allow me to plug any of my Apple items directly into the plug. My phone, wifes I-pad and my lap top all have different sizes of transformers and we don't interchange them?
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the wire is matched to the load of the breaker, both 15 and 20 can be wired with 14 gauge wire
Doug, are you sure? I thought 20A required 12ga wire...
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