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Old 07-31-2016, 07:25 PM   #51
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That is true. If you have a 15 amp breaker, it will trip if more than 15 amps are drawn through it, essentially to keep the wiring from getting too hot. However, as Tom (TDF-Texas) explained about voltage drop and wire gauge, you might not be getting adequate voltage delivered to the air conditioner's breaker in the trailer. Electrical code requires 14 gauge wiring for 15 amp circuits and 12 gauge for 20 amp circuits. Nowadays, homes are not constructed with 15 amp outlet circuits, they are typically 20 amp circuits. But older homes may have 15 amp outlets. All the AC Wiring in an Escape trailer is 14 gauge, except for the Air conditioner's circuit which is 12 gauge (per Reace). The reason I would not use a 15 amp circuit to power the Air conditioner is that a 15 amp circuit in an older home is wired with 14 gauge wire, and the further the outlet is from the electrical panel the greater the voltage drop. What if the outlet is on the other end of the house from the electrical panel? In my humble opinion, using a 15 amp circuit for the A/C could be iffy and would make me extremely uneasy.
Carl, you're absolutely correct, but I fear that we've hijacked the thread
In order to redeem this conversation we'll have to calculate the voltage drop across a puddle of water At least we don't have to worry about gauge, just mineral content.
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Old 07-31-2016, 08:18 PM   #52
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We do have air-conditioning, however since I ruined one on our Casita by running it on house power, I haven't done that since.
I think this is where we strayed off subject - it went from puddle discussion to preventing an AC from burning up. At least the OP started it!!
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Old 07-31-2016, 11:08 PM   #53
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I take full responsibility and am happy to see the topic diverted from the embarrassing puddle! Generators are interesting!


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I'm just glad to hear the unintended leak wasn't from a leaking joint hidden behind a raceway and the OP couldn't find the origin for MONTHS!
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Loved it! So many helpful people!
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Next up, a video of you backing into there from the street.

Let's just say nothing of the sort will ever be knowingly forthcoming. And my family would probably whole-heartedly enjoy being spared the embarrassment of having to admit they know me.



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