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Electric question for my teeny camper
« on: June 29, 2018, 12:55:17 PM »
I have a 16" camper with a very small window type AC in it that runs on electric only: 112v/9.5a.   I also have a 100' 12g/15a/125v/1875w outdoor extension cord that I've used to keep the battery charged up.

I've figured out another place to park the camper that I think will be easier for me to get it in and out of my long skinny drive and I'm about 20' short on the cord.

1) Can I run that little AC or do I have to be plugged into 30 amp?
     (30 amp is my total max service)

2) Can I just plug in another 50' or shorter cord, same specs and will the cord lengths cause enough service drop to harm the AC unit?
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Re: Electric question for my teeny camper
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 01:49:16 PM »
Sounds good for 110. Match your existing cord or better, and as short as you can get away with.

A "regular" outlet is 15A or 20A, so you're nowhere near challenging it with a load of less than or not much over 50%.

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Re: Electric question for my teeny camper
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 03:14:28 PM »
As Liburner says, get a short 15A cord. My experience with 100' cords is that I get a significant loss at the end. I prefer to use solid underground rated wire. 12 or 14 gauge. It's a lot cheaper than long 15A extension cables.
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Re: Electric question for my teeny camper
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 04:03:50 PM »
Thanks, guys!  It's needs a good scrubbing so it will be nice to have the AC on.
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