RV Daily Tips Issue 504; Not all 30-amp outlets are created equal
Not all 30-amp outlets are created equal.
Does your electrician know the difference?
by Steve Savage
When having a new 30-amp receptacle installed, be sure to make your electrician aware of what you need. Plugging into 240 volts rather than 120 volts makes bad things happen quickly. Normally, any 120-volt appliance that is turned on or powered at the time — think the power converter and microwave — will go up in smoke instantly when hit with 240 volts, as they are always “on.” How much else is damaged depends — although I have seen high-end entertainment systems fried, to name another common finding in these cases. Just remember, most electricians do not routinely wire for RVs, so there is no reason to assume they will automatically know what is necessary. Just say “120-volt, 30-amp circuit” and you should be free of any disaster.
This is a repost and it is only as to many people still do not take the advice, please make sure your election knows how to wire up an RV not a home!!
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