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Tom

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What's 50 amp service mean?
« on: April 01, 2005, 01:05:27 PM »
Confused by the 50 amp service terminology, as I once was? Click here for an explanation.
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Jim Godward

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Re: What's 50 amp service mean?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2005, 07:31:58 PM »
Confused by the 50 amp service terminology, as I once was? Click here for an explanation.

Good as far as it goes but remember that you cannot draw 50 amps continuously and it reduces even further on a hot day.  Count on 40 amps.  It's the nature of the circuit breakers.  :-((

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Re: What's 50 amp service mean?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2005, 08:02:26 PM »
Confused by the 50 amp service terminology, as I once was? Click here for an explanation.

Good as far as it goes but remember that you cannot draw 50 amps continuously and it reduces even further on a hot day.  Count on 40 amps.  It's the nature of the circuit breakers.  :-((

Jim

Very good point Jim.  I don't think many folks even consider ambient Temp have an effect on circuit breakers.
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Re: What's 50 amp service mean?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005, 07:47:31 AM »
I note that the Winnebago article says they power only the rear air from one leg, at least on certain models.  That's a Winnebago engineering choice and not inherent in 50 amp hook-ups. Winnebago isn't the only one that does it that way, but it isn't universal either.
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