Electricity

120 Volt “Shore” Hook Up

This post is still under construction…check back for more info!

We will be primarily relying on our solar panels to keep our battery bank charged. However, it will be nice to have the required infrastructure in place should we ever need or want to connect to shore power. It is better to have, and not need; than to need and not have.

Typical Campground “Hook Up” Service

20-50amp-4a

Most importantly everyone should know how to test a receptacle BEFORE plugging in the first time! It’s always good practice to use a polarity tester and test the campgrounds wiring before connecting your expensive electrical system. It’s also not a bad idea to use a multimeter and check that the voltage is correct.

Before connecting ensure that you have everything turned off.

15/20 Amp –  Basically the same as running an extension cord out to your RV. Should we ever require shore power, we would like to power our outlets AND charge our 12v battery bank; which is why we are installing a 30 amp hook-up.

30 Amp – TT-30 (or RV 30) is the national recreational vehicle standard. The 110v 30 amp service is capable of supplying up to 3,600 watts. The TT-30 follows standard color codes for wiring 110v. Hot is connected to the gold screw, or the 5 o’clock location when looking from the back. Neutral is connected to the silver screw, opposite the hot connection. Ground is connected to the green terminal at the top.

50 Amp –    For safety and simplicity we wont be using the 50 amp service due to the added complexity.

25′ 30 Amp Cord for connecting to the Shore Hook-Up

Surge Protector

 

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