Do you own an RV that’s just sitting around on your property waiting for the next camping trip? It’s a shame that your awesome investment can’t get more use between vacations, especially considering how much recreational vehicles can cost and how much space they take up. Well, with RV power line installation services from Poss Electric, you can get your idle RV powered up and ready for use right there on your own property whenever you want.
If you’re in the Woodstock, GA, area, and you’re looking to offer temporary living space to a friend or loved one, provide private accommodations to a visitor, or create more living space for you and your family, install an RV power line with Poss Electric. It will open up a world of possibilities!
It’s essential to know how your RV is powered before deciding to hook it up to your home’s electrical system.
RVs run on two different electrical systems: One is a 12-volt DC system, which can power things like your lights, heat, fridge, water pump, and more. A battery powers this voltage system. The other electrical system is a 120-volt AC, which is powered by a hookup or generator and used to supply power to the more energy-draining appliances in your RV, such as those in your kitchen.
Almost all RVs are wired with either 30- or 50-amp electrical systems and most homes are wired with 15- or 20-amp systems. This discrepancy presents a few issues for running power from your home to your recreational vehicle. However, these problems are not insurmountable, particularly when you enlist the help of licensed professionals like the experts at Poss Electric.
Just because RVs are wired with 30 or 50-amp systems doesn’t mean that your home will not be able to supply it with power. You will, however, need to either make a few adjustments or settle for fewer conveniences in your home. If you’re looking to power your RV with your home’s electrical system, these are your two available options:
The simplest way to power your RV using your home’s electrical system is to run a weatherproof extension cord from your home to your vehicle. While this will provide your RV with some power, it will not be enough to power anything that isn’t low-wattage, so your RV’s capabilities will be minimal. It’s also possible that running your RV on lower amps can prematurely wear out its appliances, so you should exercise caution with how much you use this method.
The only way to get full use of your RV through your home’s electrical system is by installing a new power line that can meet its needs. The licensed professionals at Poss Electric can install a dedicated 30- or 50-amp circuit specifically for use with your RV so that you can use heat, air-conditioning, microwaves, toaster ovens, or any of the other power-draining appliances you want.
Getting an RV power line installed is not only the best way to make use of everything your RV has to offer; it’s also the far safer option. Putting the job in the hands of an electrical technician with the proper licensing—not to mention many years of experience—is always the best bet for preventing any damage to your property, electrical fires, injury, or even death.
The electrical system in your RV powers a whole bunch of different appliances. Some require very little power, while others gobble up a ton. It’s important to know which devices fall into the latter category so that you can be aware of the strain you’re putting on your electrical system by running them. The following are the most significant energy drainers in your RV:
You might expect your refrigerator or television, or even your laptop, to be a big power hog, but they’re pretty light on energy use. Regardless, it’s always a good idea to remain aware of how much power you’re draining with the appliances you’re using. And if you notice flickering lights or appliances shutting off on their own, that tells you you’re draining too much power from your home’s electrical system.
If you’re in the Woodstock, GA, area, and you’re interested in powering your RV through your home’s electrical system, call Poss Electric.