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Takamine

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Posted: 06/28/19 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I'm at home, I use an adapter and plug my TT into a 20 amp outlet. I've heard that you shouldn't run your A/C when only plugged into 20 amps, but the breaker for the A/C in the TT is only a 20 amp circuit. Should there be any issue running the A/C with only 20 amps, if nothing else is running? Thoughts?

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Posted: 06/28/19 03:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I do it all the time not a problem. running off my 25ft cord .don,t use a extension cord thats not of the right size.

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Monitor the voltage my comfort zone is 107 volts and up.


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Large, not long, extension cord and you’ll be fine.


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Posted: 06/28/19 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use it too, no problems. Just don't use anything else like the microwave or you will trip the breaker.

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No problem at all

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I turn off the breakers for the microwave and electric water heater, so they don't get accidentally used. My extension cord is short and 10 gauge. Works fine.


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Posted: 06/28/19 04:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Monitor the voltage my comfort zone is 107 volts and up.


Exactly, just because the AC will run doesn't mean that it will not be damaged by low voltage.





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Thanks all. I've got a wedding coming up this summer and may need the trailer for housing some of the bridal party.

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Are you using any kind of extension cord to plug in? If so, make sure it's a beefy cord and not just your everyday orange one that's 50' long!

If you do, you'll lose a lot of volts and it will get hot pretty quick.

If you are connecting directly from the 30a trailer cable to the adapter to the outlet, you should be fine as long as you don't run anything more than a few lights.. No water heater on electric, no fridge on electric, no microwave and no hair dryers for sure!!

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