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pnichols

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Posted: 09/19/20 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

My furnace works fine.


Hmmm ... so does mine. [emoticon]

But probably the OP was wanting advice for hookup camping. I sure wish I had the money to blow on enough lithium batteries and solar panels to keep an electric heater running while drycamping - since I really hate running around in small towns looking for a place that can/will refill my RV's built-in propane tank. [emoticon]


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RAS43 wrote:

2oldman wrote:

My furnace works fine.


That's helpful for OP. ??


I am sure the OP wants portable electric heaters as park electric is included in the site price, propane isn’t. Well my furnace also works fine, and when the wall switch is flipped to electric I am using the park provided electricity. I am heated and the basement is heated.


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We have two of these due to their small size but looks like they may not sell them anymore

https://www.rvupgradestore.com/Broan-Big-Heat-Portable-Heater-p/08-0105.htm


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travisc,

Electric heaters are generally 99.9% efficient. Watts are watts.

However volts x amps = watts.

If the voltage is 120 then:

120 x 120 = 14400

If the voltage drops to 100 then:

100 x 100 = 10000.

That results in a significant loss of watts, about 30%


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Resistance based electric heat is 98% efficient, but the problem is that conventional sources of electrical power production like coal and gas are around 30-49% efficient. Plus you have to use power to send electricity over long distances on the grid.

* This post was edited 09/20/20 12:16pm by ppine *

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thank you everyone for your answers. You guys are the best.

Jimbo

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