now you can see why we missed TC he has all the answers ,right or wrong :laugh: mostly the right one. I think I will get one now just because TC has one :laugh: And Darling that was the site I went to Hughes. price wasn't to bad. Thanks for the idea.
Now that I now that it is not just the new IT thing to have, I will give Honey the official go ahead because TC has one & gives them a thmbs up. Will just have to figure how to mount it in the electrial compatment for safety.
Sometimes Honey just drives me crazy on things he see on the internet that we NEED(HE WANTS) before we officially go full time. :laugh:
I have read threads about autoformers in they they can cause problems for the campground power systems. Certain campgrounds are not allowing them if they know you have one. Apparently they can actually reverse the surges???? If I am being technically correct? Doesn't an autoformer not only protect against surges but also helps with low voltage? Here I am at the limits of my electrical knowledge.
Having said all this what I know about electricity I can put in the same thimble with brain surgery.
The AUTOFORMER is great. Well worth the money by saving your A/C compressors. It is nothing more than a voltage transformer. They keep your voltage in the safe zone. Actually they reduce the RV parks power by upping the voltage. It saves the RV park money in kilowatt hrs. You will keep your compressor working a lot longer if you use one when the voltage drops below 105 volts. That means you need to monitor the line voltage at all times (plug in voltage monitor).
Can you hardwire it in between the power cord & where the cord plugs into the coach itself? Or do you have to plug it into the parks power source direct? That way it is weather protected & secure in the compartment(from walking legs).
Hey Darlin, The Autoformer is too big and heavy to hard wire. Besides you only need it if the RV park voltage is low. I usually plug it in to the parks voltage connector then plug my RV electrical service into the Autoformer and then wrap a twisted heavy gage wire locking loop around the voltage post and padlock it to the Autoformer. They are a pain in the rear, but they are worth using and too expensive to not lock them down some way so they don't walk away.