Low voltage in hot weather
Hughes Autoformer RV220-50 50 Amp Voltage Booster
I have a Hughes Autoformers PWD50-EPO which keeps killing power because of low voltage on line 1. Should I have a 50 amp booster instead? Do I need both?
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Open Jun 20, 2020 - 09:12 AM
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Jun 23, 2020 - 09:43 AM
Sounds like the old Watchdog is doing its job. Low voltage is damaging, annoying and you're paying for it. We can assume since the Dog is shutting off the voltage is under 104. If you were to purchase the 50 amp Hughes Autoformer that 104 turns into 114. A healthy power level. You'll get way (25% to 40%) more airflow out of your air conditioner. Everything will be brighter and run cooler. I'll tell you upfront some folks will say your stealing power because they will be shut down and you'll be cruising along at 114 volts. You do get 10% more power on things called resistive loads, that's old incandescent light bulbs, and anything that heats up (hairdryer). Ninety percent of the things operating in an RV are inductive loads (air conditioners, microwaves, inductive cooktops) and these don't take any more power, we just add volts and reduce your amperage. On a hot summer day, you're helping the park...
Bottom line the Hughes Autoformer will solve your problem. Place Autoformer in front of the Watchdog so the Dog won't see any low voltages.
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