Depending on how you RV and if you were able to make a campground reservation in time, sometimes plugging in at a campground is not an option. When you are dry camping or boondocking, you may have to rely on a generator to power your RV. Your RV generator provides AC power for all the appliances that need 120 Volt for operation. Generators can also charge and store power inside RV’s DC battery for later use.
To determine what size generator you need (or if the one you have is large enough), you’ll need to estimate the total combined watts of all of the appliances, lamps, battery chargers, air conditioners and other electrical products you typically use at the same time. (All electrical appliances and lights are labeled with their power requirements expressed in watts or amps.) You can use any number of appliances simultaneously, as long as their combined wattage doesn’t exceed the electrical output of your generator or your RV’s circuit breaker rating.
COMMON POWER REQUIREMENTS -This information should be used as a general guide to how much generator power you will need. You will see the average required wattage listed along with the accompanying amps. These averages are just an estimate, to find out the actual needs of the items in your RV see your appliance posted information.
LARGE RV APPLIANCES
SMALLER RV APPLIANCES
Wattage: Up to 3000
*Wattage and Amperage information obtained from Cummins Website
Call a Lichtsinn RV consultant today to find out more about the available generator power in your RV.
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