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time2roll

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Posted: 08/28/21 10:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

An autoformer will boost 10%, your 100 volts will become 110. Since 108 volts should be considered the minimum, I would bet that there will be times when your boosted voltage will drop below that.
Possibly two autoformers will be needed.

My Franks booster goes 16% in two stages and has worked fine when needed. Only one place near Glacier NP was the voltage too low to boost until sundown and the other air conditioners started cycling.


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Posted: 08/29/21 07:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will add to this
I used an autoformer.. I still have it but no longer have an RV


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Posted: 08/29/21 08:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

An autoformer will boost 10%, your 100 volts will become 110. Since 108 volts should be considered the minimum, I would bet that there will be times when your boosted voltage will drop below that.
Possibly two autoformers will be needed.

My Franks booster goes 16% in two stages and has worked fine when needed. Only one place near Glacier NP was the voltage too low to boost until sundown and the other air conditioners started cycling.


The two stages are a good thing, but Frank passed away about five years ago.





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I have a Hughes 50 amp I no longer have a use for... One park the post showed less than 90 volts... My RV's indoor meter was "in the green". As I like it.

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Posted: 08/29/21 04:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lynnmor wrote:

The two stages are a good thing, but Frank passed away about five years ago.
Yes it is too bad his booster went with him. I met Frank about 15 years ago when I picked mine up at his home in Los Angeles to save shipping. Nice man. RIP.

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