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Old 09-23-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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Is it ok to use the 110v adapter and run the AC unit of the HILO from a house outlet? I was told there might not be enough amperage.
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Old 09-23-2010, 07:39 PM   #2
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I'm sure the Hi-Lo would love it if you had a 30 Amp circuit so you could run everything you want, but if you use a cheater and plug it into a 15 or 20 Amp circuit the worst that will happen is your will trip your house's circuit breaker.

Thus you will probably have to manage how many things are plugged into the circuit including the stuff in your Hi-Lo ... look for a 20 Amp circuit, maybe the one feeding your garage outlets.

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Old 09-23-2010, 09:15 PM   #3
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Have an electrician run you a 30 amp outlet to your garage. Chances are that you will have a circuit that he can tap into to get you a dedicated outlet for the HiLo. When I built my home, I had a 50 amp outlet installed, plus a dump station for when I returned from a camping trip. It makes life easier..
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Although your ac may run on the 110 dog bone your compressor motor will not be operating properly as they require high amperage to operate. I too suggest getting a 30 amp outlet.


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I ran mine on 110 and it seemed to cool just fine in the West Texas heat. If you can, run a 30 Amp outlet to feed it what it really wants.
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Yes, definitely install a 30 Amp service for your Hi-Lo ... especially if you want to run anything in addition to your AC which is on a 20 Amp circuit breaker in your Hi-Lo, your Refrigerator is also wired on a 20 Amp circuit breaker ... at least they are on my 2207.

Thus you are safe running just the AC or the Refrigerator on a 20 Amp Garage Circuit because you can not push more than 20 Amps through the Hi-Lo circuit breakers for a significant time or the Hi-Lo circuit breaker will POP. Now if your extension cord is 500 ft long and only 16 gage you will lose some of the 120 Volts over the wire (called "IR" loss in the text books) causing the wire to heat up and voltage starve your appliance(s) ... not a good idea.

Until the budget allows for that 30 Amp service installation, invest in a good 12 gage 25 ft extension cord (about $50.00 at Home Depot), park your Hi-Lo close to the garage, use a 20 Amp circuit without any additional load and limit the AC load in your Hi-Lo.

If you attempt to use the AC and the Refrig at the same time (chancy) turn the AC on first (because of motor startup current demand) and once it is going turn on your Refrig (only a fan and heater) and cross your fingers ... if the demand is too much your garage 20 Amp circuit breaker will pop and it will be time to ask the Wiffey for an advance on your allowance so you can pay the electrician for the 30 Amp service installation.

Good luck, you should be fine!
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