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RV Electricity: What is hot-skin voltage? – Part 1

By Mike SokolDear Readers, Since spring has sprung and many of us are getting our RVs ready for the season, now is a great time...
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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Disconnect power during a storm?

By Mike SokolWelcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a...
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RV Electricity – Can an RV be plugged into a Tesla charging station?

By Mike Sokol As many of you know by now, I just started an RV Electricity Group on Facebook a few days ago, and already...
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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Surge Protectors for 30- or 50-amp power?

By Mike SokolWelcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie...
RV Electricity

RV Electricity – Weekly update, and 50-amp pedestal wiring

By Mike SokolDear Readers, Lots of things are happening this week, so here's a quick update, plus an answer to one reader's question about grounding...
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RV Electricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Should I turn off circuit breakers?

By Mike SokolEveryone: Welcome to my J.A.M. SessionThis is an experiment to see if you like this Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.) format for a...
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RV Electricity – Why did my shore power plug neutral burn up?

By Mike SokolDear Mike, Our surge suppressor failed, and when we unplugged the 50-amp cable, we found this. Our cord was hot to the touch....
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RV Electricity – Does a construction generator make clean AC power?

By Mike SokolDear Mike, I understand the concept of inverters, but what about generators? Does a construction-type generator put out a clean sine wave, or...
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RV Electricity – What’s a modified/stepped inverter?

By Mike SokolDear Mike, I own a 2005 Winnebago Vectra that has a 2000-watt Dimension Inverter. I need to decide whether to repair ($400 to...
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RV Electricity – Do I need a 30- or 50-amp surge protector?

By Mike SokolDear Mike, Referring to your comment on your post "RV Electricity – An easy way to measure 50-amp outlets":Speaking of 50-amp service, I...
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Forum Q&A – How to test a fuse

Using a digital multimeter to test a fuse Q: Hi Mike. Please forgive me for being a newbie. I went to my local auto store and...
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Stretch your amps and watts

By Bob Difley Electricity. We take it for granted. Plug in an appliance and turn it on. What could be simpler. But when you take...