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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...
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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 – 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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RV Electricity – An easy way to measure 50-amp outlets

By Mike SokolDear Mike, About that 30-amp electrical tester in RV Daily Tips on 2/12/19 (review it here): That is a great idea rather than trying...
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RV Electricity – Important generator safety reminder!

By Mike SokolDear Readers,As Part 2 of my series on staying safe in cold weather (you should remember last week's article on portable space...
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RV Electricity – Q & A’s: The basics of sub-panel grounding

By Mike SokolI spend a lot of time on dozens of other RV forums answering questions about electricity. Here is one really interesting...
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RV Electricity – What’s up with upside-down outlets?

By Mike SokolDear Mike, I've encountered quite a few 15-amp outlets that were "upside down" with the ground at the top instead of the bottom....