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RV Electrical Safety: Part VI – Voltage Drop

Sep 12th, 2010 | By
RV Electrical Safety: Part VI – Voltage Drop

We’ve all heard about how hooking up an RV on too long or too skinny of an extension cord can force its appliances to run on 100 volts instead of the regular 120 volts, thereby burning out the motors or other components. But before we get into the reality of what happens to gear running on 100 volts rather then a full 120 volts, let’s figure out why this voltage drop thing happens in the first place.