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Likely hood of finding two out of phase 120V circuits

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by GuyHall, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. GuyHall

    GuyHall Member

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    Still working my plans for a trip from CA to Alaska. As one get's further north, power sources become difficult to located. Some RV parks have 50A 220V service, but in some regions only 30A 120 exists. It's been mentioned that if you can find two circuits that are opposite legs, they can be combined to create a 240V circuit with the help of a Quick 220 device. I am expecting that a park with only 30A service probably doesn't have 240 volts on site. Then of course you have to avoid circuits with GFI, which I understand that most do.

    Since I'll going though geographies with limited power (Yukon, Alaska, BC), what do you think? Is it worthwhile to bring a Quick220 device?

    Guy
     
  2. qwk

    qwk Model S P2681

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    I would bring it. RV parks can be wired differently, depending on where you go. I have seen some scary wiring at some older RV parks, so sticking with newer ones(if available) is your best bet.
     

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