Reader Cheryl V. has an interesting question: “Have you heard of a device that helps start your AC slowly so that a 13500 [BTU] can run on a Honda 2000 generator?” she asks. “I forgot to ask about it at Alumapalooza.” Now that summer is in full swing, temperatures are high both inside and outside … Continue reading Ask Outside Interests
When you turn on a light in your house, the light goes on. That’s simple. But when you turn on a light in your Airstream while on battery power, it may seem like you’re suddenly expected to have an advanced degree in electrical engineering. That’s because managing power is one of the biggest challenges new … Continue reading What’s in a watt?
Should you care about the power that comes into your Airstream from the campground? Absolutely. YES. Even newer campgrounds can have problems with their electrical power. Outlets may be mis-wired or damaged in a way that can be hazardous to your health—and the health of your Airstream. Especially on a hot and humid day, when … Continue reading Digital Voltage Monitor