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Electrical Circuit Wiring for an RV


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Install Electrical Wiring that Provides Power to an RV Unit: A basic voltage drop calculation for a circuit of 30 amps, 120 volts at a distance of 200 feet

Installing Electrical Wiring for an RV

Electrical Question: I need to know what gauge wire I need to deliver 30 amps over 200 feet.

This electrical wiring question came from: Brad, a Handyman from Florida.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Brad.

Electrical Circuit for an RV

Application: Wiring a 30 amp 120volt  RV Circuit.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best installed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor or Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install electrical circuit wiring for an RV.
Precaution: Identify the panel circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with wiring connections.
Notice: Installing additional electrical circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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