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Old 09-11-2019, 12:44 PM   #1
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Adding an exterior electrical outlet.

I want to add another 110 v outlet to the exterior of our TT. There is an interior outlet in the same neighborhood that I was going to tap into, but while researching, I saw a couple mentions of connecting to the converter.

If the latter is a good idea, that may be as easy as the converter is just as close.

Are there any issues i dont know about?

TIA.
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Old 09-11-2019, 01:38 PM   #2
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Converter or inverter?
Converter changes 110 to 12 volt, inverter changes 12 volt to 110.
Personally I'd just tap off the existing plug.
You'll probably have to use a better plug, the cheapo plugs used in RVs leave a lot to be desired.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:03 PM   #3
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There is a Fuse/Breaker panel in the same box as the converter. Likely there isn't a spare breaker available but there may be a spare slot to add one. 20 amp is best but 15 will do for light duty. Be sure to use a GFI type outlet for outside use and a weather tight box.
Make sure both the shore power and battery 12v power are off before opening the panel cover.
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Old 09-11-2019, 02:06 PM   #4
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+1 ^^^ for Danny.

Piggyback off of an existing interior 110v a/c. If it is not a GFI protected plug, please spend the extra couple bucks to be safe. Add a GFI plug, and outdoor receptacle cover, and box.

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Old 09-12-2019, 12:12 PM   #5
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X3, make sure its GFI protected, for sure!
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Old 09-14-2019, 05:38 AM   #6
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GFI is a MUST. It's a safety issue and a code requirement. Also be very aware of how you run the wire to the outlet. Unlike your house, the trailer moves, vibrates and bounces down the road so running the wire unsecured near exposed screws, staples, sharp edges etc. can result in disaster. It's a simple install for someone skilled so if you are not familiar nor comfortable working on electrical wiring then hire a professional.
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Old 09-14-2019, 06:31 AM   #7
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If GFI is a code requirement then wouldn't the existing exterior plug already be tapped into a GFI run? I would piggyback onto that one. A special GFI plug wouldn't be needed then but would still be protected. Likely the additional draw won't exceed available amps, much like the outlet runs in your house.
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If GFI is a code requirement then wouldn't the existing exterior plug already be tapped into a GFI run? I would piggyback onto that one. A special GFI plug wouldn't be needed then but would still be protected. Likely the additional draw won't exceed available amps, much like the outlet runs in your house.
Yes it would, if you can get to the existing outside outlet to access the wires. The OP said connecting to a nearby interior outlet.
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