Hi all. I've been busy doing this and that to the camper (that will be another post), but I have a question about amps...
I ran an extension cord from my generator, plugged in a Kill-A-Watt meter, then ran another cord to my camper 110VAC input. It was 10F and I basically wanted to see how well the generator and hydraulics would work in the cold. For those wondering, the generator did great. The hydraulics were very slow.
Curiously, there was a .96 to .98 amp draw. I'm not concerned with that, but am curious why. Inverter maybe? Or even the WattsUP meter even? Anyway, when I turned on the furnace I read 1.45 to 1.64 amps at start up, and then it settled down to 1.40 to 1.42 amps.
So my question, which may be a silly one, is, would the 1.42 amp draw be per hour, and therefore would that draw be 14.2 amps drawn from a battery bank in a 10 hour period if the furnace is going non-stop? That doesn't seem right to me, but would be great if it's the case .
And if that is indeed the case, I don't think I'd have a problem running the furnace non-stop for 10 hours using my two Trojan J-186AC batteries, although I don't quite understand what the amp hour rating is of those. The amp specs on the Trojan web page are confusing to me .