What is a power converter used for in a camper?
I'm helping a friend renovate her old camper and know little about electrical. I know that converters changes the AC to DC, but I don't know why I want AC.
- PaulLv 66 months agoFavorite Answer
Most appliances run on AC current (clocks, lights, tvs, etc.)
- don rLv 76 months ago
Voltage inverters change dc to ac.
- spacemissingLv 76 months ago
Find someone who can help you in person.
- khalilLv 76 months ago
the voltage and power of your devices?
a 220 ( or 110 ) volts .... x watts ...INVERTER ...connected to the battery
USE only 75% of x watts device
if it is 1000 watts use maximum 750 watts device
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- USAFisnumber1Lv 76 months ago
You plug into AC at the RV park. It is either 110 30 amp or 220 50 amp. It goes into the converter and you get 110 out of the outlets inside the RV. It is also converted into DC and that runs some of the stuff in the RV plus it charges up your batteries. When you unplug the power line your RV runs on the batteries, which are DC. If you want the TV to work, you need 110 so the converter changes the DC back to AC at 110 volts. If you do not use anything that uses AC then it will not matter but that is unlikely.
- G. WhilikersLv 76 months ago
By generating the same electricity you use at home, you can use more of your favorite appliances, entertainment, chargers, etc. instead of having to buy 12 volt specific items.
- .Lv 76 months ago
My camper converter changed DC to AC for my wife's medical equipment when we had no AC electricity on the camp site