Thursday, September 10, 2015
How Does the RV Electrical System Work?
I get asked a lot of questions about electricity in RVs, and while my background is not as an electrician, I have gained knowledge of the RV systems through trial and error (Luckily not too much error). Electricity and RV’s are a bit complicated. The main reason it can be a bit difficult to follow is because unlike a regular house that only has AC power, the RV runs AC and DC components. Just to confirm the terms here, AC means alternating current (2 way current) and DC means direct current (One Way Current). AC comes from the power lines and DC comes from batteries. So just look over this diagram and it will all come clear: