Electrical Concerns – Hook up my RV safely.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
ELECTRICAL – Respect Electricity – Play It Safe
TEST BEFORE YOU PLUG YOUR RV INTO THE CAMPGROUND ELECTRICAL OUTLET
• Failure to turn off the Campground Post Circuit Breaker before Plugging in or removing
your Electrical Plug could cause any of the following Safety Hazards:
1. The plug on your cord could arc and burn, damaging your plug, and injuring
2. The Campground Post Electrical Outlet could arc and fail from this
3. This arcing could cause YOU personal injury. Less than 100 volts and 1/2 amp can cause
your heart to stop.
4. If the Campground Post Electrical Outlet is faulty, or your RV Plug is damaged, a
sparking Hazard could occur.
5. POLARITY: Check the Polarity with a Polarity/Ground/Open Circuit Tester BEFORE
you plug in. Reverse Polarity can cause damage to the Electrical System and its
Components; such as Air Conditioner, Furnace, TV, Refrigerator, etc.
6. GROUNDING: Check the Campground Post Electrical Outlet with an Electrical Tester
before you proceed to plug in your RV. This procedure also helps you identify the correct
Circuit Breakers for the outlet you are using. Your neighbor will not appreciate it if you turn
off their Electrical Power by mistake.
7. LOW VOLTAGE: Below 107 Volts AC; Using appliances and other equipment in your
RV with a voltage lower than 107 volts can increase the amperage draw on that circuit and
cause a fuse or Circuit Breaker to blow. Your convertor/battery charger and other
appliances may not work at all, or be damaged by the low voltage.
8. HIGH VOLTAGE: Above 130 Volts AC; your Convertor/Battery Charger will most likely
shut down automatically using a voltage above 130 volts. The lamps will burn out prematurely
and appliances could shut down; such as the Refrigerator.
Contact Campground personnel if these conditions exist. DO NOT USE THIS SITE, until repairs
have been made; or ask permission to use another site.