Which RV Appliances Use The Most Power?

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To get a better feel of how many appliances you can run at once you should know which appliances use the most power. In general, the appliances used to heat and cool will use the most energy. Things like your air conditioner, microwave, electric water heater, curling iron, hair dryer, and space heater use between 10-15 amps (depending on brand and efficiency).

Coffee pots, electric frying pans, food processors, refrigerators, and toasters will use anywhere from 5 to 9 amps.

Things like your TV, CD/DVD player, fan, radio, or vacuum, will use 3 or less amps.

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