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Let’s talk a little about RV Power Converters. . . let’s draw out an RV system. Let’s say my RV . . . I’m going to draw my RV. I’m not an artist. Let’s say I’m at an RV park and I have a pedestal. I got a pedestal like this, and I have power coming over to the RV. In fact, what I’m going to do is I’m going to draw this power. The reason I draw that in red is that’s AC power.
Let’s say I have inside my RV a TV, a light, a fridge. It turns out that the electric power that’s AC goes directly to the TV. In the fridge, it’s a little bit different; the AC power goes into a box. I’m going to draw . . . I’m going to cut away the RV. It goes into a box, and I want to draw that box green. This box is called a converter, and my AC power goes into it. This is AC. Remember what we talked about earlier; alternating current?
Coming out of the converter, this is what goes to the light and not really to the fridge, but to the fridge in a sense that the fridge uses LP gas for its cooling mechanism, but there’s an igniter function where you have to kick off the gas, you have to ignite it; that’s done in DC, same with your shower, by the way.
These here, these are DC. The converter converts from AC to DC. That’s all a converter does.