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Old 07-22-2018, 02:40 AM   #1
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After reading many electrical problem posts, it seems there are a few EEs that are members here. Always wondered just how many there are.
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:35 AM   #2
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I am not an EE. Had to find out what an EE is?

I read Mike Sokol for RV electrical stuff, as seen here:

https://rvtravel.com/category/rv-new...on/mike-sokol/

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I'm an EE. Keep in mind that the field of electrical engineering is pretty broad (power generation and distribution, electronic chip/circuit design, aviation, automotive, computer and communication systems, etc). Also, electrical engineers typically do specification, design, lab installation and testing, and solving problems found during manufacture, field test, and customer usage.

With all this in mind, I would say I am comfortable with designing, selecting parts and installing 12vdc circuits in a camper, however, when it comes to 110vac circuits, I have no professional experience. A seasoned electrician would be much better qualified with selecting suitable, reliable parts and equipment, tools, techniques, safely installing and troubleshooting 110vac systems.

Just as with anything else, you have to know your limits, be safe and act accordingly.
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I am an EE. Retired after 37 years with the power company mostly desiging/ building electrical distribution and substations. I am also a licensed electrician. ..... Swampy
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:13 PM   #6
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We used to say, that to build a reliable electrical system on a mobile machine, you need to put an EE with and ME (Mechanical Engineer)
The EE might say that 18 gauge wire is enough for the electric load, but the ME would say you better use 14 or 12, because of the mechanical loads: twisting. bending, pulling that would be encountered.
The wire splices need to be mechanically strong to be reliable
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...a retired EE! Mostly high-speed digital design, almost completely of no use when it comes to an RV. But Ohm's Law,a bit of understanding of battery electrochemistry, PV power generation and boom!, you can really make a mess!
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I was a systems software engineer with extensive digital electronics and some power electronics experience over my 40 year career, albeit no 'formal' training, all self taught. as Bill says above, Ohms & Watts Laws (which I learned while in grade school), a bit of understanding of battery chemistry, and boom, its all pretty much self-evident.
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After reading many electrical problem posts, it seems there are a few EEs that are members here. Always wondered just how many there are.
It is my experience that those who are proficient in high voltage AC are often confused by low voltage automotive DC or electronics.
Engineers are very valuable in the initial design and development of every form of electrical system related to their specific field, but a technician is usually better at diagnostics, repair and practical modification.
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It is my experience that those who are proficient in high voltage AC are often confused by low voltage automotive DC or electronics.
Especially when they use the Black wire (Hot for AC), for Negative (in DC circuits), and in trailers, with White (common in AC) for Positive in trailers.
Can be confused easily. Which I often am.
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Especially when they use the Black wire (Hot for AC), for Negative (in DC circuits), and in trailers, with White (common in AC) for Positive in trailers.
Can be confused easily. Which I often am.
Try an old International truck where ALL wires are black, or some of the newer cars where some whole bundles share the same color code.
At least Scamp has a label above the battery box and the positive wire has a fuse.


I do think they should use Red for +pos and Black for -neg at the battery which would be automotive standard and result in reducing the common problem of reversing terminals when servicing the battery.
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I am a Computer Engineer, but I spent several years designing inverters, chargers and inverter/chargers for marine and RV applications.
For me, itís a very exciting time to be discussing electrical issues for RVs: with LED lighting and solar panel pricing coming down to a point where itís in reach of an average RVíer, opportunities to dry camp for extended periods of time without the need for generators, we can all explore more pristine environments with little negative environmental impact.
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After reading many electrical problem posts, it seems there are a few EEs that are members here. Always wondered just how many there are.
Not sure, I might be more than one of these, and am pretty sure EE fits one too:

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EE Electrical Engineering
EE Electrical Engineer
ee Exponent
EE Enterprise Edition (Java2)
EE Evaluation Engineering
EE Environmental Education
EE Expression Engine (Pmachine.com)
EE End Entity (validation)
EE Experts Exchange
EE Energy Efficiency
EE Engineering Evaluation
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EE Eagle Eye
EE Elementary Education
EE Employee(s)
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EE Easter Egg (hidden area of a program or site)
EE External Environment
EE Extended Edition (DVD movie version)
EE East End (various locations)
EE Ethinyl Estradiol (also seen as EE2)
EE Evil Empire (gaming)
EE Executive Editor
EE Extended Essay (International Baccalaureate)
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EE Equal Exchange
EE Eosinophilic Esophagitis
EE External Examiner
EE End-Effector
EE Enterprise Engineering
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EE Expressed Emotion (psychiatric term used in schizophrenia settings)
EE Estoy Escuchando (Spanish: now playing)
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EE Exudative Epidermitis (Porcine Circovirus 2)
EE Euskadiko Ezquerra (Basque Division of the Spanish Left Wing Party)
EE Emergency Establishment (US DoD)
EE Eternal Echo (band)
EE Elements of Expense
EE Eternity Engine (gaming)
EE Enter Exponent (calculator function)
EE Ethylmalonic Encephalopathy
EE Epreuve d'essai (French: proof print)
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EE Emo Earth (social network)
EE Engagement Effectiveness
EE Evropaiki Enosi (Greek: European Union)
EE Elston-Ellis Grade (also seen as E-E)
EE Electrical Essence (forum)
EE Engraver's Express, Inc
EE Environmental Engineering
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