Having a circuit breaker that always trips at the wrong time, and being forced to go outside in bad weather or when it’s dark to reset the breaker in the electric hook up (EHU) are equally unwelcome. The good news is that you can guard against this with an accessory that makes camping life easier in a smart way.
Have you never known a circuit breaker to trip at the campsite? It happens when you use more electricity than is available in the campsite’s EHU.
You will often need to use the coffee machine, refrigerator, heating system and maybe the heater fan in the awning all at the same time. That’s when the circuit breaker trips. You can either choose not to use one of the devices or install an Alde load monitor.
The load monitor reduces boiler output while you’re brewing coffee or making toast. Once your coffee is brewed, the boiler supplies the desired output again. This lets you avoid tripping a circuit breaker and enjoy your coffee and glorious Alde heating.
You might often need to use the coffee machine (1100 W), refrigerator (150 W), heating system (2000 W) and the heater fan in the awning (500 W) all at the same time. That’s when the circuit breaker trips.
You can also use the simplified table below based on 230 V to calculate whether you’re using too much power all at once:
Thus by adding up the devices you’re using at the moment, you can make sure you’re not using more electricity than the campsite’s EHU can deliver. You can either choose not to use one of the devices or install a load monitor.
The Alde load monitor automatically reduces the boiler’s immersion heater output at high loads. This prevents the circuit breaker from tripping when you use major power consumers such as the coffee machine, kettle, hair-dryer or vacuum cleaner.
Setting up the Alde Load Monitor in 3030 Control panel
* Only applies to compatible Truma ACs