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Tech Tips: Adjusting the Amperage in Your Off Highway Van

When you pick up your Off Highway Van, you will have plenty of new systems to get familiar with from water, to solar, and even the amperage available to your van.

Shore Power Charging

In this tech tip, we'll teach you how to both turn down your amp draw when plugging into GFCI shore power, as well as increase your amp draw to plug into 30 amp outlets that are standard at many campsites across the country.

Adjusting the Amperage Draw on Your Cerbo GX System

When you are plugging your van into shore power, GFCI outlets can cause issues with your van's ability to charge. To avoid these charging issues related to GFCI outlets, start by tapping on your screen and head to the bottom corner of the screen and tap "menu."

Victron Energy System Screen

Then, you'll want to choose the "MultiPlus-II 48/3000/35-50 120V" option on the menu screen

MultiPlus Victron Option

Once you have entered the MultiPlus menu area, you will see an option labeled "Input Current Limit." The standard setting for the current limit should be between 15 and 25 amps.

Victron Input Current Limit

Charging on Standard Household Plugs

If you are using a standard household plug to charge your Off Highway Van, you'll want to adjust your amperage draw to between 10 and 15 amps.

Charging on Higher Capacity Systems

When you're plugging into a higher capacity system, like a campsite 30 amp, you'll want to adjust your amperage to between 25 and 30 amps.

Need More Help Troubleshooting?

If you're still struggling to charge your van or are having other electrical issues, do not hesitate to reach out to the Off Highway Van service team. We can get you scheduled for tech time, troubleshoot with you, and will even send a tech to you if the solution is not a simple solve. Talk to the van experts today!


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