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Old 03-17-2012, 02:26 AM   #1
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newbie amp cable questions

Ok sorry for the dumb questions,

First off what cable comes with your trailer 15 amp ? What kind of dog bones do I need? a 15 amp female to 30 amp male plug sound right? what about a 30 amp to a 50 amp? Also what adapter would I need if I was to plug in from my house to the trailer.

Any particular name brands that are good? I have been looking on line and have seen too many different configurations and different brands. I thought I had it figured out but now I'm not sure.

Thanks for your help.

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Old 03-17-2012, 02:50 AM   #2
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you are most likely going to have a 30a plug coming from the trailer. If you want to plug it into the house you will need the 15a adapter. There is no need for a 50a adapter since you can only pull up to the 30a on the wires.

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Old 03-17-2012, 05:41 AM   #3
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I have never run into a campground that doesn't have 30 amp boxes and if they have 50 amp a lot of times there is a 30 amp receptacle next to the 50. I have a 30 amp TT and only have a 15a adapter for home, never needed anything else. Happy Camping!
By the way, invest in a 30a extension cable, you will most likely need it sooner or later, Walmart carries them or any other camping store.
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Old 03-17-2012, 03:04 PM   #4
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All you need is the 30 to 15 adapter. You can get one at a dealer for $$ or you can go to Ace Hardware and get one for a few bucks. It wouldn't hurt to have a polarity tester too.
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These cost around $8 and they're better than the other style IMHO.

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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If your rig is wired for a 15 amp cord I would strongly suggest that you stay away from using a 50 amp to 15 amp adapter. If the 50 amp is wired wrong you might not like the side affects. I bought a Portable Surge Guard, 30A. Automatically shuts off the power when excessive voltage, Low (less than 102 Volts) and High (greater than 132 Volts), or open neutral is present. Automatic reset on power restoration. Caution indicator light indicates miswired pedestal, reverse polarity and elevated ground voltage. 2 minute 15 second reset delay protects A/C compressor. Convenient plug handles. Weather resistant. 120 Volt, 30 Amp unit has 10/3 AWG cord and offers 1,050 Joules of power surge protection. http://www.ebay.com/itm/SURGE-GUARD-...item35ba7303dd
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:15 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the help folks. Much appreciated.

I'm pretty sure the trailer is 30amp. Should be in next week so I'll know for sure.

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