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Old 04-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Shore power

Hello, I have a question but I feel it pretty silly. How many amps from shorepower to trailer? Also I have a heavy duty cord it says 12/3 on the outer coating. It's about 50' long three prong house hold connection. I was wondering if I could use it for shorepower and buy a three connection into a shorepower trailer connection? Thank you I hope I say that correctly.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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If you mean at your house, you most likely have a 15 amp circuit to plug into. Most campground sites have 30 amp service, some 50 amp and 30 amp. To hook your trailer up at home you would need a 15 to 30 amp adapter, readily available at any RV store or Walmart, online, etc. Keep in mind if using at home on 15 amp and with a long cord you will be limited in what you can use in the RV. Welcome to the forum.

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http://tweetys.com/dogbone-adapter--...Fcqd4AodNgEAPg
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:08 PM   #3
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To maybe help answer your question better, I have a quick question for you. Are you asking this for when you are camping, or when you are storing your trailer?

If it's to be used just while you are storing your trailer, and keeping it plugged in to keep your battery charged, then it should work fine.
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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Thanks crabman and imaynard, yes it's just for storing at home, and I do have 15-30 amp adapter. Thanks guys I'm going to give it a try.
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Your extension cord is rated for 20amps.
You can plug that into a 15amp or 20amp outlet.
If your trailer is 30amp shore power, it will try to pull up to 30amps if you try to run too many things.
20 amps will allow you to run A/C if not running microwave etc.
If you pull anything over 20 amps with that extension cord, it will get hot and maybe melt. It will trip at 16 amps if plugged into a 15 amp service.
It will trip at 21amps if connected to a 20 amp outlet.

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14/3 = 15amps
12/3 = 20 amps
10/3 = 30 amps (I believe that is correct for 10/3)
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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Thanks Doug, I got it plugged in now and the cord feels fine. I'm just going to keep the camper plug in just for charging not running anything. But thanks for the tips and the cord sizes...
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You welcome Bivwack

Your good to go.
We all must have been typing at the same time.
I didn't see your post before my previous post.

Happy camping,
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Yep. You will be fine. In fact mine is plugged in right now with that same setup.
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Hi Doug,

You are correct aboutbthe current rating for #10 cable, however, by law all wires, cables, outlets, switches etc. are built to the 80% rule or that they can with stand 125% of rated current. So the breakers will shut down the circuit long before the cable melts.




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Your extension cord is rated for 20amps.
You can plug that into a 15amp or 20amp outlet.
If your trailer is 30amp shore power, it will try to pull up to 30amps if you try to run too many things.
20 amps will allow you to run A/C if not running microwave etc.
If you pull anything over 20 amps with that extension cord, it will get hot and maybe melt. It will trip at 16 amps if plugged into a 15 amp service.
It will trip at 21amps if connected to a 20 amp outlet.

Doug
14/3 = 15amps
12/3 = 20 amps
10/3 = 30 amps (I believe that is correct for 10/3)
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Yeah Doug that's were I got the name from basic training 1977... Those were some tough time.lol
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