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Old 01-16-2014, 07:03 PM   #11
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I would do it in a second. My trailer is not wired for a second A/C, but during the summer running the A/C water heater and fridge on electric, microwave, coffee pot, we frequently trip breakers. I just built a break-out box to use the 50A service to run two 30A legs. Not as good as 50A, but it will give me 60A of usable power, plus, I have already installed an additional 20S leg to run space heaters.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:05 AM   #12
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I would do it in a second. My trailer is not wired for a second A/C, but during the summer running the A/C water heater and fridge on electric, microwave, coffee pot, we frequently trip breakers. I just built a break-out box to use the 50A service to run two 30A legs. Not as good as 50A, but it will give me 60A of usable power, plus, I have already installed an additional 20S leg to run space heaters.
Not entirely true. I have a similar set up on a houseboat. The slip pedistal only has 50A and 20A so I split the hot leads between the left and right sides of the breaker panel. The power coming from the pedistal is 250V but I'm getting 125 on each side of the panel since there is no crossover to link the 2 leads. In any regard, I can pull a max of 30A from each side but NOT at the same time. The most current available at the same time can not exceed 50A without popping the breaker on the dock pedistal. I do not need 250V so the setup works great.

Your setup is different because it is only 125V / 50A but the result should be the same. Max of 50A total is all that is available.
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