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Old 05-28-2015, 08:37 AM   #1
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Can you run ONLY the fridge on an extension cord while parked at your house on a plug from house? Trying to cool fridge without using my LP gas. Thanks!
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That should be fine. We used the shore power cord on our X23B and a 15A "dog bone" adapter and plugged it into a convenient outlet. It was fine plugged into a 15A circuit but we could not run the A/C (would trip the breaker). However, a 20A circuit would support the fridge, A/C, lights and radio.
About the adapter, I'd suggest the "dog bone" type (short piece of heavy cable with a connector on each end) as opposed to the small round or square adapter.
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Works fine, I do this all the time. We usually plug into our 15 amp home circuit about a week before a trip as we start loading stuff. You can pretty much anything else you want so long as you don't try and run the AC too. We also have the dog bone.
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Not a problem as long as you keep it to the fridge and converter.


Attempt to run the A/C and all bets are off (along with the house's breaker).
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Works fine, I do this all the time. We usually plug into our 15 amp home circuit about a week before a trip as we start loading stuff. You can pretty much anything else you want so long as you don't try and run the AC too. We also have the dog bone.
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Do you use the "dog bone" adapter that has a 15 amp on one end and 30 amp on the other? I wasn't quite sure what you were talking about until I saw one at Wal Mart in the camping section.
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Do you use the "dog bone" adapter that has a 15 amp on one end and 30 amp on the other? I wasn't quite sure what you were talking about until I saw one at Wal Mart in the camping section.
Yup, that's it. "Dog Bone" cause of the shape I guess. Short piece of cable with a connector on each end. For the 5th I have 2 of these since we are wired for 50A service (50 > 30 A and a 30 > 25 A).
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Yup!


110VAC 15A plug at one end and 110VAC 30A socket on the other.


That'll allow you to "support" an RV off a regular household outlet. The power converter to run the lights, keep the battery up and pre-cool the fridge.


No A/C or microwave.
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That should be fine. We used the shore power cord on our X23B and a 15A "dog bone" adapter and plugged it into a convenient outlet. It was fine plugged into a 15A circuit but we could not run the A/C (would trip the breaker). However, a 20A circuit would support the fridge, A/C, lights and radio.
About the adapter, I'd suggest the "dog bone" type (short piece of heavy cable with a connector on each end) as opposed to the small round or square adapter.
Do it all the time, actually when ever the HTT is at home it is plugged in. The cheap little adaptors can overheat and melt if you use the AC.
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Thank you for the answers!
Another question.....There is no way to connect a 30 amp into a 50 amp at a campground without using an adapter right? We were at a campground at the campground map said that we were at a 50 amp site. My camper is a 30 amp plug. So, without an adapter, I would not have been able to plug in correct? I don't want to harm my unit.
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