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Old 10-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #11
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You never ever want to use a 30 to 50 AMP adapter for your coach and then another 50 to 30 amp adapter to plug into the pedestal. It is a recipe for a fire. In that situation you would not be protected by a 50 amp breaker.
You are correct hopefully anyone that reads this will know . Thanks for posting. I couldn't imagine doing this. I have used the adapter that goes from fifty to thirty for several years now and it works great but to use two adapters would be like putting a penny behind a fuse in a old house .
This is what it looks like
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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You never ever want to use a 30 to 50 AMP adapter for your coach and then another 50 to 30 amp adapter to plug into the pedestal. It is a recipe for a fire. In that situation you would not be protected by a 50 amp breaker.
You always are protected, either by the breaker on the post or the main breaker in the RV.
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Old 10-30-2013, 03:25 PM   #13
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You always are protected, either by the breaker on the post or the main breaker in the RV.
In the condition I mentioned the cord could overheat before the breaker tripped. If you use a 30 Amp cord by using a 50 to 30 adapter and then use a 30 to 50 adapter to plug the 30 amp cord into the 50 amp plug on the pedestal you are not protected against overloading the 30 amp cord.
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You never ever want to use a 30 to 50 AMP adapter for your coach and then another 50 to 30 amp adapter to plug into the pedestal. It is a recipe for a fire. In that situation you would not be protected by a 50 amp breaker.
I guess I'm not getting something. Why would you do this? Why not just plug into the 30 amp pedistal with the 30 amp cord? I must not be reading this right
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I guess I'm not getting something. Why would you do this? Why not just plug into the 30 amp pedistal with the 30 amp cord? I must not be reading this right
The OP didn't want to carry around the larger 50 AMP extension cord due to weight and it being inflexible.
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The OP didn't want to carry around the larger 50 AMP extension cord due to weight and it being inflexible.
O.K. I get it now. His RV has a 50 amp service cord so he shouldn't go from a 50 to 30 amp connector then back to a 30 to 50 amp connector in order to plug into a 50 amp pedistal.
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I personally like to have an adapter that plugs into the trailers 50amp then use a 30 amp cord. Those 50amp cords are a monster to handle.once I get to my stay if they have 50 amp I will switch then.much easier when on the road
I'm with you on this.!! When we are traveling, only spending one night in a location. We always use the 30 amp cord. It takes a little power management unless I run the hot water heater on propane. I'm very conscious of our power consumption, so there has never been an issue with overload. When we are going to stay for extended period of time, we break out the monster cord(50 amp). That 50 amp cord is a beast used on a daily basis.
There is a mor/ryde device to handle the 50 amp cord but it takes up too much room in your storage compartment to suit me!!
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