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Old 08-25-2019, 04:55 PM   #1
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What happens when 50 amp is not available

I have the 2019 Pinnicle. It requires 50amp electric hook up. My Question is if the camp ground only has 30amp what will or will not work ? I do have the 50 to 30 converter cord.
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If you have the proper adapter, all power will work but you will only have 30a available . You will likely be able to run only one ac at a time. When we have this situation, we only run ac at a time, operate the water heater on gas to conserve current load and conserve current use by not operating high current devices like coffee maker or hair dryers at the same time.

With 50a service, you have 2-120v legs and each is 50amps so the 30a service limits you to about 1/3 less current capacity.
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Get yourself a good high quality 30A to 50A adaptor and you will be good. You just have to watch your loads as you will have a lot less current available. 30A total vs 50A per leg on 50A.


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To save on current requirements we use a stainless steel carafe drip coffee maker. It heats water drips thru and done
We can and have run 15k a/c, electric hot water, made coffee, run tv and lights, radio bathroom fan ceiling fan microwave all at once as needed Our lights are led ones from jayco original. With the ac running it draws 13-14 amps alone. Electric Hot water draws 10 amps. I have a progressive dynamics unit it shows the amps on each leg.

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Yep as Norty and Earl said it will work. Just watch what you have on at one time

We even attended many Rallies in Fairgrounds where we only had 20 AMP available & we could still run our air. All we needed to do is put the a/c on fan until you were done with the microwave or coffee pot etc and we kept the water heater on gas.
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I’ve read several times (on JOF) that a dog-bone adapter (30-50A) is far superior to the “block” style. They tend to get hot and melt. We’ve had to run 30A a couple of times and 1 AC at a time is the order of the day.
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Block adapter will melt. Get a dog bone type. Gives the heat a larger surface to dissipate from

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Block adapter will melt. Get a dog bone type. Gives the heat a larger surface to dissipate from

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Except this one from Progressive Industries.

https://www.progressiveindustries.net/50-30adapter
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