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Old 07-23-2015, 05:03 PM   #1
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30 amp adapter ?

Which adapter would you recommend for adapting from a 30amp service at the campsite? 15 amp or 20 amp. Also, who makes the best one? Thanks
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Old 07-23-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
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Are you wanting a 30 amp male to 15/20 amp female? Or a 15/20 male to 30 amp female?

15 amp and 20 amp are configured the same. The best is the "dog bone" type. For a 30 amp male to 15 amp female the "hockey puck" type will be fine. As far a brand quality they are all about equal.
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30 amp male to 15 or 20 amp female. I don't have a 30 amp service at home. I need to convert it to use an extension cord. Also, what gauge wire, extension cord, is minimum to hook up the camper at home. Thanks
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What you are describing would require a 15 amp male to 30 amp female adapter. You should use the dog bone type. Use a 12 gauge extension cord. Run should not be more than 25 feet if you run the air conditioner. With a 15/20 amp service you will be able to run everything except the air conditioner. The air conditioner can be run but only when nothing else is in use.
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I run a 12 gauge 50' cord from my garage into the 30' rv cord with a hockey puck adaptor. It will run my 15k ac with no problem. This is from a 20 amp circuit.

I don't do this, but I can do it. I j normally use this setup to keep my battery charged year around and to run the two fridges in my trailer.
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I run a 12 gauge 50' cord from my garage into the 30' rv cord with a hockey puck adaptor. It will run my 15k ac with no problem. This is from a 20 amp circuit.

I don't do this, but I can do it. I j normally use this setup to keep my battery charged year around and to run the two fridges in my trailer.
You may not be getting full voltage with that long a run, and especially with two frigs and an AC running...along with everything else in the background...
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