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Old 09-10-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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50 amp adapter

Do they make adapters for a 30 amp plug to use a 50 amp pole at a campsite? Also is there an adapter that allows you to use both your 30 amp plug and the 20 amp service that are next to each other? Thanks
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Old 09-10-2013, 07:39 PM   #2
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Heres the 50 amp male to 30 amp female adapter:



http://www.amazon.com/Voltec-16-0050...30+amp+adapter


Never heard of the second one though......
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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50 amp adapter

Call first. Though having a dogbone is a good idea. I find most 50amp peds have a 30 and 20 there as well
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Old 09-11-2013, 03:48 AM   #4
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I have seen the second one but they have all been home made. I am sure they are out there, just not much demand.
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Everyone should carry both adapters. 50 amp to 30 amp, 15/20 amp to 30 amp. You never know when you will run into a pedestal that has a problem with the 30 amp receptacle. I recommend the dog bone type. The single piece ones tend to overheat. The common problem I run into is the 30 amp receptacle is severly worn and loose. That is when I will use the 50 to 30 adapter. The 50 amp receptacle is usually a tighter connection.
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On my last trip I pulled into a place that only had a 50 amp hook up. They loaned me an adapter and I picked up one for about $21.00. Also if that happens you probably have an adapter to run 110 from your house, in a pinch you could use that just don't run your air conditioner.
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:20 AM   #7
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50 amp adapter

You can find most any combination of adapters
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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I carry all of the available adapters just because you never know what you are going to run into. They're cheap. I also installed a 20A inlet on my trailer so I can use the 20A outlet on the CG pedestals using a standard 12 gauge extension cord. That outlet feeds a double pole 20A breaker and from there goes to a couple of outlets in the living area to run space heated without cutting into the 30A service.
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It is impossible to carry to many adapters.
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I just left a campground a few weekends ago where the previous camper tried to jump the 20 am and the 30 amp to combine to a singe 50 amp for their camper. It fried the common to the point that it became unusable and required repair before our fellow camper could plug in. (Also is there an adapter that allows you to use both your 30 amp plug and the 20 amp service that are next to each other?) Please do not try to jump the circuits as it is dangerous. They can be used independently. I typically use the 20 amp plug to cook breakfast with my electric griddle so I don't blow a fuse with hair dryer and coffee maker going simultaneously. Your first part of the question as you have seen, (Do they make adapters for a 30 amp plug to use a 50 amp pole at a campsite?) yes - there is an adapter to use a 50 amp pole with your 30 amp plug.
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