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Old 08-13-2012, 09:15 AM   #11
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Plugging into the 50 amp breaker means if there is something wrong it has to trip a 50 amp breaker instead of a 30 amp breaker. If the 30 amp is available plug in there. Of course, the power center in your trailer has breakers and fuses that are rated at 30 amps or below, so if something goes wrong inside the trailer they will trip off first.
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:33 PM   #12
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Since I'm not an electrician, is there any problem plugging into the 50 amp? What is the impact on a TT 30 amp system? Is it better to use the 50 amp instead of the 30 amp?
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Since I'm not an electrician, is there any problem plugging into the 50 amp? What is the impact on a TT 30 amp system? Is it better to use the 50 amp instead of the 30 amp?
There is no problem or impact on the 30 amp RV. It is always best to use the 30 amp receptacle if it is available and in good condition. The only time I would use the 50 amp receptacle is if the 30 amp connection was loose. Better to have a good 50 amp connection than a poor 30 amp one.
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Plugging into the 50 amp breaker means if there is something wrong it has to trip a 50 amp breaker instead of a 30 amp breaker. If the 30 amp is available plug in there. Of course, the power center in your trailer has breakers and fuses that are rated at 30 amps or below, so if something goes wrong inside the trailer they will trip off first.
My TT has a main 30 amp breaker and that will trip before the 50 amp breaker on the CG pedestal. I always prefer the 50 amp hook up, it is usually less used and in better condition.
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I have the opposite problem. 50 amp camper and most sites I've been to are only 30 amps. I have to adapt the other way and keep a lot of stuff turned off, or risk popping the post breaker.
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