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Old 10-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Anything wrong with this picture?

At a CG near Ft. Myers, Fl this weekend and this is the AC pedestal. I'm connected to the 30amp side w/surge protector.

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Old 10-29-2011, 02:14 PM   #2
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Yes, 50AMP is not 220V.
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:39 PM   #3
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DOH - hopefully it was just mis-labeled or whom ever unsuspecting plugs in will be in for a hot mess


if you have a checker for 50 amp I would to see if not advise the campground to keep another RV'er safe
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its correct...see the link---gives a detailed explanation of this type of 50amp,220vt. service
The 50-amp 120/240-volt 3 pole 4
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Old 10-29-2011, 03:55 PM   #5
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its correct...see the link---gives a detailed explanation of this type of 50amp,220vt. service
The 50-amp 120/240-volt 3 pole 4
This is the best explanation I have seen on this topic! So many do not comprehend this concept of electric very well!
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:54 PM   #6
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I always thought the 50 amp circuit was just a 110 leg with a 50 amp breaker

it uses two 110 legs which essentially is 220 but it just seperates them in the camper - am I reading this correct?
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I always thought the 50 amp circuit was just a 110 leg with a 50 amp breaker

it uses two 110 legs which essentially is 220 but it just seperates them in the camper - am I reading this correct?
correct. just like the L1430 plug on a generator. most midsize generators put out 30amp-220vt, but you can get a cord to plug into the 30 amp socket which splits into 4-110vt receptacles. a higher end RV which has a 50amp input will split the current into 110vt circuits internally,
an RV which has a 30amp feed has a cord that WILL NOT FIT in a 50 amp receptacle,so you cannot plug into it by mistake.
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It should be labeled 120/240V 50A. What they have there isn't necessarily wrong, it's just old school. Your right in that it is 2 120V phases with a separate grounded(neutral) and a grounding conductor. The 120V phases are not the same though and going between the 2 of them gives the 240V potential with 120V to ground.
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Nice link. I've tried to explain that before and I will use the link next time it comes up.
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I was going to say what's wrong with this picture is that I'm not there
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