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Old 07-02-2015, 04:51 PM   #1
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30 amp service

What's the downfall of plugging into a 30 amp service.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:56 PM   #2
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One A/C at a time
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:57 PM   #3
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You couldn't run both AC's at the same time. You would also be limited as to what other electrical appliances you could run when you had 1 AC going.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:35 PM   #4
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Thanks. Haven't had to do it yet. Just wanted to be aware of the downside. Thanks to all for the input.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:24 PM   #5
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A few weeks ago I camped at a Corp of Engineers Campground here in Tennessee. The power post had a bad breaker on the 50 amp side so I had to use the 30 amp. I have 13.5K ac units and was able to run both on 30 amp. But when we tried the microwave it popped the breaker. So I think if you're careful you can get away with running both ACs.
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Old 07-02-2015, 10:49 PM   #6
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You can run both AC's on 30 amp, but you won't be able to run anything else like microwave.
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Old 07-02-2015, 11:00 PM   #7
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If both start up at the same time mine will trip the breaker. As a result I will only run one to be sure I don't do damage to them. It can't be good to have them shut down while trying to start.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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Get the cord that plugs into a 30 amp and a 20 amp and has a 50 amp plug on the end... Priceless


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Old 07-03-2015, 01:32 PM   #9
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Like jcowles said , get yourself a cheater box.

They won't work (as a rule) on GFCI outlets.
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I have a 50 to 30 amp "dogbone" and an adaptor for that to plug into a 15amp 3 prong socket at the house. I avoid extension cords but can keep 1 a/c going while I have the rig at home. I plan to put a 30/50 amp box outside, but I've plugged up like this without issue. I (RIGHT OR WRONG) go in and change the charger/inverter shore power setting to 5 amps. My assumption (RIGHT OR WRONG) is that the battery charger won't try to draw heavy from the wall socket.
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