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Old 07-23-2012, 02:23 PM   #11
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You're fine there. That's what I do at home too and it will run the air as long as nothing else big is running; like the microwave or water heater. It's all 110V. You are just using a 15 amp circuit (maybe 10 or 20) vs RV 30 amp.
so just to double check, i just bought a new twist lock 30A power cord for my trailer. i went ahead and bought the adapter that goes from the standard 30A blades to the conventional 110v 3 prong household plug. the dealer told me it would melt the adapter after a while and not hurt anything else. is this true? i realize that anything else should not simultaneously operate, but i had no problems with my last trailer when i did this. i was thinking the a/c needed a minimum/maximum of 20 amp protection. all help is appreciated. i'm just a little nervous with this newer trailer. i know i can always run my generator while at the house. i'm currently gathering up the supplies i need to run a separate breaker box just for the RV. thanks!
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:19 PM   #12
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i went ahead and bought the adapter that goes from the standard 30A blades to the conventional 110v 3 prong household plug.
Is this the style that has a few inches of wire in between the plugs or the hockey puck style?

I've seen melted puck styles in several places.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:28 PM   #13
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yessir, couple of inches between the plugs(factory stamped 15A/125V).
i also have the puck style which has no stamping.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:44 PM   #14
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i bought the yellow one today. the black one i found in one of the drawers of the trailer.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:59 PM   #15
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the dealer told me it would melt the adapter after a while and not hurt anything else. is this true?
No. No idea where that came from. Those adapters are rated for 20 amps so your house breaker would trip before any damage could be done to your adapter if you tried to overload it.

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i bought the yellow one today. the black one i found in one of the drawers of the trailer.
When was the last time you changed it's drawers?
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I bet the outlet your plugging into is NOT 20 amp but merely 15amp.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:24 PM   #18
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When was the last time you changed it's drawers?
new drawers to me. just bought the trailer. thanks y'all for the help! and you're right, i'll be plugging in to a 15A until i can install a new breaker switch just for the RV. TTFN
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