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Old 01-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #11
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Started beer thirty early today, but still have to ask--What is a dogbone?
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:03 PM   #12
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This previous forum thread may help:

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Old 01-11-2014, 08:07 PM   #13
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Im not sure why you guys are calling your household outlets 20 amp because they are not unless they look like the one in the picture I've provided.

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Started beer thirty early today, but still have to ask--What is a dogbone?
They call these type of adapters a dogbone type, cause it resembles a dog's chew bone in shape when laid out end to end.



This type below is what is referred to a straight plug type:

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The correct voltage is 120, the other two haven't been used in a very long time.
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Okay. 15amp. Now, has anyone had the experience of stepping down from 50A to 20 (15)A with success? I just blew my house outlet plugging into the 50/20 circuit (non gfci). There was nothing on in the RV, battery disconnected, no utilities, nothing. Is it possible that the dogbone 50/30 is bad? I don't like to experiment with my rig.
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It's possible you have a bad dogbone.........and it's also possible you have a bad extension cord (we have seen this before as people miswired them when replacing ends on them).

Have you turned off the main breaker in your trailer, and the individual circuit breakers?

You need to do this anyway, while plugging into your house, to prevent electrical arcing at the outlet.

Do you own a multi-meter?
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I go from 50 to 30 with a dog bone. I then use the little adapter to plug from 30 to 15 (or a normal house plug). I use a outside type HD (orange) extension cord plugging into a gfi outlet. No issues.

I think your ext cord is bad or the dog bone.
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I just wired an rv 30amp receptacle with 12-3 grounded romex on a 20 amp breaker and plug the regular 30 power cord into it. It has a cover to shield it from rain.
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Okay. 15amp. Now, has anyone had the experience of stepping down from 50A to 20 (15)A with success? I just blew my house outlet plugging into the 50/20 circuit (non gfci). There was nothing on in the RV, battery disconnected, no utilities, nothing. Is it possible that the dogbone 50/30 is bad? I don't like to experiment with my rig.


Yes, I've done this exact setup- 50 to 30 dogbone and then a 30 to 15/20 dogbone to a 50' extension cord and actually *do* plug into a GFCI plug in my garage (though, that part I understand that GFCI park seems to be a bit of luck).

Unfortunately, I don't have the foggiest idea for what to tell you to try and test. What you're trying to do *is* possible, though.
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