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Old 09-10-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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Open Ground Code Still

Second go around here. I installed the hard wired Progressive 50 amp EMS yesterday. It gave me the open ground code.
When I git off work today I watched a couple of You Tube "how to" videos on installing a 30amp plug for an RV. I pulled the plug apart and it's all wired correctly. I checked the breaker box on the house and all the wires seem to be hooked up right. They added a new box for it during the installation for the RV plug and power for my future shop.
The EMS system is wired correctly. I have a 50amp cord with the 30 amp crossover connected to the outlet.
After double checking everything I still get the "open ground " error that results in no power to the 5er. If I bypass the EMS everything works fine.
I have no clue what's up. Could it be going from 50 to 30 amp ? Could it be something on the inside of the 5er causing this? Just looking for the next thing or two to chase down.

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Old 09-10-2014, 11:59 PM   #2
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So let me get this straight.

You had a 30 outlet installed but you have a 50 amp service rig?

50 amp camper.
50 amp cord
50 to 30 amp "reducer"
Correct?

black is hot.
White is neutral.
Green is ground.

if it's wired correctly "it's possible" that something is wrong with the adapter?



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Old 09-11-2014, 09:58 AM   #3
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You'd be correct on the set up.I would of ran 50amp but the cost of that and my pre-planning of power for my shop and the RV plug in garage would of been more $$.
I thought about the adapter swap last night. Swapping out the adapter is probably my least frustrating next move. I'll pick one up at Wally World after work.
Thanks for the response bud.



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Another suggestion is if you have a 30 to 15 amp adapter, try it and see if plugging into a 15 amp receptacle does the same before buying another adapter.
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Another suggestion is if you have a 30 to 15 amp adapter, try it and see if plugging into a 15 amp receptacle does the same before buying another adapter.
Good idea fonz.

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Your 30amp outlet is wired for 120v, correct? NOT 240V!
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Old 09-11-2014, 11:10 AM   #7
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Open Ground Code Still

Thanks Fonzie, Turbs great idea. I don't have one but that would probably be a cheaper route with the same results.

Aquaman,
Yes it's wired correctly all the way to panel. 120, ground and neutral. Thanks

Electrical stuff kills me. I can frame a house , roof, weld, pour concrete , put together a few motors back in the day and I can drill and cement a well. This is my first time messing around with the juice. I'm getting schooled up though with all the online searching and information provided here.
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I'm hard wiring a 50amp Progressive surge protector tonight but I have a 50amp supply on my pole that I also wired for my RV we will see if my install goes ok. I'll let you know. Good luck with it RKR.
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Thanks Yapster. The install is pretty cut and try. The hardest part was handling the heavy gauge wire inside the box area.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.


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Thanks Yapster. The install is pretty cut and try. The hardest part was handling the heavy gauge wire inside the box area.
Good luck and let me know how it goes.


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