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Old 11-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #11
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Wmtire. That is exactly what it looks like. The people that own the building have more money than God so it would solve a lot of problems if they would convert it to a 50 AMP. I don't understand the purpose of a dryer receptacle in a storage building.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:06 PM   #12
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Wmtire. That is exactly what it looks like. The people that own the building have more money than God so it would solve a lot of problems if they would convert it to a 50 AMP. I don't understand the purpose of a dryer receptacle in a storage building.
Good deal, I was figuring that's what it was. We actually have everything in place for it to work on your 50 amp RV......but we're not just quite ready.

Do you own a multitester? We want to test the outlet in the building first, just to make sure of everything.

If it all checks out good (and I will show you what to test/measure voltage for), then all you need is this first adapter shown at the link below, which is a NEMA 14-30P(Plug) to a NEMA 14-50R(Receptacle):

http://evseadapters.com/adapters-for-tesla-model-s.php
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:46 PM   #13
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Good Job wmtire. I figured somebody had adaptors made for this. I did not enter the correct words in the search engine to find that site. Electricity just is not that hard if you got the hot and neutrals in the correct matching locations. Of course respecting the wire gauge and amps are important also.
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I don't own a multi-tester. Walmart??
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:04 AM   #15
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I don't own a multi-tester. Walmart??
Or any automotive parts store.
Menards.
Home cheapo.
Lowes.
Ace harware.
Etc etc etc
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Or any automotive parts store.
Menards.
Home cheapo.
Lowes.
Ace harware.
Etc etc etc
Wal-Mart and All the above. Sears has them on sale all the time. Radio Shack too. You can get a digital or analog one. Some prefer digital. You just need to make sure it can measure up to 250 volts AC for our purposes. You don't have to get the professional grade ones, and the $10-20 ones do the job.

These multi-testers are good for tracing down DC 12 volt problems too you will most likely encounter as you own your RV.

Just let us know what you get, and we'll show you how to set it up and what to test. It's not hard at all, and these multitesters are good to keep in your RV.

You can post here what tester you end up with, or feel free to send me a PM to make sure I see it.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #17
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I'm going to go ahead and post what we are going to measure voltage for in the NEMA 14-30 R (Receptacle), as I have time this morning. Buddy, when you get the multi-tester, and let us know what you get, we'll show you what to dial up to perform this test, and what not to touch on the probes with your bare hands.



The measured voltage (which can actually range somewhat but will probably be in the 110-125 volt and 220-250 volt range) should average between:

Y and X should be 240-Volt,
Y and W 120-Volt,
Y and G 120-volt

X and G 120-volt, ,
X and W 120-Volt,

W and G 0(zero)-Volt

Buddy, there is another reason why I think it's important that you learn the multitester uses, and I will explain it later, as I don't want to overwhelm you starting out. We'll dabble on that later for you, as well as anyone else who may read this in the future. We're just going to keep it simple now.

I also edited the title of your post to clarify for everyone that we are discussing a 240/120 volt split-phase service 30 amp outlet, and not a 120 volt single phase 30 amp one. I will also clarify these differences later too, but they have actually been correctly pointed out by others earlier in this thread.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:32 AM   #18
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This is great stuff. Electricity scares the -ish out of me, but knowledge is power...
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Agree on multi tester. $9.99 at harbor freight. I've gotten 3-4 free with coupons. Must have.
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Agree on multi tester. $9.99 at harbor freight. I've gotten 3-4 free with coupons. Must have.
When you get your next one, send it up my way.
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