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Old 06-25-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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50 amp to 30 amp

we have the 350 TS with 50 amp service, when going to a park with only 30 amp service ( we have the adapter) what are the limitations for usage ? I was told i can only run one AC etc any info will help.
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Old 06-25-2011, 11:35 AM   #2
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One A/C unit, and probably best to NOT use the microwave at the same time. The worst that will happen, is that the breaker for your site will trip. Just limit running multiple units that involve heating elements at the same time.........electric heating pad, coffee maker, toaster, etc.


Other than that, you should be good to go.
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Old 06-25-2011, 01:12 PM   #3
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I actually just came home this morning with one of these “Y” adaptors from Camco. With the adaptor you are feeding your unit 30+15=45 amps.
You’ll still have some limitations but will provide some more versatility.
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:58 PM   #4
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that looks like it should take care of more then you get out of just using a 30 amp adapter, where did you purchase it??
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CW has them. Got mine @ the local RV store. (Indian Valley in Souderton PA) $50+/-
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Old 07-08-2011, 09:09 AM   #6
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SWEEEET!!!!! I NEED one of those
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i have an older version of that. mine has two 30 amp plugs one of which had a 20 amp adapter. the way my trailer electrical is distributed, it didn't buy me much.
this past week, we adapted to 30 amp service. i was able to run the frig, microwave, 1 a/c, a freezer, hw heater, and lighting. when the washing machine went into dry, the breaker tripped. had to turn off the hw heater to dry clothes. i could probably have used the adapter (that adapts one 20amp and one 30amp to 1 50 amp socket) and put the 20 amp side on the leg with the washer/dryer and not tripped anything.
keep in mind, 50 amps thru one of those adapters is half what a normal 50 amp circuit has.
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We haven't had any issues with 30 amp service. A/C, water heater, etc., can run at the same time.
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I actually just came home this morning with one of these “Y” adaptors from Camco. With the adaptor you are feeding your unit 30+15=45 amps.
You’ll still have some limitations but will provide some more versatility.
gotta be careful with those things! easy to be electrocuted and if both plugs are on the same "leg" of the breaker box its no good.
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gotta be careful with those things! easy to be electrocuted and if both plugs are on the same "leg" of the breaker box its no good.
I used it (or tried to) for the first time last weekend.
Plugged the 30 amp plug in, then plugged the 15 amp in. The 15 amp GFI blow immediately.
Unplugged, reset, turned off the breaker & plugged the 15 amp back in.
As soon as I turned the breaker back on the 15 amp GFI tripped again.
I ran a 10 gauge extension cord from the 15 amp side of the “Y” adaptor to the site next to mine. As soon as I plugged it in the GFI blow.

Now everything works fine when I’m plugged into the 50 amp (real, wired correctly) panel on the side of my garage.
Everything also works fine when I use my 30 to 50 adaptor at a campground where they only have a 30 amp pedestal. So I know everything is okay with the rig.

It’s been 25 years since tech school & too many years behind a desk. They’re right when they say “you don’t use it you lose it.”
Got to dust off some of the old text books & bone up on my OHMs law…
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