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Old 07-24-2016, 08:34 PM   #1
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50Amp circuit connect to 15Amp house hold.

Brought my new MH home yesterday, under the Texas heat above 100 degrees, my MH interior was extremely baked.

I do not have the 50Amp circuit for the RV at the house yet and was wondering if I could connect my 50Amp RV to the 15Amp house circuit using the adaptors so I could have the power to charge up my batteries so I could use the 2 fantastic fans to suck the heat our of the RV.

Would this feasible? Have anyone done the similar thing?

Thank in advance.
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Absolutely! Might even be able to run 1 AC if not running anything else.


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Many thanks to Fonzie and Krazymace for your quick response. I will order the 10 gauge extension cord and the adaptors from 15Amp to 30Amp then to 50Amp to connect this system.

That is great!
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Be careful about running the air conditioner though if you decide to do it. As Krazymace said, NOTHING else should be running, including the fridge and anything plugged into the outlets. I did that, and the fridge starting acting flaky. It has since returned to normal, but I won't be doing that again.

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Brought my new MH home yesterday, under the Texas heat above 100 degrees, my MH interior was extremely baked.

I do not have the 50Amp circuit for the RV at the house yet and was wondering if I could connect my 50Amp RV to the 15Amp house circuit using the adaptors so I could have the power to charge up my batteries so I could use the 2 fantastic fans to suck the heat our of the RV.

Would this feasible? Have anyone done the similar thing?

Thank in advance.
I am doing basically that with our motor home. The difference is we have a 30Amp service. I bought a 30Amp to 15Amp adapter, a short twist lock cable to a male 15Amp three prong plug, and plug it in to a heavy duty extension cord to power our rig in the storage lot. I can run the fans, lights and fridge or our one 15,000 BTU A/C unit. Make sure you get a heavy duty extension cord or the power loss / drop may cause you problems.
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:56 PM   #7
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Try to find an house outlet that is not GFCI protected. GFCI's do not play nice if there are two of them in series .
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Just keep an eye on your voltmeter and keep it in the green


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Thank for all of your input. My main objective is to have the power to charge up the batteries so it could run the 2 fantastic fans which I am assuming they are both 12volts to suck the heat out of the cabin. Also, I have the small may be 10 cf lp/electric refrigerator that I may want to keep it working so that it will not smell if not use for a while. As far as the air conditioning, I don't think that I would need that since it will suck power like crazy to cool down the coach which may end up burning a hole in my pocket.

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Make sure your hot water heater is also off. Turn off the breaker....
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