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Old 06-12-2019, 02:58 PM   #1
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50amp rv plug

I am going to have an electrician to wire a 50AMP RV PLUG so my RV could be plugged in at all time when parking at the house. Currently, I am plugging my big Georgetown to a 15amp house plug.

1 - Just want to double check, the 50AMP plug should be 240Volts, right?
2 - If continue plugin at all time, would the house battery charger be trickled so that it would not shorten the battery life due to excessive charging.

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Old 06-12-2019, 03:02 PM   #2
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50 amp plug is 2 separate 120 volt legs, a neutral and a ground. I believe the chargers are automatic.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:06 PM   #3
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See if this old post helps.
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You need to understand how a split phase 50 amp service works for your RV, or you are going to be one unhappy camper.

Please. Please. Please read these links.


Electrical Tutorial - Chapter 3 - 30 Amp versus 50 Amp

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http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/50-amp%20Service.pdf

Is your 50 amp breaker, a double pole?
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I am going to have an electrician to wire a 50AMP RV PLUG so my RV could be plugged in at all time when parking at the house. Currently, I am plugging my big Georgetown to a 15amp house plug.

1 - Just want to double check, the 50AMP plug should be 240Volts, right?
2 - If continue plugin at all time, would the house battery charger be trickled so that it would not shorten the battery life due to excessive charging.

Thank in advance and have a wonderful week.
A RV that is 50 amp uses the standard NEMA 14-50 outlet.

Print out this pdf file and hand it to the electrician and you should be good to go. Always check behind everyone and make sure it's wired correctly:

http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/50-amp%20Service.pdf

EDIT: Mr. Dan beat me to it. Good deal.
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:30 PM   #5
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Many thanks, everyone, you all are wonderful!

Have a great week.

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Wow. Two site team member responses with schematic wiring diagrams.

If your electrician looks at their info with a puzzled look.....get another electrician. If itís hooked up wrong itíll be $$$$$$ to fix your rig.
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Wow. Two site team member responses with schematic wiring diagrams.

If your electrician looks at their info with a puzzled look.....get another electrician. If itís hooked up wrong itíll be $$$$$$ to fix your rig.
Yes, that was so cool that I have 2 site team members help me out. That said, I would not plug my RV into any power outlet that was not "OK" by my trusted "Progressive Surge Protector".

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