Originally Posted by Play Harder
I've. Been eating a lot of popcorn lol
The safest way is to put the capacitors inline w your AC unit
Your trailer wiring is not rated for 50amps - yes - it will handle it - but say something goes bad - now you got a breaker that won't blow till it has plus 50amps on 30amp wiring - this is called a fire - and total meltdown of all the copper in your electrical system - every time your draw more amps than what your wire is rated for - you are fatiguing the wire and if they used aluminum wire to save cost and is probably the wrong size (aluminum needs to be double the size of copper) needed instead of copper - the wire will fatigue extremely faster --- I work with 100 to 200 amp circuits everyday bumped up to 150KV
Bring the start up amps down w capacitor kits - AC, Fridge fan ect --They are cheap and a much safer alternative than using adaptor to plug into 50amps
Be Safe - trailer go up in minutes when it comes to a fire
My 2 cents
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My EMS (Progressive) was shutting down somewhere around 103 vdc (don't know the exact spec), and the 30A in the pedestal was tripping as well... 4 or 5 times, while I was trying to watch TV; this with everything on electric. The temp when I set up in the CG was 105 and every MH and trailer there had ACs running, nonstop.
Going to the 50A adapter stopped the pedestal from tripping (of course), however this doesn't leave me vulnerable, because the 30A EMS was still in front of the trailer cord.
Similar to TURBS my line voltage then stayed above the voltage that would cause the EMS to switch the power off (technically it isn't tripping) and the pedestal breaker didn't trip again... not for the rest of the month. I looked at the voltage several times and it was never below 110 vac, but don't have any way to capture lows and highs. And, it let me keep everything on electric and stop burning my LPG.
I don't mean to stir the pot (yes, I do) but if breakers trip at the printed value, you would be resetting breakers every day, even at home. What it takes to trip depends on the current and the duration, like Herk shared. It will allow higher current than you might believe for a very short duration, but much less for a long duration.
Thats my story and I'm sticking to it. Pass the salt, please.