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Old 09-17-2012, 11:34 PM   #1
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15amp-50amp pigtail, anyone use one

just want to know if anyone uses one of these. how does it work? do I need a surge protector when hooked to a Honda 2000 generator?
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Old 09-18-2012, 01:03 AM   #2
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You don't need a surge protector... A 50 to 15 amp would be OK if your just trying to keep your batteries charged and run some lights otherwise the 15 amp cord would be too small to run anything else.

I assume you have a 50 amp cord with your RV? I would use your heavy cord and then reduce down at the end for the generator.

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Old 09-18-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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You don't need a surge protector... A 50 to 15 amp would be OK if your just trying to keep your batteries charged and run some lights otherwise the 15 amp cord would be too small to run anything else.

I assume you have a 50 amp cord with your RV? I would use your heavy cord and then reduce down at the end for the generator.

50 amp to 30 amp

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A surge protector no matter the reason should always be used.
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I don't own anything with 50 am service, so correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears as thought that is NOT the correct plug for a 50 amp RV connection. I see only 3 connections on the 50 amp side when I should see 4- I think.

Edit: On second look, that appears to be the twist lock type on which I have no knowledge, so maybe only 3 connectors???? Looks as though maybe there is a connection made on the outside ring??
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I don't own anything with 50 am service, so correct me if I'm wrong, but it appears as thought that is NOT the correct plug for a 50 amp RV connection. I see only 3 connections on the 50 amp side when I should see 4- I think.

Edit: On second look, that appears to be the twist lock type on which I have no knowledge, so maybe only 3 connectors???? Looks as though maybe there is a connection made on the outside ring??
Correct 50 amp is four prong not 3

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Old 09-18-2012, 10:04 AM   #6
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i have one of those types of pig tails....ordered it from home depot....its nice while trailer is in storage so i can hook up a smaller extension cord just to keep the batt charged up...although that one does not appear to be a rv 50 amp "marinco" plug...it will work, but you need the right 4prong plug end!

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looks the same....
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Actually the point is does he need a surge guard...... as I stated before a surge guard is recommended regardless of adapting up or down from 50-30 or 15 amp.
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surge guard or not, that pigtail he posted and asked about will NOT work with his 50amp trailer.....although it would be amusing to watch him try and plug it in!! LOL....

however the one i posted will work.....and i agree....always use a surge device!
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surge guard or not, that pigtail he posted and asked about will NOT work with his 50amp trailer.....although it would be amusing to watch him try and plug it in!! LOL....

however the one i posted will work.....and i agree....always use a surge device!
Lol I figure he must have been using a generalised pic and not the actual to get his point across.
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