Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2014, 10:41 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 24
30A + 15A to 50A adapter

I understand how the 30A to 50A works.

My dad said he saw this 30+15 adapter being used by a camper at a state park. I guess attempting to take advantage of a little extra power from the 15A receptacle (separate breaker at least) located in the power pole.

Has anyone ever seen one of these?

Thoughts?

Yeah, my first thought is....ok they put the 30A on one side and the 15 on the other side......where is the balance? Would it be switchable.

Thanks in advance.

Gene Failmezger
Sumter, SC
__________________

__________________
Gene Failmezger
Sumter, SC
2014 Sierra 355RE
2014 Ford F350 6.7L diesel
GeneFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,237
picture would help??
__________________

__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 10:48 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 24
Don't have one. Sorry. I personally have never seen one either.
__________________
Gene Failmezger
Sumter, SC
2014 Sierra 355RE
2014 Ford F350 6.7L diesel
GeneFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
fonzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,237
This must what your dad is talking about.

50 Amp 125/250V RV Female - (2) 30 Amp RV Male Plus Y-Adapter with Powersmart LED's - Furrion F5431RY-SB - Electrical Cords - Camping World
__________________
Fonzie
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 10:57 AM   #5
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,009
Are you talking about a "cheater box"? This is where it has two males ends that plug into a 30 amp and 15/20 amp outlet, and are connected to a 50 amp female outlet.

Amazon.com: 50 Amp Female to 30 Amp and 20 Amp Male Cheater Box RV Park Power Motorhome 50 Amp Box: Everything Else

Or are you talking about a Y adapter that has a 50 amp male plug, that then Y's off into a 30 amp female and 15/20 amp female?

http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-Adatpe...sim_sbs_misc_3
__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 11:00 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 24
Yes, thanks guys, they both look like what I was thinking of.

I actually like the one with 2 30A with the adapter so that one could choose which side had the lower amperage. (I guess they take the two plugs and put one on each leg.)
__________________
Gene Failmezger
Sumter, SC
2014 Sierra 355RE
2014 Ford F350 6.7L diesel
GeneFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 11:01 AM   #7
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
AquaMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Tipp City, OH
Posts: 6,477
I have used the 30/15amp - 50amp pigtail and it worked fine. Ran both A/Cs and everything else we wanted without ever popping a breaker. They will not work on an outlet that has a GFI though.
__________________
2016 Georgetown 364TS
Nights Camped 2017 - 49
AquaMan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 11:03 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 24
wmtire: The first link is the one I was talking about.

Thanks so much for every ones help.
__________________
Gene Failmezger
Sumter, SC
2014 Sierra 355RE
2014 Ford F350 6.7L diesel
GeneFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 11:05 AM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 24
AquaMan: Great! Personal experience. Thanks. Do you know/care how the load is split up?
__________________
Gene Failmezger
Sumter, SC
2014 Sierra 355RE
2014 Ford F350 6.7L diesel
GeneFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2014, 11:25 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Sumter, SC
Posts: 24
I just ordered this one. (price and prime)

Amazon.com: Conntek RV 50-Amp Power Optimizer (2) RV 30-Amp Plug to 50-Amp 125/250-Volt 14-50R Female Connector: Sports & Outdoors
__________________

__________________
Gene Failmezger
Sumter, SC
2014 Sierra 355RE
2014 Ford F350 6.7L diesel
GeneFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:08 PM.