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Old 08-02-2012, 04:55 PM   #21
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Basically Lou when u pay for a 30amp site you get every amp u pay for lol.
If only that were so. It has been my experience that 30 amp breakers are so weak that they trip at around 27 amps.
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:18 PM   #22
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If only that were so. It has been my experience that 30 amp breakers are so weak that they trip at around 27 amps.
false advertising then !
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Old 08-02-2012, 05:21 PM   #23
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false advertising then !
Not really, they may be talking about the PLUG and not the service
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:29 PM   #25
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Actually the (2) 50 amp and (2) 30 amp plugs are similar but different. They each have an individual NEMA number and purpose.
The 50 amps are the same plug!

http://www.myrv.us/electric/Pg/50amp_Service.htm

The 30 amp is definitely a different plug it is a 120Vac only plug
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:39 PM   #26
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Are you sure that the Dryer outlet is the (Same) as a 50 RV ? If so no wonder people are frying their units. I though we had (Elec.codes)! Youroo!!
People are frying their units by plugging into a 30Amp 120 Vac plug that has been improperly wired for 240Vac.
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People are frying their units by plugging into a 30Amp 120 Vac plug that has been improperly wired for 240Vac.
Exactly
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:29 PM   #28
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Dryer Plugs have 2 slanted "line" blades and a BLADE ground and are wired for 220VAC.

RV plugs have 2 slanted "line" blades and a ROUND ground and are wired for 110 VAC.

http://www.stayonline.com/reference-...ght-blade.aspx
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Dryer Plugs have 2 slanted "line" blades and a BLADE ground and are wired for 220VAC.

RV plugs have 2 slanted "line" blades and a ROUND ground and are wired for 110 VAC.
Yes on old 30 amp dryer plugs, that is the confusion on a 30 amp hookup. This is where electricians fail and wire up the wrong thing. All they need to do is read the front of the plug. All plugs should have stamped 120Vac for (RV TT-30) RV plug, or 120/240Vac for (nema 10-30) old dryer plug.

However, New code uses the 50 amp nema 14-50R or 30 amp nema 14-30R depending on what you put in. On ranges they use the 14-50. These nema 14-50's is what 50 amp rv's use.
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For the OP asking about how 50 amp works. I am sorry we have gotten a little off track to your original question.
This link is a good read and also shows diagrams and how adapters are wired.

Electrical Adapters

Here is another link for those that do not have a line tester, this is a cool little gadget for those that like to DIY things.

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