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Old 08-25-2013, 03:01 AM   #1
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50 amp male to 30 amp female adapter

Is it safe to plug into a 50 amp plug with an adapter (dog bone) for my 30 amp TT?
Or do I need to put a 30 amp breaker box between the adapter and the TT?
(adapt the adapter)
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It's safe.
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Old 08-25-2013, 07:43 AM   #3
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Using a properly wired adapter is OK. You can pick them up at Wally World in their RV section.

Here is a link that helps explain how it works:

Using a 50 to 30 Amp RV Power Adapter - RV Basics .com
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Old 08-25-2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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You could fry your 30 amp trailer cord if something happened before your breakers trip in your trailer. If you have a 30 amp surge protector between the 50 amp to 30 amp dog bone and your 30 amp trailer cord that would protect the your cord and the cord to your breaker box. That is the way I would do it to be safe.
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You could fry your 30 amp trailer cord if something happened before your breakers trip in your trailer. If you have a 30 amp surge protector between the 50 amp to 30 amp dog bone and your 30 amp trailer cord that would protect the your cord and the cord to your breaker box. That is the way I would do it to be safe.
How does a surge protector protect a cord from overload?
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How does a surge protector protect a cord from overload?
The good ones monitor not only volts but amp draw also.
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The good ones monitor not only volts but amp draw also.
Could you give me a specific model or brand that you think does that? My Progressive Industries EMS unit does not. In fact, it doesn't even properly display currents above 35 amps on the readout. (But that's a 50-amp EMS.)
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Could you give me a specific model or brand that you think does that? My Progressive Industries EMS unit does not. In fact, it doesn't even properly display currents above 35 amps on the readout. (But that's a 50-amp EMS.)
Portable Surge Guards With LCD Display - 30 Amp - TRC 34730-001-LCD - Surge Protectors - Camping World

I plug into the 50 amp with my surge protector.
No problems
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Could you give me a specific model or brand that you think does that? My Progressive Industries EMS unit does not. In fact, it doesn't even properly display currents above 35 amps on the readout. (But that's a 50-amp EMS.)
Pricey but good.....
TRC 30 Amp Portable RV Surge Guard with LCD Display
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Thanks guys. I do see that it says they do that, but I think all it means is that they display the amps value. I am going to call TRC on Monday and ask them.
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