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Old 03-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #1
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Advice on 50A power adapter

Last week our campground suffered a bit of , well let's say, small electrical problems and we lost some power to our 30A outlets on our pedestal. Now we can't plug in our Wildwood.

Our only option would be to try and use a 50 to 30 adapter we found online. Here's the listing FYI

50A Male to 30A Female, RV Adapter

We haven't bought the adapter yet, because we wanted to know if there were any safety hazards to use this cord. From what it looks like you could draw too much power in the rv and cause some problems being hooked up to 50A service.

Am I correct?
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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I'd say you should be fine as you most likely have a 30 amp main breaker in your electrical panel too

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Old 03-07-2014, 05:47 PM   #3
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I am not sure I would plug my trailer back in to that post outlet.

It has problems with 30A what is going to happen with 50A?
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Just get one that it's designated for rv's 50 to 30 will work fine, make sure that the elec current in the pedestal it's correct.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:11 PM   #5
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I would get a surge protector in addition to the adapter just to protect your TT.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:31 PM   #6
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X 2 on the surge protector. If you don't already have one it is a sound investment to protect your rig.
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Old 03-07-2014, 08:34 PM   #7
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Need a 50 Amp surge protector - costs more than a 30 amp. Then you should have a 30 amp surge protector to sue when you can use a 30 amp receptacle.

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I use my 30amp when using an adapter. Works fine.

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:07 PM   #9
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We have used a 50>30 adapter with a portable 30 amp EMS plugged into the adapter and the MH into the EMS without any issues.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:09 PM   #10
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WalMart has an almost identical adapter for under $17 in the RV section. Just bought one a few weeks ago.
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