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Old 02-05-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Just wanted to get a poll on 50 amp 220V to 30 amp 120V converter for power. Hurtful to the RV or not?
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Just wanted to get a poll on 50 amp 220V to 30 amp 120V converter for power. Hurtful to the RV or not?
Are u asking that you want to switch from a 50 amp converter to a 30 amp?

Not sure I've seen a 240 rv converter.




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Old 02-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #3
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Are u asking that you want to switch from a 50 amp converter to a 30 amp?




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No a pig tail which plugs into the 50amp receptacle then crosses over to 30amp.. My camper is a 30amp.
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No a pig tail which plugs into the 50amp receptacle then crosses over to 30amp.. My camper is a 30amp.
I have one and use it regularly.
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Just wanted to get a poll on 50 amp 220V to 30 amp 120V converter for power. Hurtful to the RV or not?
I have to admit this is confusing. Perhaps some guesswork as to what you are really asking is in order.

I think what you are asking is: will using a 50 amp RV service plug to 30 amp RV service dog bone adapter hurt the RV and the answer is, no.

A 50 amp RV service is actually two 110 volt independent circuits each capable of providing up to 50 amps of current if needed. Since you will only be using one of those legs with an adapter and your camper has a 30 amp main service breaker, the camper is incapable of taking more than 30 amps (even though the service is capable of more).

Putting a 40 watt bulb lamp into a 20 amp wall outlet just draws less power than a 100 watt bulb in the same lamp. No damage is done to the bulb in either case as they just draw what they need to light. Putting too many lamps on that outlet will eventually max out the 20 amps available at the breaker and trip it off.

I hope that helps you.
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Should be titled "adapters"
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I have to admit this is confusing. Perhaps some guesswork as to what you are really asking is in order.

I think what you are asking is: will using a 50 amp RV service plug to 30 amp RV service dog bone adapter hurt the RV and the answer is, no.

A 50 amp RV service is actually two 110 volt independent circuits each capable of providing up to 50 amps of current if needed. Since you will only be using one of those legs with an adapter and your camper has a 30 amp main service breaker, the camper is incapable of taking more than 30 amps (even though the service is capable of more).

Putting a 40 watt bulb lamp into a 20 amp wall outlet just draws less power than a 100 watt bulb in the same lamp. No damage is done to the bulb in either case as they just draw what they need to light. Putting too many lamps on that outlet will eventually max out the 20 amps available at the breaker and trip it off.

I hope that helps you.
Thanks this what I always figured. I had someone (a lesstrician) tell me it was harmful to my camper. I did not think so since I was only pulling off one leg of the 50.
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Thanks this what I always figured. I had someone (a lesstrician) tell me it was harmful to my camper. I did not think so since I was only pulling off one leg of the 50.
A "less trician"? Yea, that is about right...

Hope you never ask him to work on your house or camper...
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