Originally Posted by Lawdawg337
Good day all trying find a portable Generator that has 50 amp RV outlet. Have found some with 30 amp outlets, but no 50 amps yet. Would appreciate any help and sorry if this questioned has been asked before. I am new to the forum and could not locate.
What all are you trying to run in your 50 amp RV off of a generator?
The reason I ask is wattage is the main thing to be aware of as generators are rated as such. How much you will need, is a deciding factor.
You can use an adapter to plug a 50 amp into a 30 amp, but here again you need to know how much wattage all of your appliances and such will need.
Watts = volts X amps
so a 30 amp RV needs, for full power
3600 watts = 120 volts X 30 amps
A 50 amp RV is actually two legs of 120 volts (100 amp total) and is misunderstood often. It has two legs at 50 amp per leg.
so to fully power a 50 amp RV's capabilities (but is hardly ever used in real life)
12000 watts = 120 volts X 50X2 (100 amps)
If you can figure out what all you need to power and the wattage, you can size accordingly for a generator.
This may help:
Here is a portable one with a 50 amp receptacle (but it may not provide 50 amps per leg though). So even though it has a 50 amp receptacle, it may not provide enough wattage per leg for your RV if you are running both air-conditioners, etc. I haven't checked the specs on it to see exactly how much it provides per leg on the 50 amp. It may provide plenty. It is not going to be quiet generator though, and noise is another consideration you may have to account for in your determination.
We have some real expert generator gurus here on the forums, and I'm sure they will be able to provide better advice or correct anything I messed up on.