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Old 10-13-2018, 06:42 PM   #1
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Post Upgraded from 30 amp to 50 amp service.

I upgraded our Salem 29RKSS from 30 amp service to 50 amp service.

It was pretty easy. I had to replace the power panel because the original was a WFCO WF8955PEC which is a 30 amp unit only. I took the opportunity to upgrade to a Progressive Dynamics PD4560.

So here's a list of the parts I bought and some Pics of the 30 amp service.
I'll add pics of the 50 amp service later, but it's basically the same except it's cleaned up a lot.

Power Converter PD4560 . . . . . $255.00 (Best Converter)
50 Amp Double Pole Breaker . . . . $9.50 -- (Home Depot)
3C/#6 w/gnd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.84 -- (Home Depot)
50ARVKIT Conversion Kit . . . . . $149.22 -- (Walmart.com)
Camco 50 Amp Power, 25' . . . . . .$77.42 -- (Amazon)
For a Grand Total of . . . . . . . . . . $509.98

Here's the box that I had to coil 25' of 10/3 cable in.
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Here's a view of it with one side removed.
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Here's the cable coiled up with the box removed.
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Here's the WFCO Power Panel.
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Here's the legend. It's more readable than some I've seen, but the Moitor threw me for a while. And all the light circuits were labelled Lite!
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Old 10-13-2018, 06:49 PM   #2
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Since I already had a 30 amp receptacle mounted to the shop, and that's all I need at home, I took the Female end that came with the 50ARVKIT and put it on the old 30 amp cable to effectively make a 25' long 30 amp male to 50 amp female twistlock adapter. I took a piece of #10 awg wire from the cord and jumped from X to Y so both legs of the female end would be hot.
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Old 10-13-2018, 10:45 PM   #3
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I did the same thing last month. It was very easy just a bit time consuming. I hate stripping wires but having many new outlets for electric heaters is awesome!
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:04 AM   #4
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I plan on adding a couple of receptacles on a separate circuit, and I'm going to run a wire inside the wall and through the attic for a second A/C in the bedroom.
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:48 AM   #5
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You might want to recheck your math. Looks like a bit over $500 to be. Nice upgrade!
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:35 AM   #6
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x2 check your math. Unless that's the figute you told your wife so she didn't get pissed.
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Old 10-14-2018, 08:42 AM   #7
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I upgraded our Salem 29RKSS from 30 amp service to 50 amp service.


Here's the legend. It's more readable than some I've seen, but the Moitor threw me for a while. And all the light circuits were labelled Lite!

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So now I am curious. What does “Moitor” identify?
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You might want to recheck your math. Looks like a bit over $500 to be. Nice upgrade!
You're right. I messed up the excel formula, and I didn't manually check it before I posted it.
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So now I am curious. What does “Moitor” identify?
After a little searching I figured out that it was the water pump! I also figured out which fuse was for which lights. So now they're labeled correctly.
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After a little searching I figured out that it was the water pump! I also figured out which fuse was for which lights. So now they're labeled correctly.
So Moiter = Water Pump.

Not sure how or why, but that is good to know?
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