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Old 08-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #11
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Is your RV set up for 30amp or 50amp? Next question how big is the generator? I saw some amp numbers thrown around but didn't see anywhere that the size of genny was posted.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:33 PM   #12
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The gennie will "sense" if its 120 or 240.
So you are able to plug into that outlet BUT you'll only have 15 amps available and that will not run a/c.
You only have 30 amps at 240 volt sorry.


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Thanks. Am planning to get a new gen. Narrowed down to parallel Honda 2000's or the Yamaha 2400. Done some reading on a Boliy Pro3600SI Digital Inverter Generator. It seems interesting. More features than either the Honda or Yamaha and less money.
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Is your RV set up for 30amp or 50amp? Next question how big is the generator? I saw some amp numbers thrown around but didn't see anywhere that the size of genny was posted.
50 amp RV set up. Gen is 4000W.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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50 amp RV set up. Gen is 4000W.
50 amp RV is a 240 volt system. you have (2) 120 Vac legs @ up to 50 amps each (1) Neutral and (1) ground. Using your twistlock plug on your genny would be fine however you will only have about 17 amps on each one of the (2) 120 volt lines. So your A/C's wont work, you want at least 20-25 amps of good power to get an A/C powered up.
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The gennie will "sense" if its 120 or 240.
So you are able to plug into that outlet BUT you'll only have 15 amps available and that will not run a/c.
You only have 30 amps at 240 volt sorry.


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The genny does not decide weather 120 or 240 is put out. Its what we plug into it. If you plug a twist lock into that plug with only one of the hots tied to it it is 120 if you plug a twistlock into it, with both hots tied to it, its 240.

An assumption was made here as well. Most smaller gennys with a 120/240 plug are 20amp twistlocks not 30amp. His genny is a 4000 watt set max amps is 33.3@ 120 or 16.6@240
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50 amp RV is a 240 volt system. you have (2) 120 Vac legs @ up to 50 amps each (1) Neutral and (1) ground. Using your twistlock plug on your genny would be fine however you will only have about 17 amps on each one of the (2) 120 volt lines. So your A/C's wont work, you want at least 20-25 amps of good power to get an A/C powered up.
Thanks. Not really planning on using the air right now. We are in MN. My main concern was making sure it was OK to use the 120/240 plug on the gen
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The genny does not decide weather 120 or 240 is put out. Its what we plug into it. If you plug a twist lock into that plug with only one of the hots tied to it it is 120 if you plug a twistlock into it, with both hots tied to it, its 240.

An assumption was made here as well. Most smaller gennys with a 120/240 plug are 20amp twistlocks not 30amp. His genny is a 4000 watt set max amps is 33.3@ 120 or 16.6@240
It is a 20 amp plug in. I have the Park Power by Marinco 128A RV Generator Adapter 20 Amp Locking (4 prong)
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It is a 20 amp plug in. I have the Park Power by Marinco 128A RV Generator Adapter 20 Amp Locking (4 prong)
So with that then you ar going to use another adapter to go from your rv plug to that one?
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So with that then you ar going to use another adapter to go from your rv plug to that one?
Yes, the RV came with an adapter to take the 50 amp plug to a 30 amp plug.
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It sounds to me like someone about ready to burn up their power converter!

This scenario sounds an awful lot like those unhappy folks here who've
plugged their trailer into a dryer or welding receptacle at home and fired
lots of onboard stuff.

I have a genny with a 4 prong plug that's 220v. I can plug it into
my home breaker panel and power my house.
That 4 prong plug is not the same as the "50 amp" plug in an
RV campground.

Or am I wrong??
The issues you are thinking of is when people plug their 30 amp RV into a dryer or welding receptacle.
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