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Old 08-12-2013, 08:11 PM   #21
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Yes, the RV came with an adapter to take the 50 amp plug to a 30 amp plug.
You are good to go, just remember you are going to be severely power deprived in that configuration.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:16 PM   #22
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You are good to go, just remember you are going to be severely power deprived in that configuration.
I know. I just need something right now to be able to recharge my battery and run lights and water pump.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #23
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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.
And even this is partially true. It is only 240 if you measure leg to leg. And 240 is only utilized if you plug in a 240 volt appliance. Otherwise its still 120 per leg and each leg can be used as 120.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:59 PM   #24
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Evidently I wasn't clear with my statement. The gen has not been modified. The electrician fabricated a cable with the house plug on one end and a plug that fit the gen on the other end.
Sorry my bad I went back and re-read your question you said it correctly I read it wrong.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:18 PM   #25
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With that being said I had a qualified and competent generator expert rewire my gennie and he eliminated that 4 prong 120/240 oulet and put in a 30 amp rv receptical.
It has worked flawlessly for over a year now.

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I second that, qualified personal. Being a single sided single phase load the other half of the winding will run unloaded. Depending on how the generator regulates this may have to be taken into consideration.

The local Home Depot has these on clearance for $199.00

3500 watts with a 30 Amp RV Plug built in.




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Took some pictures when I hooked up this morning. There is a wire screw holder where it says "neutral bonded to frame" Should I be attaching something to it. There is also a 120 20a 3 prong twist lock to the left of the 4 prong 120/240 I am going into now. Would it be a better option? Thanks for all the help.
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Took some pictures when I hooked up this morning. There is a wire screw holder where it says "neutral bonded to frame" Should I be attaching something to it. There is also a 120 20a 3 prong twist lock to the left of the 4 prong 120/240 I am going into now. Would it be a better option? Thanks for all the help.
Is this manual for your generator?

http://www.mitsubishi-generators.com...-5800-6700.pdf

Is that a 20 amp or 30amp 120 twistlock? You should have a switch on your panel somewhere to select 120 only or 120/240.
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Is this manual for your generator?

http://www.mitsubishi-generators.com...-5800-6700.pdf

Is that a 20 amp or 30amp 120 twistlock? You should have a switch on your panel somewhere to select 120 only or 120/240.
That is the manual. Looking closer it is a 30 amp 120 twist lock. The gen does have a select switch for 120 or 120/240. I hadn't looked real close as the electrician had chosen to use the 20 amp 120/240 plug to supply the bypass box in the house. That kinda locked "MY" thinking into that would be the best for the RV as well. Another lesson in what applies in one situation doesn't necessarily work the best in another situation. Will be getting adapter as soon as practical.
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That is the manual. Looking closer it is a 30 amp 120 twist lock. The gen does have a select switch for 120 or 120/240. I hadn't looked real close as the electrician had chosen to use the 20 amp 120/240 plug to supply the bypass box in the house. That kinda locked "MY" thinking into that would be the best for the RV as well. Another lesson in what applies in one situation doesn't necessarily work the best in another situation. Will be getting adapter as soon as practical.
All that is required is a twist to RV adapter and you are good to go for 30 amps. Be safe, have it checked by an electrician if you are unsure .

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After reading this, I'm glad the generator I bought already had the 30amp RV outlet on it!
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