Originally Posted by jbutch
Is it possible to use a 50 amp pedestal with a adapter plug with a 30 amp system?
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Although the 50 amp 120/240 volt pedestal has two 120 volt lines, the adapter terminates one of the legs in the adapter, and thus only one is available to your RV, as in a normal 30 amp outlet....so they just use the adapter and plug into the 50 amp outlet.
Many people do this when at campgrounds that don't have a 30 amp outlet, or many times the 30 amp outlet is weak/damaged due to it being used a lot more often than a 50 amp outlet.
You can get these adapters off Amazon, Camping World, just about any RV dealer, and even at Wal-mart stores in the RV section.
I prefer the dogbone type adapter (it looks like a dogs chew bone when laid flat), as it allows you to close the pedestal cover....whereas the straight plug type adapter usually will not.