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Old 07-21-2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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I was hoping that the camper would split this up or maybe the cord 50 amp cord that came with the camper would only utilize on of the 120v wires leaving the other dead.
It actually utilizes each of the 120 volts sides at 50 amps per side. This is how you get 100 amps total......from a 120/240 volt 50 amp service........which is over 3 times as much as a 120 volt 30 amp service.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #12
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Didn't the OP say his travel trailer was of the 50 amp variety?

If the generators 120/240 outlet is wired the same as a campgrounds 120/240 50 amp outlet, it should be OK. Maybe need the generator gurus to chime in on this one.

A TT wired for 50 amps is made to plug into a 240 outlet, then it uses the L1 and L2 as two different 120 volt sides inside the trailer.

However, we need to make absolutely sure the OP has a 50 amp TT. Does your power cord to the trailer have four prongs or three prongs?
You are forgetting the neutral that is required for a 50- amp service. A generator's 220 outlet does NOT have a neutral. FRY CITY if he makes an adapter improperly.
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Old 07-21-2013, 05:34 PM   #13
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FRY CITY if he makes an adapter improperly.
I don't guess I'm understanding where he needs an adapter, as it appeared the Champion generator had a regular 120/240 outlet that one could plug a 50 amp travel trailer into.

I do admit, I'm not a generator genius.
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The way I understand it is that each X and Y side of the 50 am plug is 120v. I was hoping that the camper would split this up or maybe the cord 50 amp cord that came with the camper would only utilize on of the 120v wires leaving the other dead. I am definitely not an electrician. I think I have uploaded a picture of the generator.
Based on the picture, which shows a 50-amp RV plug, you're probably good. It would certainly be worth your time however to use a volt meter to verify that the voltage readings are as shown in this diagram:
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(Having a Progressive Industries EMS unit would alleviate any risk from the generator being wired incorrectly.)
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Do we know for sure it's actually a 50 amp supply from the generator? It could possibly be less amps, but just a 120/240 outlet.

Can the OP be so kind as to tell us how many watt generator this Champion is?
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Your house wiring works the same way. Look in your homes circuit breaker box and you'll see both 120 volt breakers and 240 volt breakers (typically 240 volts are for well pumps, electric stoves, electric dryers). There's usually 2 vertical rows of breakers, with one row tied to the L1 line and the other tied to the L2 line. The 240 breakers are tied across both L1 and L2 (i.e., L1 + L2).
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You are forgetting the neutral that is required for a 50- amp service. A generator's 220 outlet does NOT have a neutral. FRY CITY if he makes an adapter improperly.
Serves me right for not scrolling down and actually LOOKING at the generator.
Yes, Virginia; there is a 50 amp RV service outlet! (with correct Neutral!)
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Looks like 2x~30 amp circuits on that "50 amp RV service" outlet.
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Ok, Thanks. You probably won't be able to run just everything at once, with that size, but you should be able to run an awful lot if not most. It all depends on how your TT is configured with the loads on each side (L1 and L2)

You still have twice as much power as a regular 30 amp TT which you can compute as:

Volts X amps = watts
120 volts X 30 amps = 3600 watts

BTW, if the OP decides he no longer wants this generator, I'll give you $100 for it. LOL
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