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Old 06-16-2016, 08:48 PM   #11
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Just my 2 cents. I thought that a 50 amp plug was 240 volts. 120 volts on two separate legs to ground. When adapting to a 15 amp plug you have eliminated one leg of 120 volts. I believe one leg is for one air conditioner and the other leg is for the other air conditioner and the rest of the unit.

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Not exactly, when you use a 50 amp female to 30 amp male adapter, what the adapter does is jumps the only ONE 30 amp 120 volt leg over to both the L1 and L2 sides...so that way both legs are powered in the 50 amp RV....but they are sharing the same 30 amps L1.

This schematic may help as you can see the jumper/adapter on the far right to understand how it works. I do not like the way it says "split" as it's actually "shared" between the L1 and L2...but you can get the gist.


The OP is adapting from 50 amps to 15 amps on his generator, but it still all works the same. He is going to be sharing the L1 15 amps across both his L1 and L2 in his RV. Everything is powered.....but just at 15 amps (1800 watts) total




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Old 06-16-2016, 09:04 PM   #12
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I didn't realize the 50a to 30a adaptor jumps the two hot legs together. Thanks for the info.

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Old 06-16-2016, 09:15 PM   #13
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I didn't realize the 50a to 30a adaptor jumps the two hot legs together. Thanks for the info.

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You are very welcome. This has been a great little thread discussion, and I should probably copy/sticky it somewhere, as this generator problem does come up here in the forums time to time.
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Sorry I didn't get to make the plug for the generator & try it . I ended up replacing all the spring shackles & bushing & also the a complete brake job on the 5th wheel. Repacked the wheel bearing to.
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