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Old 02-26-2012, 05:06 PM   #21
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the plugs for 30 and 50 amps are not interchangeable without an adapter.
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:09 PM   #22
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Been using an a adapter for a long time without any problems!
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:11 PM   #23
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In using an adapter to plug in a unit wired for 30 into a plug for 50 would you need a 50a surge protector or would the 30a surge protector do?
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:54 PM   #24
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In using an adapter to plug in a unit wired for 30 into a plug for 50 would you need a 50a surge protector or would the 30a surge protector do?
you would want to get the surge that your trailer is rated for - so if your trailer is a 30 amp - you would want 30 amp
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Since we're on the subject of surge protector , If your TT is 30A (as ours is) if I install a 30A protector and visit a campsite that has a 50A outlet and I plug my 30A TT into the 50A outlet, what happens to the 30A surge protector? Should I install a 50A protector??? We travel alot and sometimes only 50A outlet are available.
If I'm not mistaken you can get a step down adaptor from the 50 amp to 30 amp from most RV locations and perhaps Camping World.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:50 AM   #26
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Is 30amp and 50amp the same voltage? 120V or is 50amp 220V
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Is 30amp and 50amp the same voltage? 120V or is 50amp 220V
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Need Advive. We already have a Progressive Industries 30 portable. We're awaiting our new 50 Amp 5er ( 1 AC unit) to go on our 30 Amp seasonal site. Correct me if I'm wrong but if we're on a 30 Amp site this setup would be OK. Power Pedastal -> 30 Amp surge protector -> 30 to 50 amp dogbone adaptor -> 50 Amp power cord to camper.
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50amp is still 120V just two legs of it in most coaches, a few due use 240v but not many.
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Is 30amp and 50amp the same voltage? 120V or is 50amp 220V
30 amps is a single 120v line

50amp is (2) two 120 legs just out of phase - means the 120 legs are seperated

if it is was 220 it would be in phase


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Need Advive. We already have a Progressive Industries 30 portable. We're awaiting our new 50 Amp 5er ( 1 AC unit) to go on our 30 Amp seasonal site. Correct me if I'm wrong but if we're on a 30 Amp site this setup would be OK. Power Pedastal -> 30 Amp surge protector -> 30 to 50 amp dogbone adaptor -> 50 Amp power cord to camper.
you are limited to the 30 amp breaker
I would think you would be ok but keep in mind that when you draw more then 30 amps (too much stuff running inside the camper) you are going to be going outside to reset the breaker on the pole when it pops.
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