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Old 01-29-2016, 01:04 PM   #11
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I did on my last 30 amp unit.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:05 PM   #12
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There is not much benefit plugging into a 50 a source versus 30 a source if you have a 30 a RV and both sources are available. The thing you should do is put a surge protector between the source and the RV. That will resolve your concerns.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:11 PM   #13
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When In Nashville last year I was plugged into 30 amp, about noon I was down to 102 volts.
Plugged into the 50 and was back up to 112v
My recent experience.
Was the 30 amp plug on the same post as the 50 amp. The reason I am asking is that the 30 amp plug on the post is supplied with power from the 50 amp wire. So you should not have had a voltage drop by using the 30 amp.
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Voltage drop on the 30 amp connector is most likely from the worn out 30 amp receptacle. Not making good contact with plug. 50 amp is used less and tighter.
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:54 PM   #15
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50 Amp

I may be missing something here but using 50 amp service means the breaker is a 50amp breaker. A breaker is a safety device to prevent excess current. If there is a short or wiring fault it will draw up to and including 50 amps before the breaker will trip. That means, among other things, your 30 amp cord may burn up and any electrical items that are in trouble may also catch fire..
Why would you risk your safety?
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Old 01-29-2016, 01:58 PM   #16
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There is not much benefit plugging into a 50 a source versus 30 a source if you have a 30 a RV and both sources are available. The thing you should do is put a surge protector between the source and the RV. That will resolve your concerns.

Not true read my above experience.


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Old 01-29-2016, 01:59 PM   #17
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Is 50 Amp power better than 30???

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Was the 30 amp plug on the same post as the 50 amp. The reason I am asking is that the 30 amp plug on the post is supplied with power from the 50 amp wire. So you should not have had a voltage drop by using the 30 amp.

Same post for both.



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Old 01-29-2016, 02:00 PM   #18
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I may be missing something here but using 50 amp service means the breaker is a 50amp breaker. A breaker is a safety device to prevent excess current. If there is a short or wiring fault it will draw up to and including 50 amps before the breaker will trip. That means, among other things, your 30 amp cord may burn up and any electrical items that are in trouble may also catch fire..
Why would you risk your safety?

Your 30 amp breaker in your camper will trip before all of what you say happens.


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I have found the same thing with the voltage. I can plug in to 30A and get down to 108V. If I then walk outside, move the plug to 50A with an adapter, the voltage immediately goes up. In the winter it doesn't matter quite so much, but in the summer, it sure does.
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Here's the reality of it. When you plug your adapter into a 50 amp outlet you may actually be using the other hot circuit that you don't see on the 30 amp outlet. Entirely possible for it to be better. Depends on how rhe post is wired. May help in some places, no difference in others.
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