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Old 05-25-2015, 09:30 PM   #91
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OK, let me say this in a better way. I even confused myself how I stated it earlier. Can I run a 50amp to 30amp pigtail (at pedestal) to a 30amp surge protector to my FR, which is 30amp?
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Old 05-25-2015, 10:13 PM   #92
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If you are ever considering upgrading to a bigger unit, then get the 50 amp unit so you can transfer it over. It will run both 50 and 30 amp service.
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Old 05-26-2015, 07:08 AM   #93
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OK, let me say this in a better way. I even confused myself how I stated it earlier. Can I run a 50amp to 30amp pigtail (at pedestal) to a 30amp surge protector to my FR, which is 30amp?

Simple answer is 'Yes'. I've done this with my 30A Surge Guard.

But I mostly camp at 30A sites and only occasional use my pigtail. If you're going to mostly be at 50A sites, and if you plan to upgrade, then might as well get the 50A protector now.





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Turbs, what if i'm at a 30amp box.
Plug your 30 amp cord into it like normal.

You'll still plug in like you normally would

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Plug your 30 amp cord into it like normal.

You'll still plug in like you normally would

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I think he's looking at a portable unit, not a hardwired.

With a portable 50A unit on a 30A site it'd be 30->50 pigtail, unit, 50->30 pigtail, trailer.

Hardwired it'd be no difference. Just plug in straight to 30, or pigtail from 50->30 and then plug in, depending on the site.




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I think he's looking at a portable unit, not a hardwired.

With a portable 50A unit on a 30A site it'd be 30->50 pigtail, unit, 50->30 pigtail, trailer.

Hardwired it'd be no difference. Just plug in straight to 30, or pigtail from 50->30 and then plug in, depending on the site.




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Missed the mention of portable unit.
I was talking hardwired version only.


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Thanks for the info. I believe I got it. I also use mostly 30amp service but for some reason we could only get 50amps this last trip at two separate parks so I used my pigtail. I will get the 30amp surge protector and use it in line from pigtail to my rv if I am using the 50 to 30 pigtail. Thanks all for the help.
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