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Old 06-11-2014, 10:58 AM   #21
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Ford Idaho what gennie is that?

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It is a Briggs and Stratton 5500w.

And the twist lock is rated at 30 amps.
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:05 AM   #22
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it may be a 30 amp rated plug but you only have 22.9 amps available at the plug.
This is a snap shot of your owners manual.

Lol read the NOTICE.

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Old 06-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #23
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Thanks Turbs! That's got me feeling a little better. We can live with 25 amps. Still gonna put a meter on it before plugging in the trailer. Not that i don't trust you, just for piece of mind. I appreciate all the help from everyone. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Thanks Turbs! That's got me feeling a little better. We can live with 25 amps. Still gonna put a meter on it before plugging in the trailer. Not that i don't trust you, just for piece of mind. I appreciate all the help from everyone. I'll let you know how it goes.
Please let us know that would be GREAT!
and yes I recommend checking it with a meter.

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Old 06-11-2014, 04:37 PM   #25
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Please let us know that would be GREAT!
and yes I recommend checking it with a meter.

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I'm happy to say you were correct. I fired her up and put a meter on it and the three prong twist was 120v. I reckon it just says 250v on it because that's what it is rated for? Got a platinum 3 way twist to 50 amp female (at least that is what the dealer thought it was made of because of what they charged) and ran the a/c, fridge, t.v. and a couple lights with no problems for about an hour. Makes me wonder if its more than 25 amps like it suggest. Anyways, doesn't matter now. It works for what I need and crisis adverted. Thanks for all the help guys.
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I'm happy to say you were correct. I fired her up and put a meter on it and the three prong twist was 120v. I reckon it just says 250v on it because that's what it is rated for? Got a platinum 3 way twist to 50 amp female (at least that is what the dealer thought it was made of because of what they charged) and ran the a/c, fridge, t.v. and a couple lights with no problems for about an hour. Makes me wonder if its more than 25 amps like it suggest. Anyways, doesn't matter now. It works for what I need and crisis adverted. Thanks for all the help guys.
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Old 06-11-2014, 08:48 PM   #27
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:16 PM   #28
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No that will not work.
I've been down this road...

My generator has 2 20 amp receptacles and "had" a 240/120 v "rv" outlet.
The 240/120 outlet has a floating neutral and is rated at 30 amps "on the 240 v side" and only "15" amps on the 120v side.
Deceiving I KNOW!

I had a "local" generator guru "rewire" my generator and install a RV 30 amp outlet.

OP I could be wrong but 20 amp may be the most you'll get out of this generator.

The a/c can draw up to 18 amps to start "higher if super hot out" and will run in the 12 -14 amp range.
Ron,

After reading your mention of this in another thread a couple of years ago when you first did this, I started to think about it, and decided it was the right solution for what I needed. So....

I recently did the same to my gen-set. It was easy, and was done for the price of the RV receptacle, some wire, solder, and a thirty-amp breaker. I followed the suggestions here:
Synchronous Generator Basics, Simple Guide to rewire your HEAD. | UtterPower.com

Fortunately, Coleman brought out the two stator windings with two wires each, not just a single one for the center-tap neutral. That allowed me to parallel-wire the two windings for full power availability at 120 volts, but eliminated the ability for the gen-set to produce 240 volts at all. I never have that need, so it was moot.

Though I have only one roof-top A/C, I suspect this would now run two (if they didn't both "start" at exactly the same time). It will run the A/C and the microwave simultaneously.

The down-side? It's an open-frame gen-set, and it's noisy. I built a "doghouse" surround for it, complete with air circulation blower, but I only set it up if we're going to be in one spot for a while.

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