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Old 12-31-2016, 06:19 PM   #21
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I didn't read the OP that way. I read that he wanted a lighter cord to connect his rig to 50 amp pedestal. Glad he got it working, that is what matters. This is always a confusing subject.
I understand, but the way he is using a lighter cord, is by connecting to a 30 amp outlet.
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My Cedar Creek is 50amp and I keep it plugged in all the time at home, however only 30amp is hooked to the plug. Only 30amp feeds the 50amp receptacle. I do not have a dog bone, everything is 50amp. My electrician hooked it up for me, everything works in camper.


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My Cedar Creek is 50amp and I keep it plugged in all the time at home, however only 30amp is hooked to the plug. Only 30amp feeds the 50amp receptacle. I do not have a dog bone, everything is 50amp. My electrician hooked it up for me, everything works in camper.


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The way you are describing your setup, your outlet is most likely wired as a 30 amp 120/240 volt with a double pole breaker.

This is not the same as a 30 amp outlet wired 120 volt with a single pole breaker as RV's use.

Your setup is capable of a total of 60 amps, as opposed to 100 amps with a normal 50 amp 120/240 volt split phase outlet.
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The way you are describing your setup, your outlet is most likely wired as a 30 amp 120/240 volt with a double pole breaker.

This is not the same as a 30 amp outlet wired 120 volt with a single pole breaker as RV's use.

Your setup is capable of a total of 60 amps, as opposed to 100 amps with a normal 50 amp 120/240 volt split phase outlet.

I did not hook it up, I'm a danger to myself if I wire anything up. With wiring up my batteries I check everything out at least five times before I hook everything up


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If the OP has the money and space, maybe he should just invest in one of these:



They come in several sizes/shapes and some even have a powered retract capability.

Several manufacturers; here's MORryde: MORryde International, RV Suspensions, TV Mounts, Sliding Trays
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This is the reel I have in my Cedar Creek Click image for larger version

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