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Old 07-09-2015, 11:39 AM   #21
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Dog bone and you are good to go. 30 amp breaker in rig provides protection. Always good to have one ov the little plug in hot-neutral-ground checkers to verify the connections. Good to use any time you plug in to shore power.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:47 AM   #22
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Dog bone and you are good to go. 30 amp breaker in rig provides protection. Always good to have one ov the little plug in hot-neutral-ground checkers to verify the connections. Good to use any time you plug in to shore power.
Yes, Dogbone will work if its a 120/240 volt recept. If it's 240 volt it will be a different configuration and the dogbone won't even plug into it..

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Old 07-09-2015, 11:55 AM   #23
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Joe, I am aware of this but if someone use 2 seperate breakers, just because they are there, they can do this. Seen it done before.
Yes, It's physically possible.. Anyone who does this should not be in a Breaker Box..

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Old 07-09-2015, 12:12 PM   #24
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50/30

When I bought my house there was a 50A strange looking twist lock receptacle on the back of the house. Traced it back and it was connected to two 40A breakers. Went to Lowes and got a 30A receptacle, took one of the wires out of it's breaker and put one of the wires plus ground and neutral in the new home. 120v for three years and it only cost less than $9 plus fuel to go to Lowes.
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Be sure the electrical knows he/she is to wire a 30TT 30 amp 120 volt receptacle, not a 30 amp 220 volt receptacle. It would be good to download and print out information on NEMA 30TT receptacles and give it to your electrician.

I think that information is in the FROG forum library. Maybe someone can post a link to it. I can't with my phone.
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I just hired an electrician to do the dirty deed and get my 50 amp converted to a 30 amp. Thanks so much for all the ideas. Great source of great stuff.
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Be sure the electrical knows he/she is to wire a 30TT 30 amp 120 volt receptacle, not a 30 amp 220 volt receptacle. It would be good to download and print out information on NEMA 30TT receptacles and give it to your electrician.

I think that information is in the FROG forum library. Maybe someone can post a link to it. I can't with my phone.
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I just hired an electrician to do the dirty deed and get my 50 amp converted to a 30 amp. Thanks so much for all the ideas. Great source of great stuff.
if it was a 4 pole 220...a dogbone would have worked if it had the round ground and not the L. just pull the bridge off the 40 paired breaker. hope you dont need a 50 later...
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I really do not see this problem, If you have double pull breaker it's 220 volt. If you want to split it to 110 v receptacle just hook up one wire from the breaker to your receptacle. You can use the the other wire after you take it out of the breaker and install it in the neutral bar and leave the ground. You now have 110 volt. What am I missing here?
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if it was a 4 pole 220...a dogbone would have worked if it had the round ground and not the L. just pull the bridge off the 40 paired breaker. hope you dont need a 50 later...
If it's a "4 pole" as you call it (2-hots 1-neutral 1-ground ) you don't have to do anything but plug in your "dogbone" as you would at a campground..

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I really do not see this problem, If you have double pull breaker it's 220 volt. If you want to split it to 110 v receptacle just hook up one wire from the breaker to your receptacle. You can use the the other wire after you take it out of the breaker and install it in the neutral bar and leave the ground. You now have 110 volt. What am I missing here?
You are not missing anything..

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Yes, that's good for a 30 amp RV receptacle.
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Solera,
Could you possibly humor us with a picture of your "50A 240 receptacle on the wall in the garage"?
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After all these great responses to my questions, I have decided to go with an electrician for the tricky work. You who wrote that to me convinced me that its a good idea versus clean up after the house fire.
Thanks very much for the great ideas and so thankful for this forum.
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After all these great responses to my questions, I have decided to go with an electrician for the tricky work. You who wrote that to me convinced me that its a good idea versus clean up after the house fire.
Thanks very much for the great ideas and so thankful for this forum.
Good Idea, make double sure you tell him you need 110 volt, sometimes even electricians make a mistake......
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Could you possibly humor us with a picture of your "50A 240 receptacle on the wall in the garage"?
You do realize that would have made this a one page post??

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I just bought a adaptor @ Wall-Mart to carry with us incase we were to end up in a spot that only has 50amp service,,, it is 50amp male to 30amp female !!!
Do you guys believe this is safe to use ???
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You do realize that would have made this a one page post??

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Roger that, Joe! A picture may or may not have eliminated all "plug and play", dogbone, simple, or peculiar suggestions.

Solera, it would be a good idea to follow gljurczyk's advice: "Good Idea, make double sure you tell him you need 110 volt, sometimes even electricians make a mistake......"
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