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Old 06-03-2012, 05:35 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by free-to-roam View Post
Not to get into a spitting match, but, iN ONE SEASON I replaced, totally 6 pedistals, all of which had these cheater boxes on them. In effect, one makes the pedistal outlet look like an extension cord, with multiple recipticles...If one did that inside ones home, fire could result, but, since all the overloaded wiring is underground, fire is avoided.
The advertised fact that it will not operate on a GFI circuit should tell the user somethig....
The GFI senses the combining of a parallel circuit, out of balance, so it stops the operation of electricity fllowing through the device.
I finally posted a notice, that anyone using such a device, would be disconnected, and charged for replacement of pedistal equipment id damage had occured.
Incidents stopped, and, we eventually replaced all 30 A peds with new 50/30/20, and proper feeder supplies.
We have seen a few enterprising folks split the 50 A into two lines, still do not recomment this, for safety sake, but, they won't hurt my equipment...
just speaking from experience...
Are you a licensed electrician and how old were the pedestals you replaced?

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #30
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I made a "cheater box" and have only used it one time with no problems for me or the CG.

I'm not sure how there is a difference between using one and having your rig connected to the 30A outlet and connecting something like a chest freezer to the 20.

Back to the OP question. Why not just run your outdoor lighting and stuff on the CGs 20A and use an extension cord? Unless your are running some impressive stuff a decent heavy duty duty cord should do it. Most of the 20s are GFCI anyway so not so much fire hazard.

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Old 06-03-2012, 01:47 PM   #31
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Are you a licensed electrician and how old were the pedestals you replaced?
Yes..Indiana...less than 5 years...
Back to a 5'er after 4 yrs fulltime.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Wanabee FTer View Post
I think this is the cable you're looking for

Conntek 50A to 30A (x2) RV Camp Power Y Adapter 14961 | eBay

I don't think there would be any concerns using a a setup like this, but you would need to run 30A extension cords with the adapter.

$100 !!! Thats nuts. You could build one for half that.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:17 PM   #33
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You can do this. I used to power both my former Class C and race trailer off of one 50 amp outlet. The Class C and trailer were 30 amp units. I called Progressive and talked to the owner about what I wanted to do. Here is what I have; EMS50PTC with a Progressive Buddy Box plugged into it. It has two 50 amp outlets. From there I used two 50 male to 30 female pigtails and ran 30 amp cords to the RV and race trailer. I'm no longer racing and now have a 50 amp Class A.

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Old 10-29-2012, 07:25 AM   #34
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Yes, #2 & #5 plus 50male & 30 female dog bone adapters.

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