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Old 08-22-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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Electric Cord Adapter

Who makes a good power cord adapter, I want to step my 30 amp bone to a standard 3 pin plug, so I can plug into house power to pre cool the refrig before a trip.
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Camco...available everywhere, even Wal*Mart.

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Be very careful about plugging into a standard 3 pin household plug. Many of them are wired 220 volts. Make sure the plug you connect to is wired for a RV.
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If you plan to plug into a standard 120 Volt 15 or 20 Amp 3 pin plug the Camco adaptor will work fine. If you plug into a GFCI receptacle it might trip depending on how your RV is wired. Don't plug into a three pin dryer plug as it is 220 Volt. Good luck.
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For what you're wanting, just about any should work.

Spotted this on Amazon but they're easy to find just about anywhere.


Saw the warning above about the 220 volt. I don't think you have to worry about that.
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For what you're wanting, just about any should work.

Spotted this on Amazon but they're easy to find just about anywhere.


Saw the warning above about the 220 volt. I don't think you have to worry about that.

You'd be better to pass on the model above, I've used them and they get hot.
I use this one also Camco, from amazon, warning, it's 10 bucks more

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55165-P...o+30+to+15+amp

I also have this one as my coach is 50amp, and I don't need to go from 50 to 30 to 15, but I have very rarely needed to use it, most times it's 50 to 30 amp

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55170-P...o+50+to+15+amp
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You'd be better to pass on the model above, I've used them and they get hot.
I use this one also Camco, from amazon, warning, it's 10 bucks more

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55165-P...o+30+to+15+amp

I also have this one as my coach is 50amp, and I don't need to go from 50 to 30 to 15, but I have very rarely needed to use it, most times it's 50 to 30 amp

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-55170-P...o+50+to+15+amp
All i know is that we've been using a little gem like this for years without problem. Difference might be that we don't have the load that your coach has. When we do use it, it's just to power the converter and sometimes the frig. I don't try to use it to power the microwave, rooftop AC, or HWH element.
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Another thing to think about is if you use an extension cord is to use the shortest one you can and make sure it is rated for the load.

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If your 30 amp cord will reach to your 110V outlet and you use a plug adaptor then be sure to keep the load under 15 amps. If you need to use an extension cord to extend the distance to the outlet then be sure to use a 12 Gauge or minimum 14 Gauge extension cord. Don't forget when you plug in to cool the fridge you are also powering your converter to charge the batteries. Don't turn on any extra loads and you should be fine. I plug in at home all the time with a 100 ft 12 Gauge extension to cool the fridge...I like to have a cold one in the fridge when I'm working on the rig.
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I like to have a cold one in the fridge when I'm working on the rig.

ONE? only one ! and you call yourself an RVer.
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ONE? only one ! and you call yourself an RVer.
My mistake, I forgot I need to be more specific on an RV technical discussion. I was referring to one case as in 6, 12 or 24 cans depending what I have on hand. Good catch on my lack of clarity... Oh and preferably Miller Champagne .
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The little hockey puck ones will work for refrigerator but the dog bone ones are better.
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Thanks all,
got a dog bone 30/15 tested it today, all is good, the trips will now start with cold ones.
Thanks,RT41
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Much safer to use a dog bone, I had one of those little cubes heat up on me. Also on a web site it was stated they are not as safe.
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