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Old 01-11-2016, 11:39 AM   #1
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Hookup at Storage - need adapter

So this has been driving me nuts for a couple of days so decided to come to where the experts are

At my storage unit there is a dedicated 20amp hookup point that I am supposed to be able to plug into. This is just to keep the batteries charged up. I have confirmed with the manager of the storage facility that this is the purpose of this outlet.

Catch is, I cannot for the life of me find an adapter / dogbone that will go from the 20amp outlet to my 50amp connection on my motorhome.

The 20amp outlet is a NEMA 6-20P outlet (pic below). I have tried looking for adapters that go straight from the 6-20P to my 50amp, and also for ones that I could go from 20 to 30 to 50 (daisy chain some dogbones)

Any suggestions?

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Not sure why the pic didn't show but here is a link to it:
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I just run a battery tender directly from the outlet provided by the storage place to my batteries. No adapters needed. Many at the facility I store at use this same set up
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I got a three prong to 50 amp just for that,
but you could just as easily gotten you two that may server the purpose later
get a 50 female to 30 male,
then a 30 female to 15 amp...

Think walmart even has them...

like so:
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-55165-Po...20+amp+adapter

this page has two selection, just click on the different 30 amp or 50 amp...

but what raineman did is probably easier on your inverter/converter... and the coach battery can be isolated doing that.
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I just run a battery tender directly from the outlet provided by the storage place to my batteries. No adapters needed. Many at the facility I store at use this same set up
I have 6 batts in mine, 4 house and 2 chassis do I get a batt tender for each one?
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So this has been driving me nuts for a couple of days so decided to come to where the experts are

At my storage unit there is a dedicated 20amp hookup point that I am supposed to be able to plug into. This is just to keep the batteries charged up. I have confirmed with the manager of the storage facility that this is the purpose of this outlet.

Catch is, I cannot for the life of me find an adapter / dogbone that will go from the 20amp outlet to my 50amp connection on my motorhome.

The 20amp outlet is a NEMA 6-20P outlet (pic below). I have tried looking for adapters that go straight from the 6-20P to my 50amp, and also for ones that I could go from 20 to 30 to 50 (daisy chain some dogbones)

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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I have to go from 50 to 30 then 30 to 20. Not sure if they have a 50 to 20.
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I think this is the one you need. http://www.amazon.com/Camco-55168-Po...15+amp+adapter
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Purchased a 50amp to 30amp. Then a 30amp to 15amp. Works great!!
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Purchased a 50amp to 30amp. Then a 30amp to 15amp. Works great!!
I have used the one I posted for a couple of years with no problems and I believe the less connections the better.
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My batts are run in tandem so I only have to hook up one to charge both. I also have the setup that dabrooks mentioned if I want to plug the whole rig in. I have the 50 amp to 30 amp adapter and then the 30 amp to 15 amp. All Camco from Amazon.

If you go that route you just plug the whole rig in.
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I have to go from 50 to 30 then 30 to 20. Not sure if they have a 50 to 20.
That is exactly what I want to do, problem is I cannot find an adapter / dogbone that will plug into a NEMA 6-20P outlet. See pic I posted above

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Considering the NEMA 6-20P outlet isn't all that common I don't think you're going to find one like the normal dog bone we're used to seeing. Leaves you with two options - make one yourself or pay some who can. If making one isn't an option any electrician can throw one together for you. Might run you $100 considering time and material costs.


You'll need a male NEMA 6-20P plug -


and a female NEMA 14-50R receptacle.


I think the wire gauge to support 20 amps is 10 gauge but verify just to be safe. The two hots at the NEMA 14-50R can be jumpered together, such as a 30 to 50 amp dog bone, but for this application I would wire the 50 receptacle to just power the side that will feed the convertor/charger to keep the batteries happy.

AND BEFORE YOU PLUG THE COACH IN CHECK THE OUTLET POWER. Should be 120 VAC across the two flat terminals. NEMA 6-30P can be used for two phase (no neutral) appliances such as a shallow well pumps and bench mounted power tools,,,. If you plug in and it's phased as such you'll let the magic smoke out of a lot of expensive AC stuff in the coach. Not saying the configuration would be to code, just that it could be used as such.
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I got a three prong to 50 amp just for that,
but you could just as easily gotten you two that may server the purpose later
get a 50 female to 30 male,
then a 30 female to 15 amp...

Think walmart even has them...

like so:
Amazon.com: Camco 55165 15M/30F 12" PowerGrip Dogbone Electrical Adapter with Handle: Automotive

this page has two selection, just click on the different 30 amp or 50 amp...

but what raineman did is probably easier on your inverter/converter... and the coach battery can be isolated doing that.
You wouldn't think this was so hard.............but these ones have 15amp on the male end. I need a 20amp and for the outlet in my storage unit it seems they don't exist
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Considering the NEMA 6-20P outlet isn't all that common I don't think you're going to find one like the normal dog bone we're used to seeing. Leaves you with two options - make one yourself or pay some who can. If making one isn't an option any electrician can throw one together for you. Might run you $100 considering time and material costs.


You'll need a male NEMA 6-20P plug -


and a female NEMA 14-50R receptacle.


I think the wire gauge to support 20 amps is 10 gauge but verify just to be safe. The two hots at the NEMA 14-50R can be jumpered together, such as a 30 to 50 amp dog bone, but for this application I would wire the 50 receptacle to just power the side that will feed the convertor/charger to keep the batteries happy.

Well I guess that answers it......not the answer I was hoping for but was where I was rapidly getting too. Thanks for the help........much appreciated!
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