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Old 08-12-2012, 08:35 AM   #15
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yeah, i had to power the rv for a few days with a 50 foot extension cord (household 12 ga). the cord got warm. i am in the process of making up a 33 foot 8 ga 30 amp extension. that should be better with a short 20 amp dogbone on the house end.
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By they way, The folks parked next to me had their 50 amp power guard stuck between an extension cord and the adapter cord that fit their 5-er, Normally I'd warn about keeping it above water. but you wanted to put it in a compartment so that would not be a problem.

Moved last night, now instead of a very anemic 30 amps I'm on a full blooded 50 Aho the joy of not haveing to go 1-2-click.
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Additional wire in your shore line is a bad idea. Causes voltage drops. Like Cliff did, cut the shore power cord (50A cord) a couple feet from the coach. Add a 50A male plug on the motorhome side. On the other cut end of the cord, add a 50A female plug. Then you can plug in the EMS device in-line, without adding any cable. If it ever fails, you can simply take it out, and plug the cord back together again.
I like this idea. I have the 50 amp inline Progressive Industries surge protector. The contactor went bad one night which means no power to anything requiring 110 volts. Had to pull the cover disconnect all the wires and us wire nuts and electrical tape to splice together while Progressive replaced the bad contactor. If I had the 2 plugs described above it would have made life simpler.
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Snd... That is why I say "Install" a portable, You can use a Hughes INSTALL kit (Designed for their autoformers) Rather than describe it just google the kit then get the parts and GO-4-IT as they say on a local TV station (Chan 4 of course).

When I need to power using the 100' 12ga cord.. I unplug my converter, plug it into to an adapter I bulit and plug THAT into the 100'er.. No AC, no electric fridge or water heat but I can run the TV"s and evne do light cooking off the inverter.
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Guys, thanks a lot for answering this thread. I'm learning a lot. Another question? Will the 50 amp EMS work/protect the coach if I get stuck with a 30 amp pole?
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Guys, thanks a lot for answering this thread. I'm learning a lot. Another question? Will the 50 amp EMS work/protect the coach if I get stuck with a 30 amp pole?
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