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Old 01-07-2015, 01:43 PM   #29
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Buy your own Camco ends that are yellow with the handles and a length of 50A "S O" cord. It stays flexible into sub freezing weather.

Expensive but worth it!

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I just thought wrestling the 50 amp "anaconda" was sort of a right of passage in RVing.

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Old 01-07-2015, 03:54 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by Timay View Post
if your cord is getting warm you are probably using too small a wire gauge at too long a distance.
Too long a distance will not warm the cord, it will damage the appliance however.

I have had cords get uncomfortablly hot (not melt) twice.

Once it was a 100 ' coil of 12 ga pulling perhaps 10 amps, I only uncoiled around 15 feet.. The coil was much warmer than I liked when we finally got mains power restored and I put it away (Ran it from an E-Powered outlet to a power strip to run some computers) NOTE that it was pulling like half the rating of a 12ga cord.

The other time was around 100' of 8ga pulling less than 5 amps

It was lying in the sun.. The part in the shade was cold to the touch.

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