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Old 09-11-2011, 09:43 PM   #1
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30 amp to 30 amp generator plug question

I am wanting to plug my tt into my generator which has a 30 amp 4 prong twist connection I have seen some adapters that only have 3 prongs for the twist side.... Does anyone know if these will work since the rv plug only has 3 prongs or are they for a different type of generator
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Old 09-12-2011, 02:39 AM   #2
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I am wanting to plug my tt into my generator which has a 30 amp 4 prong twist connection I have seen some adapters that only have 3 prongs for the twist side.... Does anyone know if these will work since the rv plug only has 3 prongs or are they for a different type of generator
This is what you need http://www.adventurerv.net/4prong-ge...0a-p-5159.html

To be honest with you, I dont know if that other one would work but why risk it if you can buy one with the exact connections you have on both ends?
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Make sure that the 4 prong generator plug is 120 VAC only and not labeled 120/240 VAC. If it labeled 120/240 VAC, you may not want to use it until you can confirm that the RV will connect only to the 120 VAC.

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The plug MUST match the socket.. Now the plug can be either 3 or 4 prong, but it hs to match the socket.

The 3 prong RV adapters do not match the 4 slot socket.. however they make one that does,, It only uses 3 of the 4 prongs. set the genertor to 120 volts. (Assuming you hve that option) But you have to use a matching plug.

the 3 prongs should be

Hot/Neutral/Ground
The 4 prongs are
HOT L-1
Hot L-2
Neutral
Ground

Not in that order.
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Ok thanks for the info
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Just be very careful when 'adapting' from a 4-prong to 3-prong. As stated earlier, the 4-prong 50 amp RV plug is a 120VAC plug....unlike what you might commonly see in a 4-prong outlet which is actually 240VAC. Big mistake! That's why they make the 120V 3 or 4-prong connectors with a different configuration for RVs.
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