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Old 05-22-2016, 08:49 AM   #1
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Plugging in to 30 AMP outlet

I am new to camping. we are going on our first trip with new trailer Memorial Day weekend and it is suppose to rain a lot. My question is, can I plug in the 30 amp cord in the rain without getting electrocuted?
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Great question. The answer is yes. However, before you plug in the cord, make SURE the breaker is OFF. Once you know that to be the case, plug in the cord, then turn the breaker on. And just for safety sake, when you turn the breaker on, don't have your empty hand on the power pedestal.
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Not a problem. Just make sure the breaker is off before plugging in...then turn the breaker on. You should be doing it that way anyway. Hopefully you have purchased a surge protector that you plug into the shore power first...
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Turn off circuit breaker on campground post. Plug in power cord. Flip breaker back on. Here in Oregon we would never plug in if we couldn't do it in the rain.
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thanks so much
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Old 05-22-2016, 10:46 AM   #7
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I also kick off the 30A MAIN breaker inside my trailer before plugging/unplugging shore power. It is the last thing turned on after everything else is hooked up.
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I was at a park in Phoenix when they decided to flood irrigate the "lawn" areas. My plug that came off the end of my surge protector ended up under water. Under water!

No problems. I was(n't) shocked!
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Always with 1 hand.

I often touch any metal with the back of my hand first.

If you grab something charged, the mucles contract, making letting go diffucult.
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I would try to plug it in during a non rain moment if your unsure.
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:29 PM   #11
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Another tip: don't stand in a puddle of water when you do connect! One hand like they say. Other hand in pocket.
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Commin sence should prevail..
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Must say, never done it, but would not worry, just keep breaker in the pedestal off, and that worried, flip it back on with a stick that's laying around !

Not pertaining to this, but, i made up a cheap tester for the power pole supply, won't protect you from anything, but, lets you know of power conditions,
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That's pretty cool Ride and Slide.
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