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Old 10-09-2007, 06:23 AM   #1
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I have a 50 amp power cord that has a twist lock (female) plug on one end and a regular 50 amp male plug on the other. The twist lock plugs into an outlet in the electrical bin.

Well...I bought a nice surge protector that is not hard wired. I thought I could plug it into the outlet in the electrical bin...but now discover I can not. Yup, should have looked at this first....but didn't.

So, I want to find an adaptor that will allow me to plug my suge protector into that twist lock outlet in the bin...and then plug my 50 amp shore power cord into it. That way I can leave the surge protector inside (and locked) and not have to leave it hanging outside in the weather.

I have done some searches on the internet, but can not find the adaptors I am looking for. Does anyone know of a place that sells these? Or is this something I should not be doing...

I appreciate the help!
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I have a 50 amp power cord that has a twist lock (female) plug on one end and a regular 50 amp male plug on the other. The twist lock plugs into an outlet in the electrical bin.

Well...I bought a nice surge protector that is not hard wired. I thought I could plug it into the outlet in the electrical bin...but now discover I can not. Yup, should have looked at this first....but didn't.

So, I want to find an adaptor that will allow me to plug my suge protector into that twist lock outlet in the bin...and then plug my 50 amp shore power cord into it. That way I can leave the surge protector inside (and locked) and not have to leave it hanging outside in the weather.

I have done some searches on the internet, but can not find the adaptors I am looking for. Does anyone know of a place that sells these? Or is this something I should not be doing...

I appreciate the help!
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:43 AM   #3
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I don't know about availability of adapters, but take a look at the 50 amp RV products at http://www.marinco.com as I'd wager that's the manufacturer of the shore power receptacle in your RV. If that's the case, you could convert your surge protector to use a female Marinco connector to plug into the RV and a male Marinco connector into which you could plug the 50 amp shore power cord.

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Old 10-09-2007, 08:55 AM   #4
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I don't find anything except 50 amp twistlock to 30 amp plug. You may have to rewire everything to make it work. The output of the surge proctor will also have to be modified to fit the twistlock main power cord.
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See if this link has any useful info.SurgeGuard Install
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:10 PM   #6
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Thanks all! I should have purchased the permanent mount in the first place...but I was not, and am still not, 100% sure I will keep this rig very long. So...wanted something portable for the next RV.

Looks like I am just going to have to rewire things here...

Again, Thanks for the info!!
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Old 10-10-2007, 01:52 AM   #7
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Marinco does make a conversion 50 amp kit that you can take a hard wired power cord and install a male & female ends into the RV and power cord. I have had my Surge Guard outside in the weather 24/7 for over 5 years now and it is still performing as it was since day 1. I keep it locked to the pedastal with a bicycle chain lock.
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:20 AM   #8
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That is what I am doing right now also. I bought one of those cable type bike locks. The one that is adjustable. It works pretty darn good and if done properly, even keeps it up off the ground. But as I struggled with it on my last setup, it made me think of getting it setup inside the bin so I would not have to worry about it.

I will look at Marinco again...

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Old 10-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #9
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You may have to make your own adapter. If you feel comfortable with doing something like this, buy about 8' of #6 wire at Home Depot or Lowes -- this will give you the eight pieces of wire 1' long for the adapter wiring (I would not worry about all of them being the same color. Northern Tool normally has the best price on the 50 amp twist connector(s). You will need to mate up with the end of the shore line and with the plug in that is inside of your coach. The real problem is that you will probably need two converters -- one on each side of the surge protector -- one from the shore line female twist to the male surge protector and then one from the female end of the surge to a female short converter that plugs into the MH. You will find that those twist on connectors are about $50.00 bucks apiece.
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