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Old 05-01-2010, 03:47 PM   #1
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How to wire a 50 AMP recepticle

I just purchased a Monacho Dipolmat with a 50 AMP service. I want to wire a recepticle so that it can be pluged in while parked at home. But I'm confused about the wiring.

Everything I read refers to a 120v 50a service but the plug on the input cable is a normal 240v 50a NEMA. So do I wire the recepticle with just one hot leg, or do I wire it as a normal 240v recepticle with both hot legs?
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You wire a normal 240V 50A double pole breaker recepticle.

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Click this and go to the 50 amp section, reading it should clear it up for you.
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It's 240v 50 amp service and your RV will use the two 120v 50 amp circuits for a total of 100 amps for the RV.

This web site has everything you need to know about wiring 50 amp RV service.

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http://www.myrv.us/Imgs/PDF/50-amp%20Service.pdf
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Looks like RV Electric is a winner?
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