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Old 04-23-2006, 11:54 AM   #1
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I was just looking at some stuff on eBay, and found a guy selling cord adapters, with a 30 amp female end to a 50 amp male end. You can't do that can you? I know that you can hook up a 50 amp system to a 30 amp circuit, but the other way around sounds dangerous to me.
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I was just looking at some stuff on eBay, and found a guy selling cord adapters, with a 30 amp female end to a 50 amp male end. You can't do that can you? I know that you can hook up a 50 amp system to a 30 amp circuit, but the other way around sounds dangerous to me.
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:29 PM   #3
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I believe that one leg of the 50amp male is dead ended in the plug so you're only getting 1 50 amp line to your 1 30 amp female. In this situation, your 30 amp cirucit breaker in your RV is your safety. I'm not an electrician but I DID stay in my MH last night.
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:13 PM   #4
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Yeap, it's just what Donavon says. A 30-->50A adapter is a standard item, available in most RV stores and often available for free borrowing at campgrounds that have some sites with 50A only power posts. Nothing dangerous about it, since your RV has a 30A breaker in the load center.
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Thanks for the info. I learn something new every day.
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Double check your prices before you buy one. I have seen many on Ebay that are clearly over priced. I bought mine from an RV dealer for $14.00 and have seen them regularly at dealers for under $20.00.
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I have one. We installed a 50 plug for the inlaws rv, but ours only uses 30 amps. It works perfect. Plus, it has helped out in busy/hot campgrounds. Several sites are usually on the same circuit. Most 30 circuits are used but few 50's are used. Plus, most 50's are new around where we go.
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Just paid $17 for one at Lichtsinn Motors in Forest City.....Left the one I had on the ground and it was gone when I went back that afternoon....That'll teach me to be in a hurry unhooking,even for service at Winnebago!

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