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Old 07-31-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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30 amp to 50 amp - newbie question

This is only my 2nd year in our '97 31 FT. Winnebago Brave SE. We are going to a campground that our site is 50 amp service but our RV is a 30 amp service.

Can I just buy an adapter to convert the connector from female 30 to male 50 amp ?

If I use an adapter am i at risk for blowing any of electrical equipment or should the adapter only grab one of the hot leads from the 50 amp?

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Originally Posted by gouda272 View Post

If I use an adapter am i at risk for blowing any of electrical equipment or should the adapter only grab one of the hot leads from the 50 amp?

Thank you!
Hi gouda272 and

A 50 to 30 amp adapter should be fine. Some will split off into two 30 amp lines. It would be wise to check a new adapter with a volt meter just to make sure it works properly. I have not needed one yet as all the sites I have been to have 50/30/15 amp outlets or 30/15 amp outlets.
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:43 PM   #3
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Thanks..i heard back from the campground they have both 30 amp and 50 amp on the hookup so we are all set. I bought an adapter anyway in case the 30 amp is broken or we ever go to a place with only 50 amp.
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had to use adapter on vacation this year at second camp ground we stayed at everything worked fine never dug into how they make it work but it worked flawlessly.
would guess splits off of one leg? but should be fine i would worry more if had to adapt 50 to run on 30.
just what little i know about it
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I think you are more likely to run into parks that have 30 amp only than you are to find parks that only have 50 amp service.
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