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Old 06-29-2014, 11:09 AM   #1
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50 amp to 30 amp on surge protector ?

Hello everyone: I hope I'm asking this question the right way. I have a 30 amp service HR Admiral. After reading lots of posts here, I bought a 30 amp Progressive surge protector with the lcd readout screen. My question is if I'm at a CG that has only 50 amp pedestal, can I plug the 30 amp protector into it using a dogbone converter for 50 to 30? I don't know if I'll ever run into this situation, but I have been in sites that the 30 amp plug was damaged and I could not use it. I did not have a protector at the time so I used a plug converter to use the 50 amp. Thanks for any advice.
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Well, you could if you really have to and it's the best site in the park !

my concern is that if part of the pedestal is bad - maybe it's all bad ?!?

and I'd rather have what is designed to work...
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Hello everyone: I hope I'm asking this question the right way. I have a 30 amp service HR Admiral. After reading lots of posts here, I bought a 30 amp Progressive surge protector with the lcd readout screen. My question is if I'm at a CG that has only 50 amp pedestal, can I plug the 30 amp protector into it using a dogbone converter for 50 to 30? I don't know if I'll ever run into this situation, but I have been in sites that the 30 amp plug was damaged and I could not use it. I did not have a protector at the time so I used a plug converter to use the 50 amp. Thanks for any advice.

Yes you can. The Progressive will work as designed.


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I cannot recall seeing power pedistal that had a 50A socket that did NOT also have a 30A sockets and pair of 20A sockets.
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They are out there however. We have been to campgrounds that had either OR one or the other. You will be completely protected using your 30 amp Surge Protection in a 50 amp recep.
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Let me answer your question:

Q:Can I plug the 30 amp protector into the 50 amp pedestal outlet using a dogbone adapter?"

A:YES, you can, no problem at all, By all means do it.


Longer explanation:

Even on a 30 amp outlet, Odds are the wires behind the face plate are bigger than 30 amp needs cause odds are it is a chain of outlets.

The protector is NOT designed to trip the breakers.. Devices in it called MOV's clip spikes, but what it does (The one with the LCD that is) Is monitor voltage and a few other variables and if they go out of range it simply disconnects you using the very heavy duty relays inside it.

IF it trips the breakers.. Something is wrong.

So plugging into a 50 amp breaker is no problem even for a 30 amp unit.
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Thank you all for taking the time to answer. I just didn't want to fry my (kinda expensive) surge protector or my (very expensive) coach. Safe travels to all.
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