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Old 10-27-2014, 04:12 PM   #15
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.dogpatch;thanks for the heads up, looks like a good $10 investment to me.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:52 PM   #16
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Simple ohms law...highest resistance point frests the most heat.

If the blades are solid and eorn or dirty resistance is there.

The female can loose spring force also making poor connection.

Best option is to add correct outlet but those not cheap and often instslled wrong.

Another option is install a 30 amp twist lock and make an adaptor for that.

30 amp are common for contractors and more current capacity than the breaker supplying the power.

You could use a contractor cord to connect to your rv and leave rv cord stored as well.

We have 30 amp twist lock with 30 amp contractor cord with the 50 amp twist lock marinco at coach end wired so cord combines both L1 and L2.

30 amp panel breaker so all good and easy to remove.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:53 PM   #17
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Looking at the photos I think the culprit was the extension cord, not the adapter. As cords get used, the contacts tend to loosen up. When you plug in to the cord there is a spring-loaded contact that is supposed to "grab" both sides of the male end of the plug. The spring is supplied by tension in the female receptacle. As the receptacle ages that spring tension weakens, and the contact area, which is small to start with, gets smaller. Eventually it becomes a resistive contact, and heats up, with these documented results. The solution is to use high-quality cords, and to replace them when it becomes real easy to plug things in to them.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:12 PM   #18
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Pitched mine. I now have the 20 to 30 amp pigtail. Replaced my 30 amp. male end earlier this year. All should be good! :-) Thanks for the heads up.
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