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Old 05-26-2015, 11:10 PM   #15
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The biggest problem when on a 50A circuit is the CG wiring. If their neutral is not solidly connected and you "heavily-load' one leg, bad things happen.
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Old 06-04-2015, 08:12 PM   #16
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wow, never had any probs using the 50 amps from any camp sites. Two ac's, microwave and convention microwave oven, two fridges, lights and all else. And I never have had any probs.
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Does the same apply if you have 3 AC's? 2 of them have to be on the same leg. Hopefully, the load center is balanced and not too many circuits are on that particular leg. I have never opened the cover on the pasnel to se how the legs are divided.
Our coach has a relay that turns off the rear AC unit if the washer/dryer is running.
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Sometimes I post what I call the rules per Readdy Killowatt.

20 amp 1 Big item
30 amp Two Big Items but not both A/Cs
50 amp---- All you can eat

The full post explains what Big items means (over 1,000 watt) but I'll skip most of that.
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We've only had problems twice, when plugged into 50 amp.

One was a fake 50 amp. Instead of 240 volt 50 amp, it was 120 volt 50. 25 amps per leg. Why if I had paid more then $3 per night I would have been offended.

The other was just a while ago, 80% breaker. It tripped anytime it got above 40 amps, on either leg. I thought they had a faulty breaker, till I when out to inspect. They had a big sticker on the inside about it not being a bad breaker, but was a 80% trip point.

Where we are now, I'll have all 3 ACs and both electric elements in the Oasis on at the same time.
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We've only had problems twice, when plugged into 50 amp.

One was a fake 50 amp. Instead of 240 volt 50 amp, it was 120 volt 50. 25 amps per leg. Why if I had paid more then $3 per night I would have been offended.

The other was just a while ago, 80% breaker. It tripped anytime it got above 40 amps, on either leg. I thought they had a faulty breaker, till I when out to inspect. They had a big sticker on the inside about it not being a bad breaker, but was a 80% trip point.

Where we are now, I'll have all 3 ACs and both electric elements in the Oasis on at the same time.
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Some of the power pedestals in the United States Army Corps of Engineers Permission Hill campground, (on Enid Lake, in MS), are labeled as follows::

WARNING:
THIS 50A RECEPTACLE
IS PROTECTED BY A
35A CIRCUIT BREAKER

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Some of the power pedestals in the United States Army Corps of Engineers Permission Hill campground, (on Enid Lake, in MS), are labeled as follows::

WARNING:
THIS 50A RECEPTACLE
IS PROTECTED BY A
35A CIRCUIT BREAKER

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I'm thinking there's room for the " Military Intelligence " saying there , labeling it a "35 amp draw only " pedestal would have at least saved some letters on the sign.
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