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Old 08-01-2013, 11:22 AM   #1
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Electrical Question for my '73 Dodge

Hey y'all,

I have a couple questions regarding my electrical setup. It is a 30amp system. However, my plug doesn't look like all the other 30amp plugs I've seen. So I was wondering if anyone might know how I can use converters when my plug is different.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 08-01-2013, 11:58 AM   #2
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The plug you have in your hand is a 20 amp 120 plug and you can see it got hot too. Replace that plug with a 30 amp plug. Your trailer does have a 30 amp main breaker in the electrical panel right??? If it's only a 20 amp breaker you need to replace what you have with a new plug thats rated to the main breaker amperage. If the main is 20 amp the wires in the drop cord are not rated for 30 amps.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:03 PM   #3
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No, hot and neutral are parallel. that is a 15 amp, or it sure looks like one, (Hold a standard wall plug next to it, if the blade size and spacing is the same (or very close) it's a 15 amp.

20 amp plugs the nutral is turned sideways like this


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