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Old 09-27-2013, 11:07 AM   #15
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I don't understand how the adapter would help cool the cord. Copper wire has a fixed resistance per foot and would not change with temperature,
Ok, First how can the adapter affect it: Quality, as the adapter ages the connection between the plug (Adapters) and the outlet, (parks) is not as good.

Likewise the outlet on the adapter and your RV's plug

Second.. Nearly ALL metals, copper included, the resistance changes with temperature,, Usually as one goes up so does the other, however there are exceptions.

It is possible to make a ZTC (Zero Temp Coifficent) alloy but those are rare and expensive.
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Much of the banter here boils down to external forces at work.

George Z has offed some solid advice on proactive action you can do yourself- take the cover off the power center, make sure everything is tight, pull the breaker and make sure the wiring in the back is rock solid as well.

I opened mine up last year and found a wire just resting against the breaker terminal on the back of the breaker.
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