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Old 06-06-2021, 12:45 PM   #1
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I have a 50-amp power box at home, I want to replace it with a 50-amp power box that has breakers, 120 plug and GFCI. The only ones I found are 60- amps or 70- amps. My question is can I use the 60- & 70-amp boxes with no problems?
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Yes you can, just won't have 70 amps avalable.
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You can install a 50 amp breaker in a 60 amp or 70 amp box. Just get the correct name breaker for the box.
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You can install a 50 amp breaker in a 60 amp or 70 amp box. Just get the correct name breaker for the box.
Yep. Power delivered is controlled by the breakers YOU install. Box rating is simply a max load it can safely handle.
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Old 06-07-2021, 08:00 AM   #5
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Thanks for all the post great information
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Old 06-15-2021, 06:10 PM   #6
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Here is the box I used for my local camp site.

I Purchased three of these for my local camp sites. I am very pleased with the results/


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I use a box at home depot.
It is a 70 amp box with two 25 amp breakers and a gfci 120 v 20 amp outlet
$95.00

https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-RV-Pa...853161#overlay
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You can Use a 100a box, as long as 50a plug has 50a Breakers/ wires; the 100 is more related to BUSS size. The 60a/70a Box is most likely without breakers anyways, unless detailed, and if it has the 50a receptacle and breaker already Installed, most likely 50a breaker?
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50 amp rv outlet

Just be sure to use 2 50 amp breakers. The “50 amp” rv outlet is 220. That means two 50 amp legs as used in motorhomes for a total of 100 amps at 110 volts.
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Just be sure to use 2 50 amp breakers. The “50 amp” rv outlet is 220. That means two 50 amp legs as used in motorhomes for a total of 100 amps at 110 volts.
50 amp breakers are double pole, drawing from L1 and L2 in the box.
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I use a box at home depot.

It is a 70 amp box with two 25 amp breakers and a gfci 120 v 20 amp outlet

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https://www.homedepot.com/p/GE-RV-Pa...853161#overlay
That box has a double 50 amp breaker and a single 20 amp breaker. Not 2 25 amp breakers.
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The home set up I was referring to consists of a 50 amp rv female outlet (no breakers). It is wired to the distribution panel of the building where I park our motorhome. In that panel it connects to a double pole 50 amp (@220) breaker. It could alternatively be connected with each hot leg to each of 2 50 amp (@110) breakers. Point is every motorhome I have ever seen has access to 100 amps coming in on 2 legs. (50 per leg). There is always confusion since the connection is called 50 amp.
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That box has a double 50 amp breaker and a single 20 amp breaker. Not 2 25 amp breakers.

Absolutely-- the 50 amp is a standard RV 50 amp with two pinned 50 amp breakers, NOT 25 + 25.
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The home set up I was referring to consists of a 50 amp rv female outlet (no breakers). It is wired to the distribution panel of the building where I park our motorhome. In that panel it connects to a double pole 50 amp (@220) breaker. It could alternatively be connected with each hot leg to each of 2 50 amp (@110) breakers. Point is every motorhome I have ever seen has access to 100 amps coming in on 2 legs. (50 per leg). There is always confusion since the connection is called 50 amp.
You would not use two seperate 50 amp breakers, in seperate slots of a 240 volt panel.
Because the neutral is shared between the 2 hot legs, you want both switched off at the same time. That's why its a pinned together, double breaker.

Put both breakers on the same leg and you overload the neutral.
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