The two legs of the 50 amp system?
As the question will demonstrate, I have little knowledge about the electrical system of a MH....or much of anything else. The question...is there a common in how the two legs are separated in a MH? Like one leg carries say front AC and microwave and second leg rear AC, etc? I know I borrowed a fellows homemade adapter box one time where I could get one leg on 30 amp and another leg on 120/15amp plug (all on same pedestal however) and I occasionally one throw a breaker but not neccessarily the same breaker. I assume which ever leg I overloaded (running both ACs) that is the breaker I would throw. As I remember the 120 was the easiest thrown and I was pretty sure it must have been carrying the rear AC. Since they were both on same pedestal I doubt I was getting 45 amps total anyway and I did not have meter to check at time.
On the subject of adapters....if one has no 50 amp plug at their designated pedestal but does have the ability to use his pedestal and an ajacent pedestal, would it not be more efficient for a true 50 amps to use the 30 amp plug to adapter box for one leg and if available a 30 amp extension from adapter box to next door pedestal for another 30 amp (second leg). Then of course the 50 amp from MH plugs in to adapter box for combined amps....I think. I camp somewhere this could be a possibillity. Is this not more favorable than adapter to 30 amp for one leg and to 120/15 for second leg in same pedestal as mentioned above.
Bill (who said he knew little about such)
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