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Old 06-08-2011, 06:20 PM   #1
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Two questions - ac power adapters

So, my trailer dealership gave me 2 AC convertors - one takes 15amps and converts up to my trailer's 30amps and another converts 50amps down to 30. Just read the owners manual and it said not to use these convertors! What the heck??

Also - trailer is plugged in because we were told to do so a couple days before we camp to get the fridge cold. Fridge however does not seem to be cooling on AC power though it shows it is "on" - how long should the fridge take to cool? At the dealer it cooled quickly . . .

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Old 06-08-2011, 06:44 PM   #2
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If your trailer is 30 amp ,the 50 to 30 amp adapter is for campgrounds that have only 50 amp service .

the 15 to 30 amp adapter will allow you to hook up to a standard 15 amp outlet.

Your fridge should have a setting for automatic or manual setting .(ac or propane)

It takes a while to get cold.

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Old 06-09-2011, 05:54 AM   #3
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So even though the owner's manual says not to use these adapters, it is actually okay?
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:05 AM   #4
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Yes it is OK to use the adapters. For home use it is of course better to install an outlet which matches what your trailer uses be it 30 or 50 amp. If you need to use the 15 amp adapter remember to only use those 110 electical appliances you actually need lest you trip breakers. Running the fridge should not be a problem. While it may take a while to get cold especially inside a hot trailer, you should be able to tell shortly if it is getting cold.

If you need to use an extension cord make sure it is a heavy duty one.
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