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Old 04-04-2011, 03:05 AM   #1
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I have a 30 amp household style female plug in my garage (3 spade style blades with 2 of them on an angle). I would like to find an adapter that would change that to 30 amp RV female (2 spade style blades at an angle and 1 pin) so that I can use 30 amps in the camper when it is parked by the garage. Does such an adapter exist or will I have to buy the individual parts and make one?

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Old 04-04-2011, 04:05 AM   #2
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Unless you know about electricity, be careful, as most 30 amp receptacle's are 220 volt, which is not what you want to plug your RV or adapter into. You will send 110 volts onto the neutral side of your converter, burning it up. Here is an excellent link on RV 30 or 50 amp service. http://www.myrv.us/electric/
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Old 04-04-2011, 04:36 AM   #3
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Steve:

Thanks for the reply. While I was waiting to see if I got a reply I went online and found the same information you just gave. WOW! I just assumed that it was a 240 volt wiring with a common ground just like household 240. Wouldn't have been pretty if I had made up an adapter and connected it to the TT! I guess I'll just stick with the 15/30 adapter plugged into a 30/50 adapter and then to the trailer. Probably wouldn't want to try running the AC off 15 amps, but then who needs AC when it is 20 feet away from the house!

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Old 04-04-2011, 05:17 AM   #4
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15amps should be more than enough at home. We usually just keep the fridge running when its in our driveway.

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FFF good link. i saved it to my favorites. i had a co-worker install a 30 amp on my house. 30 amp comes in handy for when my wife has to get the trailer for summer trips. she puts the a/c on and takes her time.
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You may to want call an electrician. They could probably change out your plug and reconfigure your box wiring to give you a 50 amp plug. Is this a plug for a water heater?
Being the wiring is in place it may be resonable.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:22 PM   #7
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is that question directed towards me? my trailer is set up for 30 amps. i carry a 50 amp adapter because some parks i go to are set up w/ 50 amp recepticals.
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Mike:

The 30 amp plug was originally put in to allow me to back feed electricity with a generator if I should loose power. That arrangement would not be legal today. It is within three feet of the overhead garage door. It has all of the components for 50 amp service except a separate ground which could be wired fairly easily.




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Please be careful when plugging a 30 amp wired trailer into a 50 amp pylon with an adapter. I've seen it done at camp sites that have only a 50 amp receptical. While the trailer breaker will protect the trailer from exceeding 30 amps, nothing is protecting the cord itself fromany form of overload or short. I will not accept a campsite without a 30 amp breakered receptical.



Also, when plugging into a garage outlet at home, my local code requires 20 amp outlets and I have found that I can run the trailer AC and a few lights. I did this at a relative's house and spent the night using the AC in the trailer. All was fine until the hostess got up, went to the bathroom above the garage and plugged in her hair dryer. She never figured out what was the cause of the breaker tripping and went off with wet hair (mad as a wet hen). Of corse she never tried an outlet in another part of her house.
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Find an electrician and have him switch over your existing 30 amp 220 t0 an rv120 circuit.
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