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Old 07-24-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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exterior plug burnt

We were camping last week at a site that took 50 amp and we used a plug adapter to maintain the 30 amp service.
When we left we noticed that plug end that went from our units electric to the adapter was burnt on the adapter.
What happened?
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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If the connection was not good due to corrosion of the contacts you will generate a lot of heat.
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I had a similar incindent while camping last month using an extension cord. The connection was not tight (leaving prongs exposed slightly) and I guess it arced, burning & melting my plug. I've also noticed this type of damage when using an adapter to the house plug - as the weight of the adapter pulls it a tiny bit loose and exposes the prongs....????

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I love my little collection of electrical adapters. I get them out every time we have company.
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I love my little collection of electrical adapters. I get them out every time we have company.

Really? You're quite the entertainer... I like to get out my blender! Then, I bring out all my shells.


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