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Old 02-05-2017, 09:20 AM   #1
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Short 50 amp power cord

I am looking for a 12-15 foot 50 amp power cord. All I can find is extension cords. Any suggestions?
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:51 AM   #2
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Good luck! I doubt you will find anything premade that length as it is useless to most buyers. You will probably need to make one yourself or find a place that makes them custom sized.
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:15 AM   #3
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I think Furrion makes different length cords of all kinds. I got a very short 30A cord to plug into the trailer, from which I run a 50' #12 AWG extension cord to the house, to keep the batteries charged during the winter. I recall seeing what you want on the Furrion site, but maybe not on Amazon.

You could also cut the end off a longer 50A hose, and attach your own male plug IMO.

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Did not see anything shorter than 25'. As a practical matter, there is very little application for a short cord so look for a custom made or make your own, probably.
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:36 AM   #5
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I am looking for a 12-15 foot 50 amp power cord. All I can find is extension cords. Any suggestions?
Try a google for Conntek 15 ft 50 amp cord. I have one and love it. Very light. I rarely need the longer, bulkier and heavier cord and am very happy with the purchase.
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Ideally, we would each have a power cord that is exactly the right length every time, not too long or too short. Unfortunately, I don't think that such a thing exists. Next best, I guess, is to have a variety of cords and adapters so that we can use whatever we need. Once I actually used a 50A to 30A dogbone at the power pedestal, then two 25' 30A extension cords, then a 30A to 50A dogbone to attach to the 50A power cable for the coach. That meant that I had only 30A available, but it was the only way to get electricity. Even then, I literally had the cords in a straight line in order to reach.
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Try a google for Conntek 15 ft 50 amp cord. I have one and love it. Very light. I rarely need the longer, bulkier and heavier cord and am very happy with the purchase.
Sweet! This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks!

https://www.amazon.com/Conntek-14455.../dp/B0034U9IEM
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Bought a 25' 30-50 amp cord from Amazon, they have them all...
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:29 PM   #9
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I made my own 7' 30 amp cord.
I had a surge guard blow on me during a thunder storm in Erieau, one time, (saved my trailer).
So I took the both ends off it, and connected a 7' piece of 12 ga. to them, and there was my short extension.
I don't see why that couldn't be done with a 10 ga. cord for 50 Amp.
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Are you sure that those AWG sizes are adequate for the 30/50 amperages?
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Made my own 3 years ago. It is 30' long. Both ends can be replaced..and the cable... it ain't purdy... but I don't have to wash it each time I camp.
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Are you sure that those AWG sizes are adequate for the 30/50 amperages?
I am guessing that it would depend on the length of the cable run.
For short cables, the tables say "OK".
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Go to Camping world, they have 50 connector to trailer and 15 foot 50 cord, I use combination at all state parks in Florida, I don't even bring the 50 amp cord that came with Airstream with me.
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