Originally Posted by Msmoto
I have a 30 Amp Cord to which i have spliced in a 50 Amp female plug so i can directly hook up the trailer to my generator without the cumbersome 50 Amp cord, which i find a bit overwhelming. And, when I have my new cord plugged into a 50 Amp shore receptacle, here is what I get for readings. My query is: Have I done this correctly....experts?
Airstream_50_Amp_Receptacle to 30_Amp_Cord.001
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So, after checking all the info I could, and very helpful was the post by ghaynes755, I hooked up the 30 Amp male plug into my 4000w generator, the the 50 Amp end into the Airstream receptacle, and obtained 14.4 v, and the a/c ran well, switching between front and rear to do a complete test.
As noted in the excellent article "FTLS - Electrical Distribution", when on 30 Amp it is running the entire 30 Amp over both legs of the electrical circuit.
So, the test went well, the generator running bout two hours with no problems.