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Old 01-21-2015, 07:34 AM   #1
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Using a 30A cord with a 50A shore power terminal

Has anyone found a supplier who makes a shore power plug for a 50 amp
circuit, which adapts to 30 amp. On my 50a flying cloud, I won't

be running 2 a/cs very often so I'd like to just use a 30 a cord plugged directly into the 50a shore power connector, assuming I can find the proper connector.

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:49 AM   #2
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Try something like this. It's a 30 amp cord with a 50 amp female end that plugs into your 50 amp coach connector. A whole lot less wrestling with this cord than with a "real" 50 amp cord!

50 Amp to 30 Amp Adapter Cordset with Fault Smart LED - 25' - Furrion F50AR25-SB.AM - Electrical Adapters - Camping World

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An adapter is readily available at Camping World or on Amazon. These adapters are necessary as some campgrounds have only 30 amp outlets and others have only 50 amp outlets. We carry a 30 to at all times.

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Furrion also makes a female 50amp to two 30 amp male plugs pigtail. In some places there may be only a 30 amp outlet and a standard house outlet. Using a 30 amp female to 110Vac male plug and power goes to the trailer with 30amps on one leg and 20 amps on the other.
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Use and adapter plug, easy and cheap.

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Old 01-21-2015, 10:01 AM   #7
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This is a 50A to 30A adapter from CampingW. Rather than another cord this allows you to use the current cable and if you have a surge protector then the SP would plug into the adapter and you should be good to go.

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Old 01-21-2015, 10:34 AM   #8
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You can buy an adapter cord at WalMart.
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I think the op wants to not use the heavy, stiff 50 amp cord and use a lighter, more flexible 30 amp cord. He is wanting an adapter at the trailer to facilitate the use of the lighter 30 amp cord.
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Originally Posted by m.hony View Post
I think the op wants to not use the heavy, stiff 50 amp cord and use a lighter, more flexible 30 amp cord. He is wanting an adapter at the trailer to facilitate the use of the lighter 30 amp cord.
That's what I was thinking too. Maybe something like this?? RV Power Cord Adapter 30 amp Male TT-30P to 50 amp twist lock female SS2-50R: Automotive
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This is an interesting thread. So if I am understanding correctly it is OK to plug a 30 amp AS into a 50 amp out let if you use an adapter.Is there a problem with using the AC or any of the other appliances?

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Old 01-21-2015, 04:09 PM   #13
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Admittedly, I know just enough about electrical systems to be dangerous, but I do know from residential wiring jobs long ago that 30 amp is a 110 volt circuit and 50 amp is 220 volt. And I know that 220 volt is achieved at the service panel by utilizing two positive 110 leads and one neutral (plus ground for safety) and 110 volt only uses one positive lead. So, when using the 30 to 50 amp adapter, how does it achieve the required 220 volts?
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Here you go.

EEL Pigtail Adapter, 30A Male to 50A 125V Female | Marinco

This will connect to the trailer side 50A receptacle and allow connection of a 30A cordset with a twistlock load (trailer)end and a 3-prong line (RV park connector) end. West Marine stocks Marinco. if your nearby WM doesn't have it, they can order it. Also at Amazon. Not inexpensive.

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