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Old 02-20-2014, 11:28 AM   #1
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AC inlet mystery for a '59 Tradewind

Hi folks, I am doing some wiring and want to keep this employed as it looks in good condition, and to buy new one is expensive. Curious if there are any adapters that are up to date with todays 30amp plugs? Any other suggestions on how to make it work are welcome.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:36 AM   #2
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Mating connectors haven't been manufactured for years. Occasionally someone has one to sell if they've purchased a trailer that came with a matching cord and they are upgrading to a Marinco style connector.
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Old 02-20-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, Jammer
What would I call such a thing, 'vintage mating connector 30 amp?'
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I cannot find any NEMA plug/socket that uses three straight pins in that configuration. If you can find a NEMA number on either the socket or plug, that would help immensely.

A NEMA 10-30 uses two straight pins and an L-shaped one, but that's the closest I've found.
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120V-35A
Heavy duty connector
and what looks like 30 Q-3?

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Couldn't you take it apart and replace with a newer? Swap guts?

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120V-35A
Heavy duty connector
and what looks like 30 Q-3?

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That gets me closer. I was looking at just 120v and 30a. Seeing the 35a rating prompted me to broaden my search.

The NEMA 11-series is designed for 250v applications, not 120v, but has similar pins. Don't know if the NEMA 11-30 or NEMA 11-50 pins are the same size as yours, but if you order one from an electrical supply house that has a decent return policy, you could always try it and return it if it doesn't fit.
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Old 02-20-2014, 12:16 PM   #8
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Thanks folks
I will try an electrical supply, and barring that I will try and drill out the guts as it is all one unit, and replace the inside with a standard house plug [somehow!?]
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