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Old 11-13-2012, 06:26 PM   #1
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Basic Electrical Question (1992 25' Excella)

1992 Excella Classic 25'

Beginner question: My trailer has a 50 amp converter (which I'll be replacing soon because of its buzzing). However, the plug for accessing 110 power is a 30-amp plug. Why? If the converter is rated for 50 amps, couldn't I use either a 30-amp or 50-amp amp plug?

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
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The converter rating of 50 amp is the output of the converter at 12 VDC. The input at 120 VAC will be about 7 amps or so.
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The 50 amp is the output of the converter at 12 volts, has nothing to do with you 120 volt system.

All you need to know about convertors.

https://bestconverter.3dcartstores.c...volt_c_93.html
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
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Thanks.

Thanks. I'll read up on converters with a goal of understanding at least the basics. First time I've owned anything with a converter in it.

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