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Old 04-07-2011, 10:11 AM   #15
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I would do it right and buy the full cord and re wire it into the junction box. I am a industrial electrician and deal with industrial 480v plugs for welding machines and large a/c portable units. We go into each plug before using it after a equipment move. You would be surprised the problems of a loose wire. I am talking about 200-300 dollar power connectors that are cast aluminum with pencil size stab posts.

I just replaced my total pigtail to my excella and it only took about ten minutes. I now have the molded head where the wires can't move around when you drop the head on the ground or into your bumper box.
1. its an outdoor connection
2. Its 220V
3. It can go phase to phase inside the aftermarket connector and blow out
4. The wiring can be stressed and pulled on if there is a stiff connection.
5. Then you can make a new extension cord with your old pigtail and use the after market connectors. It will not see much use but you have it if you need it. I would check these at least yearly.
This was my first thought but after searching these don't appear to be

readily available. Where did you get yours?

I know in molded plugs the spades are soldered to the wire. I thought

about doing this with an aftermarket plug after putting the screws to it. I

spoke to my father about this who is also very leary about the

aftermarket plugs. He used to work at the local state fairgrounds as the ME and he

said "You have no idea how many of these plugs melted and smoldering

because of a loose connection on the screws."

I guess my other option is to upgrade the trailer to a 50amp connection

and rebuild the panel inside. If I did this I would have to replace the panel,

rewire the inverter to only one leg of the panel and then I could run

everything at once with no problems.
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Old 04-07-2011, 11:20 AM   #16
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Leviton makes two flavors of this 830-T plug. one is 'Household or Residential?' and the other is "Commercial". there is quite a price difference. home depot showed both on the webside but i didn't see it now.

830-T > Straight Blade Plugs (Commercial Grade) > Straight Blade Plugs > All Products from Leviton Electrical and Electronic Products
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:15 PM   #17
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Looks like Midwest also makes a higher quality retrofit plug. Tweety's carries them.

Midwest 30 Amp Plug


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This was my first thought but after searching these don't appear to be

readily available. Where did you get yours?

I know in molded plugs the spades are soldered to the wire.
Any RV place will have them. Here's a link for Tweety's:

Sigma Wire Power Cord - 25 Foot, 30 Amp

But don't count on the connectors being soldered or of high quality. Often they are just crimped.

You can also get just the pigtail and solder it onto your existing cord

Sigma Wire Molded Pigtail - 30 Amp, Male

Camping World and Adventure RV should also have them.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:50 AM   #18
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This was my first thought but after searching these don't appear to be

readily available. Where did you get yours?

I know in molded plugs the spades are soldered to the wire. I thought

about doing this with an aftermarket plug after putting the screws to it. I

spoke to my father about this who is also very leary about the

aftermarket plugs. He used to work at the local state fairgrounds as the ME and he

said "You have no idea how many of these plugs melted and smoldering

because of a loose connection on the screws."

I guess my other option is to upgrade the trailer to a 50amp connection

and rebuild the panel inside. If I did this I would have to replace the panel,

rewire the inverter to only one leg of the panel and then I could run

everything at once with no problems.


I got mine here 30 amp Extension Cords from PPL for Sale Its on sale for 39.00. They are local for me but they ship all over. They were out of the OEM type so I just bought the extension cord and cut the end off.
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Old 04-08-2011, 07:59 AM   #19
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2. Its 220V
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I'm sure you really didn't mean that. It is not 220 volt.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:25 AM   #20
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I can't say that mine has seen much wear and tear but it appears much better quality than the ones I saw at Lowes. I also noticed several new A/S with a similar plug. When I inquired on this forum, I was pointed towards this plug. If you have access to more quality plugs - certainly *go for it*.

Below is the one that BROKE on installation - right at the point where you see the hex nut. That felt a lot cheaper initially too.



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ok, I was confused about this. I have a 1973 sovereign with a 30 amp cord and it runs 110 right?
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:42 AM   #22
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ok, I was confused about this. I have a 1973 sovereign with a 30 amp cord and it runs 110 right?
Correct unless somewhere in its history it was changed.
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