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Old 03-01-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hi - Question about male-male power cord

Hi; new to forum. Is a male-male power cord standard?
Our outside plug in is female and the wall is female. How does that work?
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Old 03-01-2016, 05:16 PM   #2
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Thought that was not a legal configuration as in there is not supposed to be an exposed prong with power on it. The male - male cable would work, but.......not safe. Would need a switch on the cable to keep all power off until connected or only plug into source and trailer with source breaker off. Suggest you get a valid answer before use. Hope someone has an answer. Pat
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You should have a male connection on the coach. These are usually recessed.
Is it a 30 amp connection?
It is not safe to use a shore power cord with a male connector on each end.
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Agreed. As a matter of electrical code, nothing should be wired with a true female power inlet. Having an energized male plug that is exposed is very dangerous. Generator transfer switches are a recessed male plug, and are configured so as not to allow current to the plug from line power.

If your RV power cord has a female plug, something is very wrong.
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Originally Posted by thekidgarden View Post
Is a male-male power cord standard?
Your "shore power" inlet should be -- must be! -- male. Remember the adage "pins to power" (so every time you pick up an extension cord you will drag the correct end to the receptacle.) The logic of it should be inescapable.

Never ever make a "special purpose" male-to-male extension cord. They are frequently known for obvious reasons as suicide cables.

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Old 03-02-2016, 07:21 PM   #6
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Thanks; I found the male plug. Whew!
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Change it!!! Not a good thing. Someone will be badly hurt. Some folks don't need to call themselves electricians. SMH😲
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