RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-05-2015, 03:00 PM   #21
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 27' FB International
Clearwater , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 94
If the trailer is 50Amp 220 Volt, who delivered the 30Amp 120 Volt cable with the trailer. Unless I am mistaken most of the 50A adaptors only pass 120 volt. Wouldn't want you to fry stuff in your new trailer.
ChuckFeldt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 03:03 PM   #22
Overland Adventurer
 
AtomicNo13's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
2009 34' Panamerica
Telluride , Colorado
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,473
There are no 220 volt trailers or motorhomes on North America.... The only exceptions are food trailers.
50 amp service is just twin 120 legs with a common/ bonded neutral.
AtomicNo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 03:05 PM   #23
Figment of My Imagination
 
Protagonist's Avatar
 
2012 Interstate Coach
From All Over , More Than Anywhere Else
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 10,868
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat Cassity View Post
Since I already have a 30amp cord from a previously wrecked TT, I thought I would save myself from having to deal with the 50 amp cord when camped at a 30amp only site. I keep my 50 amp cord in a plastic storage box in my truck while in transit. The barely over 6 lb 30amp cord would sit in the same box and be much easier deal with when setting my and taking down the campsite.
Meaning no offense, but if you had said it that way from the beginning there might have been a bit less confusion. Certainly I would have been less confused!
__________________
I thought getting old would take longer!
Protagonist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 03:05 PM   #24
Overland Adventurer
 
AtomicNo13's Avatar
 
1991 34' Excella
2009 34' Panamerica
Telluride , Colorado
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,473
I think you are asking if you can attach a 50amp end on a 30amp cordset?

If this correct you'll need a jumper between l1 and l2 so everything "can" work.

My trailers are wired for 50 amp service but I have the ability to use a 30 amp cord without an adapter.
AtomicNo13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 03:07 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
NevadaGeo's Avatar
 
1978 31' Excella 500
Genoa , Nevada
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,408
Chart

There are charts that show the configurations. It looks like usually the 220 configuration won't fit into a 110. Unless no habla has taken the pliers and bent it so it will, and kazapppp goes all your construction light bulbs...saw that one, and they did it again the next week.



https://www.google.com/search?q=elec...AcRnpDkWMjg%3D
__________________
I admit to being powerless over housecleaning and social niceities
Airforums 22655 and now, WBCCI 22655

NevadaGeo
NevadaGeo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 05:44 PM   #26
Site Team
 
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 7,597
Images: 59
What you can do is put a short piece of #10 stranded wire between the black and red terminals inside the 50a connection. There is room to do this. The terminals on the 50a end are sized to take #6 wire, so it's possible to put two #10 wires on one terminal (black) and run it to the other (red).
Of course you need to make sure you don't have any 240v appliances. But if you have any (like an English Teapot that you love) you would know this.
Shown below, the jumper is the red wire.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5964 (003).JPG
Views:	61
Size:	117.2 KB
ID:	251674  
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 06:11 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
Shacksman's Avatar
 
1960 28' Ambassador
Vintage Kin Owner
1998 25' Safari
Avonton , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,309
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pat Cassity View Post
Looks like the extension cord may be the way to go. Having second thoughts of an adapter into another adapter. In fact, the 50 amp female to 30 amp male 25 ft cord may be an even better idea. Hopefully I can return the adapter I purchased.


Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
RV Power Cord Adapter 30 amp Male to 50 amp twist lock female camper detachable
So this would be what you need.
__________________
Doug & Terry
VAC - TAC ON-1
60 Ambassador Int.
1950 Spartan
1966 Globetrotter
Shacksman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 07:37 PM   #28
2 Rivet Member
 
1989 35' Argosy 5th Wheel
1979 rgosy 27
Danville , Vermont
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 78
Blog Entries: 5
No, the generator connection is not the same as 30A RV hookup.
fordfarmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2015, 09:05 PM   #29
Rivet Master
 
switz's Avatar

 
2014 31' Classic
2015 23' International
2013 25' FB International
Apache Junction , Arizona
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 5,622
Images: 8
Our Honda 2000 watt companion has a 30 amp twist lock female receptacle. We have a Furrion "extension" cord with male 30 amp twist lock on one end and female 30 amp twist lock on the other. This allows a direct connection to the generator or serve as an extension cord for the normal 30 amp power cord with 30 amp female twist lock and 30 amp RV three pin male plug for a power pedestal.

Here is a link to the Furrion power cables and pigtails for nearly any situation...

RV CAMP POWER

Note there has been no sales tax or shipping charges when ordering direct from Furrion.
__________________
WBCCI Life Member 5123, AIR 70341, 4CU, WD9EMC

TV - 2012 Dodge 2500 4x4 Cummins HO, automatic, Centramatics, Kelderman level ride airbag suspension, bed shell

2014 31' Classic model 30 twin beds, 50 amp service, 900 watt solar system, Centramatics, Tuson TPMS, disc brakes, 16" tires & wheels
switz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
30amp extension cord Pat Cassity Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 7 08-13-2013 11:54 AM
Can a 30AMP 240v provide 2 30AMP 120v?? VeggieBullet Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 17 05-29-2013 10:28 PM
50amp for 30amp trailer? racoco Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 15 08-24-2007 08:43 PM
30amp to 50amp? alfalsetto Airstream Motorhome Forums 17 08-16-2003 07:42 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.