Connect the white wire to neutral bus-bar. Typical breaker panels are wired so that every other slot is on a different phase. I thought now why is it running on gas when I have 50 amp service? That is exactly what we did, our coach has a 50amp service and I used the 30 to 50 amp adapter so we could plug into the 30amp plug that my brother in law had wired up for us, at their hunting camp, it was wired up like an old 220 dryer plug, and it fried everything listed above, we were so excited to see all of our family members and talking and for that split second it never crossed my mind to get the meter out of the coach and check the plug. Appliances with heating elements hair dryer, toaster, coffeemaker, etc. If breakers tripped at exactly 30 amps, they would cost much more — perhaps 10 times as much — as breakers normally used. The same principle applies to the design of electrical circuits in commercial buildings and campgrounds. These are just a few suggestions to help you live with 30-amps.
I can tell you from experience that if you are going to be staying places that you are not familiar with then you need to get a meter, learn how to use it, and check the plug before you plug your coach into it. These two windings are connected together in series and a tap is run into their common center connection. In 1998 he earned an OxBridge doctorate in philosophy and immediately emigrated to America. So to make a 30-amp to 50-amp adapter, you just need to go backwards. Now with some upgrades like the hardwired progressive surge protector, I still put my meter on the plug before I plug up. Terry Thats pretty cool Terry but that would be only if the regular 110 outlet was running off a different circuit wouldn't it? If you pull too many amps the circuit breaker will throw on the trailer or the shore box.
When using the dogbone, you are limited to 30 amps. They may be saving a few dollars per night by plugging into 30-amp service. Electricity always follows the path of least resistance. I bought a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter, but I understand that 50 amp service is two phase and 30 amp is single phase. While there we plugged and unplugged things as needed.
At this length you might consider using aluminum cable, which is somewhat cheaper for large sizes, although it definitely complicates the installation. When you create electrical power there is always a pair of windings in the generator that power is taken from. Answer: The short answer is yes, but first you need to have an adapter so you can physically plug in to the 30-Amp outlet. They will be in balance and your ammeter will read 20 amps when testing on L1. When you do this you'll be limited to 30 amps of power though. I was wondering if while hooked up to 50 Amp service and my 2011 Fleetwood Discovery 40G reads 30 Amps, if it will hurt anything or just limit what all I can run in the coach? The common center tap of these two windings is identified as N.
Upsizing the wire will counteract this. Without the load management, I would hate to think what might have happened. What do I need to do and will everything work properly? The adaptor reduces available power to 30 amp. I see 120 Volts between X and W and Y and W and X and G and Y and G and zero 0 between W and G. If you fire up all of your air conditioners and water heater you are going to blow that 30 amp pedestal breaker so you have to watch what you turn on. Across the 2 angled slots, it is 122. The hot lead runs to whatever device you have on that circuit and the white neutral wire returns back to your panel's neutral buss bar and you have a 120 volt circuit.
Hooking up a 50-amp vehicle to a 50-amp power pedestal whenever possible will help protect the long-term dependability of appliances in your rig, Finch says. Since it looks like the 120 is coming from the same side, which means the phases will not be balanced, is that a fire hazard on the coach side or the park's side? Look at a 50 amp plug, you will see 4 connections. If you were to clamp your meter onto the neutral wire you would see 5 amps displayed because the neutral wire only carries the imbalance between L1 and L2. Remember the 120 to 12 V converter uses power, as well as the frig on 120. Keep in mind that this assumes that you can utilize both of the two 50 amp poles effectively by balancing your load. Wire the two receivers to either side of the plug, which are at three and nine o' clock on a clock face, to the two hots, a red wire and a black wire. We tend to get comfortable doing the same thing over and over and never seeing a problem, then when you don't check, you can have a problem.
If everything was on one side you'd be pulling 40 amps on one phase, zero on the other, 40 amps on the neutral, and 40 amps on the electric meter so you try to balance things as much as possible. Each receptacle has its own dedicated breaker sized for that particular outlet. Congratulations on your new trailer. So just how does this power flow? Ultimately, Finch asks owners of 50-amp rigs to consider the economics. In the above diagram we can see that the ends of these windings are identified as L1 and L2. Now if you are like us and want to conserve propane you can use space heaters while plugged into the campground power instead of your furnace.
This may be helpful if you get a site like I mentioned above that has a 30 amp service with a lower amp breaker, but also has a full 50 amp service. Our North Tower pool is located on the 3rd Floor and is open for adults and children. Terry and Jo wrote: There is another option, although I have never used it, so I don't know how well it works. But what happens when you don't have a 50 amp service available? I'm not too savvy on electrical matters, but I do know that 30 amp wiring and service panels would not safely handle a 50 amp current. Further checking revealed the load share panel indicated only 30 amps. In my case I was not aware there was a problem until standing near the refrigerator outside I heard it ignite.