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Mich F

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Posted: 10/11/13 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Kit Carson wrote:

Yessir, this happened to me. The electrician installed a breaker in the box, run the wire, wired up the plug in the box on the pedestal. Then, plugged the RV cord into the 30 amp plug and heard a terrible noise. He wired 220V to the plug. Fried a television and an inverter. Lucky that was all the damage. His response "man, I thought by the looks of the plug it was 220V".


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I thought by the looks of the plug it was 220V".
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Posted: 10/11/13 11:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^^ that electrician needs glasses. Outlet is clearly labled 125 volts.


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Posted: 10/11/13 01:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Stick with 30 amp. The cost of the parts between a 20 amp and a 30 amp really isn't that significant. Labor should be the same.


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Johno02 wrote:

When I installed an outlet for our Motor Home parking, even though it is set up for a 50A service, I went with a 30A service and outlet, and use an adapter. This was because with the distance I had to run, and the cost of wire for 50A as opposed to the cost for 30A. As we do not need 50A when parked at home, the 30A service was less that half the cost of what a 50A would have been. Abou all we need is just to keep the batteries charged, and the TV sometimes. If necessary, I can run one of the ACs on 30A just fine. An, like it said, it cost half as much. And no worry about it being wired wrong.

I did just the opposite. I have a 30 amp rig, but when wiring a pedestal I figured why not go all the way. I was doing all the work myself, and the distance was only about 20 feet. I ran three 6g wires (red, black, white) and a 10g green. Put a 50 amp 2 pole breaker in the breaker box and hung this:

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My next place, I'm probably going to do the above route, so I can have 50A service. One 50A plug, one leg having 30A service, the other leg with one twin 20A receptacles.

It is scary how many stories I read on this forum about 220VAC going to a 120VAC rig. It makes me want to pay the 258 bones for an active EMS (Progressive Industries EMC-LCHW30C for example) so if it does happen, I get an E-3 error on the display and no power rather than a fried rig.

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Posted: 10/11/13 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you can always take 10 seconds and check it with a volt meter

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Posted: 10/11/13 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My son installed this 30A hook up a few years ago. Couldn't be much more convenient. Motor homes are just a few feet away.
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tenbear wrote:

If you have an electrician install the 30 Amp outlet make sure he understands it is 120v. There have been many stories on the forum of electricians thinking the socket is a 240v socket and the resulting damage to the camper.


Even though I used an electrician that I have used for years and is licensed and bonded after he wired my plug I still and to this day still plugged-in through this unit


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Great info. So, 6 ga wire is adequate?


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Posted: 10/15/13 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For the 30 amp circuit, 10 ga is normal. Mlts is using 6 ga due to his being 50 amp service.

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