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Old 05-18-2017, 08:30 PM   #1
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Question 30-15 amp adapter?

Why would I need this?
It came with my 5.0.
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Precisely the adapter I have on my list to buy.
I want to plug into the site power pole and plug my circuit tester into the 15 amp side to check polarity, ground etc.
https://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Instru...K1YQET7ZGVGW3D
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Why would I need this?
It came with my 5.0.
Don't know if you "need" it, but it comes in handy when you want power for lights and such and you're parked at home where you don't normally have a 30 amp plug.

The 20 amp power wouldn't be enough to run things like the A.C., but it would allow the batteries to charge as well.

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Don't know if you "need" it, but it comes in handy when you want power for lights and such and you're parked at home where you don't normally have a 30 amp plug.
For that purpose, you need a 15 male to 30 female.
The one shown by OP is 30 male to 15 female.
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Once in a while you'll be in a campground where the 30 amp does not work but the 20 amp will. It will get you by for the night. The 30 to 50 also comes in handy when the 30 is worn out and will not snap in tight. So two adapters for universal dependability. Be Prepared is the motto of the Boy Scouts.
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Precisely the adapter I have on my list to buy.
I want to plug into the site power pole and plug my circuit tester into the 15 amp side to check polarity, ground etc.
https://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Instru...K1YQET7ZGVGW3D


Never thought of that...
It came with the 50, not sure they would have included for stated purpose.


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30-15 amp adapter?

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Don't know if you "need" it, but it comes in handy when you want power for lights and such and you're parked at home where you don't normally have a 30 amp plug.

The 20 amp power wouldn't be enough to run things like the A.C., but it would allow the batteries to charge as well.

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To do that you need male 20 with female 30. That's how my 50 is plugged in now. What they gave me was reversed. By the way AC runs fine. Pulling 15 amps.


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Once in a while you'll be in a campground where the 30 amp does not work but the 20 amp will. It will get you by for the night. The 30 to 50 also comes in handy when the 30 is worn out and will not snap in tight. So two adapters for universal dependability. Be Prepared is the motto of the Boy Scouts.
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I get that, but they have to have a 30 amp female side to accept my power cord....
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For that purpose, you need a 15 male to 30 female.
The one shown by OP is 30 male to 15 female.
Doh! That's what I get for quick posting without really looking at the picture.
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I camp at lots of sites that are not really set up for campers all I get is electricity like at home so the adapter comes in handy I also use it at home to charge the batteries and get the fridge cold for a trip.
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Think I'm going crazy or I've drank too much wine. That adapter makes no sense to me. What would you plug in the back of that thing. Guess you could plug a hair dryer directly to shore power supplied by the campsite..
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What would you plug in the back of that thing. Guess you could plug a hair dryer directly to shore power supplied by the campsite..
Or an extension cord to reach your RV or any other appliance that needs ac power
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30-15 amp adapter?

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Precisely the adapter I have on my list to buy.
I want to plug into the site power pole and plug my circuit tester into the 15 amp side to check polarity, ground etc.
https://www.amazon.com/Sperry-Instru...K1YQET7ZGVGW3D


Guess I will include this in my tool box, already have a similar tester that I use on outlets after plugging in. I have the 20 amp to 30 adapter and am looking for 50 amp to 30.
I think ETI just picked up some wrong adapters.


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I camp at lots of sites that are not really set up for campers all I get is electricity like at home so the adapter comes in handy I also use it at home to charge the batteries and get the fridge cold for a trip.


Not with this adapter.....


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30-15

I have actually used that adapter twice in 2+ years.
Let's say your heavy duty cord won't quite reach the power pole, or your pole isn't working and you need more length to reach another one.
You plug in the 30-15 to the pole, then use your hopefully fairly heavy amp extension cord, then your 15-30 adapter into your extension cord into which you plug your trailer cord.
Now you're back in business.
Just remember to use powered items one at a time--and don't forget to switch off your electric water heater--since everything is running through that lighter duty extension cord.
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Hi: Chotch... Over the years and trailers bought/sold we have amassed a collection of adapters to every power poss. know to campers. We have at least one if not doubles and use them rarely. We now have a 30 amp. dedicated circuit for an RV in the garage and use adapters even less. Alf
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I have actually used that adapter twice in 2+ years.

Let's say your heavy duty cord won't quite reach the power pole, or your pole isn't working and you need more length to reach another one.

You plug in the 30-15 to the pole, then use your hopefully fairly heavy amp extension cord, then your 15-30 adapter into your extension cord into which you plug your trailer cord.

Now you're back in business.

Just remember to use powered items one at a time--and don't forget to switch off your electric water heater--since everything is running through that lighter duty extension cord.


Would reeealy have to think about that.....


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I have actually used that adapter twice in 2+ years.
Let's say your heavy duty cord won't quite reach the power pole, or your pole isn't working and you need more length to reach another one.
You plug in the 30-15 to the pole, then use your hopefully fairly heavy amp extension cord, then your 15-30 adapter into your extension cord into which you plug your trailer cord.
Now you're back in business.
Just remember to use powered items one at a time--and don't forget to switch off your electric water heater--since everything is running through that lighter duty extension cord.
If you have a current monitor in the trailer & pay attention to it and control use to limit the current within the limits of the lighter cord, it would be safe, however that is a lot of "attention" that many won't follow.

A better solution is to carry a 30 amp extension cord, or plug the lighter cord into the 15/20 amp receptacle at the campground pedestal so that the pedestal breaker protects the cord by limiting the current to 15/20 amps. Even then, at 20 amps, at least a #12 extension cord would be required, larger than most carry.
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yes i don't use the adapter pictured i use one that goes 20 to 30. i use a very heavy duty extension cord.
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