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Old 01-11-2015, 09:53 PM   #1
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Converting 50 Amp to 30 Amp

My home is wired for a 50 amp RV, and I've noticed some RV parks provide only a 50 amp. There are products (pigtails) that have a male end of 50 amp with a 30 amp female end. Has anyone used these products and are these devices safe?
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Old 01-11-2015, 10:29 PM   #2
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My home is wired for a 50 amp RV, and I've noticed some RV parks provide only a 50 amp. There are products (pigtails) that have a male end of 50 amp with a 30 amp female end. Has anyone used these products and are these devices safe?
Yes, dogbones are used widely and they're safe. If you have a 30 amp electrical system you can't draw more than 30 amps anyway. Your breakers protect the internal circuitry.
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I carry one & have had to use it in a couple of parks. Another advantage is when the park's 30 amp receptacle is badly worn, you can plug into the less used 50 amp one.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:27 AM   #4
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Yes, dogbones are used widely and they're safe. If you have a 30 amp electrical system you can't draw more than 30 amps anyway. Your breakers protect the internal circuitry.
That's what I thought, thanks for the information.
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