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Old 03-18-2017, 09:27 PM   #1
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Electrical adapters

Being newbies to camping with a trailer we've been studying up on what to do when we arrive at a campsite. I keep coming across mention of plugging the shore power cord into the campsite receptacle that matches the trailer requirements, and that electrical adapters may be needed.

Do we need to bring adapters with us so we can usually connect?

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You should have a 30 amp to 15 amp adaptor so that you can plug into an ordinary home type 110 volt outlet.

Most power poles in campsites etc. have an 15 amp, homestyle outlet, a 30 amp and a 50 amp outlet. Normally you can just plug your 30 amp cord in but it's good to have the option of using a household type 110 outlet. I've never had to use a 50 amp outlet and don't have an adaptor for them.

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Old 03-18-2017, 09:54 PM   #3
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Ron, so this is what I would need? If so, I probably have one somewhere in one of my electrical bins.

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Ron, so this is what I would need? If so, I probably have one somewhere in one of my electrical bins.

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Yes, a 15A to 30A is what you want, not the other way around (they usually list line side first, load side second....usually). I have never bought one, but some folks say that a 50A to 30A is good to have for pedestals that don't have a 30A outlet.

That one looks almost exactly like the one Escape gives out.
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Ron and Jim, thank you! I love to learn.

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ETI will give you a 30 to 15 amp plug when you get your trailer. I used it when I had the trailer plugged to a 20 amp outlet in our house.

I also purchased, when I did a motorhome rental, a 50 to 30 amp adapter. Yep, did use it once. It's in the trailer, just in case. Since it's there it'll never be needed. But when I take it out - yep, I'll need it. Never fails, does it?
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You're right, Laura. Better to have than not!

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I also recommend having a 50 to 30 amp connector. We've run into reverse polarity several times with the 30 amp connector but for some reason they always seem to get get the wiring correct for the 50 amp receptacle. Easier to break out the 50 to 30 than to head back to the office to switch sites.
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I also recommend having a 50 to 30 amp connector. We've run into reverse polarity several times with the 30 amp connector but for some reason they always seem to get get the wiring correct for the 50 amp receptacle. Easier to break out the 50 to 30 than to head back to the office to switch sites.
I also carry one. On this trip I have used it 3 times (including today) at sites that only had a 50 amp connector (not even a 15/20 amp receptacle) and once when the 30 amp connector is "iffy".

Since I have a detachable power cord, I made a 3' #12 cord with a standard household 15 amp connector on one end and a Marinco twist lock on the other that I use with a 25' #12 extension cord when only 15/20 amp receptacles are available.
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For those who want belts and suspenders, or just like carrying around gadgety stuff, I made a 30 to 30 amp plug that reverses polarity just in case I get a pedestal that is reversed and doesn't have 50 amp. I know, I know, just a bit over overkill!
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