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Old 10-10-2019, 03:50 PM   #1
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15 Amp Power?

There are many times where I just need 15 amp electrical power to our V3605. Rather than lug out the (heavy!) 50 amp cord, use a 30 amp adapter and then a 15 amp adapter, I'm thinking of installing an inlet plug like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/ParkPowe...W-RV/301401848

I can easily hook it to one leg of the existing incoming power circuit, and it seems if I hook it to both legs, then I'm creating a short between the hot legs which will cause a problem when I do use the 50 amp hook-up later.

Has anybody done this? What was your solution?
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:09 PM   #2
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I bought a 50 amp the 15 amp three prong adapter, your new solution is a little overkill for me.
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This is a better and safer option but dont ever try to run air conditioning on it Click image for larger version

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That is better than the string of adapters I have now. Just trying to avoid dealing the 50A cord.
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Old 10-10-2019, 07:03 PM   #5
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That is what I am using for quick power.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HKHC7P8...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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There are many times where I just need 15 amp electrical power to our V3605. Rather than lug out the (heavy!) 50 amp cord, use a 30 amp adapter and then a 15 amp adapter, I'm thinking of installing an inlet plug like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/ParkPowe...W-RV/301401848

I can easily hook it to one leg of the existing incoming power circuit, and it seems if I hook it to both legs, then I'm creating a short between the hot legs which will cause a problem when I do use the 50 amp hook-up later.

Has anybody done this? What was your solution?

Not familiar with 50 amp cords. But, I would use the 30 amp cord and add the proper 50 amp connector on the end and make your modifications there. If that makes sense.



Once you remove the 30 amp cord you are back to stock.
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That's the ticket! Best solution so far.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:38 AM   #8
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Agree, this is a great and very inexpensive adapter to avoid using the 50 amp heavy cord. I use this almost every time I bring my trailer home to my house the night before I leave so I can run the fridge and top of the batteries. So much easier to use and I plug a 50 ft. light weight household extension cord into it and the into my house. Not only is it easy to use but if someone stole it from in front of my house I donít lose the several hundred dollar 50 amp cord.

As others have said you canít run the air conditioner with this cord but ideal for cooling down the fridge overnight without wasting propane.
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There are many times where I just need 15 amp electrical power to our V3605. Rather than lug out the (heavy!) 50 amp cord, use a 30 amp adapter and then a 15 amp adapter, I'm thinking of installing an inlet plug like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/ParkPowe...W-RV/301401848

I can easily hook it to one leg of the existing incoming power circuit, and it seems if I hook it to both legs, then I'm creating a short between the hot legs which will cause a problem when I do use the 50 amp hook-up later.

Has anybody done this? What was your solution?
The 50 amp to 30 amp probably does connect the two legs of the 50 amp system to the one leg 30 amp system. This is normal for TT's that do not actually need 240 volts.

It is fine to then add a 30 amp to 15 amp adapter to the previous adaptor. Don't go cheap on the extension cord to the house. Most "heavy looking" cords are not up to the job. Make sure you get heavy gage wire in the heavy looking cord. I would try to get 10 gage wire in the cord due to the distance and possibility you will use all of the available 15 amps.
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This is what I use, only thing you need is regular extension cord, no lugging out the 50amp cord.
https://www.amazon.com/Epicord-Campe...1261082&sr=8-4
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I use the exact same adapter and have for about 7 years. Very convenient.
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Thanks everyone for the input. You've saved me a bunch of work. Safe travels.
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