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Old 08-14-2019, 06:39 AM   #1
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We just bought a new voltage 3655. It has a 50 amp hook up and when we bought it we bought an adapter to plug into a normal 110 volt 15/20 amp outlet. So my question is when i plug into 110 volt 15/20 amp out let not much works in trailer. The fridge and tv won't work.
I get not being able to run AC being plugged into 110 15/20 amp outlet but I really thought that fridge would work. So is this normal? When i start the Generator everything works.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:50 AM   #2
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What adapter did you buy ? It's only powering one leg over the rv you need one that will power both like this one pictured however you MUST be very careful to not overload it !! I also recommend you buy this kill a watt meter it will let you see exactly what each device pulls and your overall usage so you dont burn anything up and although it will run dont ever run the air conditioner on this cord!Click image for larger version

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Old 08-14-2019, 11:09 AM   #3
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Scott's correct, the 50 amp systems are made up of 2 110 volt legs and the way the RV works is they put some stuff on one leg and some on the other. The dogbone you purchased probably only feeds one leg so only some of your stuff works. be careful not to overload, it's easy to do when you are using these types of things. Your extension cord should be high quality since you will probably burn it up. The wiring on these guys is a bit tricky...

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Old 08-14-2019, 01:38 PM   #4
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I use the adapter shown by @scottxpc and it works great. Obviously, I donít run any kind of load on it when using it. My routine is typically get my trailer the day before I leave and plug it in using the small adapter. The sole purpose of that is to run my fridge over night to cool it down and to top off my batteries. But it sure is nice to be able to use a standard extension cord to plug in instead of the big and heavy 50 amp cord. One of my favorite RV accessories ever purchased.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:58 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replys. I will by an adapter like the one pictured with the amp meter. I cant figure out how to post pictures but yes i am only getting one leg of 110 volts.Thanks for the replys
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Thanks for the replys. I will by an adapter like the one pictured with the amp meter. I cant figure out how to post pictures but yes i am only getting one leg of 110 volts.Thanks for the replys
some walmarts carry the dogbone adapters in a section they laughingly call RECREATIONAL VEHICLE SUPPLIES. You may get lucky otherwise, Amazon is a great place to look for good pricing. Camping World is expensive but if you need it right away...
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