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Posted: 08/04/12 08:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a standard 30amp unit that came with the standard black adapter for the Power cord. I recently bought a Honda 2000i generator to run my AC. I had noticed previously, that the Stock black adapter had gotten pretty hot when so when I ordered a hard start kit I also bought a new yellow Camco 15 to 30 adapter. Then I read this on another thread "Get a dogbone type 15/20amp to 30amp RV connection adapter though. Forget about the little black plastic adapters".
My question is why? I don't mind spending Another $25 or so, but is it necessary to get the dog bone style and is my bigger yellow adapter ok?

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Connections in an electrical circuit inherently create heat. In the case of a "puck", there are two connections right next to each other. With a doggone, the two connections are spread out. The dogbones also use standard connectors that I feel are made better.

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I use the standard puck adapter that came with my trailer. It does not get hot, maybe a little warm is all.


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I dont know how may amps your ac draws but sounds like your gen isnt big enough to run the air and anything else thats on it your unit. 2000watts is 16 amps


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Either adapter will work. I used to use the small one like the Camco then switched over to the dogbone style because it was more convenient IMO.


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We have this one that we use to hook up our trailer to home power. http://www.amazon.com/Camco-55165-PowerGrip-Dogbone-Electrical/dp/B000BUU5YA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1344111198&sr=8-4&keywords=camco+adapter

We plan to use it as well with the new Honda 2000 we just purchased today. Although we know it won't power our a/c. We rarely need it anyway and if end up needing it more when we don't have hookups we will get a companion.
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There is no difference electrically between the two connections. Current is current and the fact one is long than the other is really not a big deal


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There are two reasons the dogbone is better and there is a better adapter as well in your case.

The first is that it puts less strain on the smaller outlet

The second is that with a foot of wire between it's male and female ends the heat dissapation is way way better, That little black puck adapter concentrates the heat from BOTH plugs in a small area.

The better one is a larger block that covers both 20 amp outlets and has a single 30 on it. I had one, Lost it. More contact area (2x on the 20 amp side) means less resistance means less current through each pin, means less heat.


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WHS I love this option because lower power loss but not sure if still made.

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Looked for it Gale, but can't find it currently being offered.


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