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Posted: 07/11/19 11:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our new (brand new) trailer has 50a service. We want to stop for a couple of nights on the way home from the dealer and the state park has only 30a spots. I think I can just use an adapter and only run one of the A/C units. Is this a correct assumption?


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Short answer. Yes

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Yes, just be careful about using electric water heater, and microwave at the same time as the 1 AC.

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Hi,

I'd recommend getting an Ems if you don't already.

I tend to monitor my voltage constantly using a Kill-a-Watt meter.


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Yes and all of the above.


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I'm looking at the HUGHES Autotransformer. It looks like I'll now need two adapters to use it.

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“I think I can just use an adapter and ...”

Some basic RV electric reading should be in your immediate future. And dry camping is easy, fun....


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Posted: 07/11/19 12:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Huges Autoformer just raises Line Voltage...not amps available
30A is 30A

50A RV on 30A (50A provides 6000W/per leg---12,000W and 30A is 3600W Total)
Place water heater on propane
1 A/C unit (shut down if wanting to use Microwave)


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TexasUltra wrote:

I'm looking at the HUGHES Autotransformer. It looks like I'll now need two adapters to use it.


A autoformer can come in handy if you run into a low voltage problem but it can not do what a EMS can. Get a progressive industries EMS. I prefer hardwired.


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Progressive Industries EMS is a very good protection system. I have the portable unit and no issues.

You will need to get a 30 amp to 50 amp adapter as well.

The other comments about not running 2nd air and microwave are all valid. Just watch what things you are powering on.

I just spent the 4th of July at a 30 amp campsite and my 5th wheel is 50 amp. We had no electrical issues at all.

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