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Posted: 05/23/22 04:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Switched lakes this year and the campground that a lot of friends are staying at this summer is 30a only. I normally try to stay at 50a spots, but there are a few weeks that it’s not possible. I have had an adaptor that I have used over the last 6 years on rare occasion, but it can get warm to the touch at times. Is there an adaptor that can run a WH/15k aC without getting warm to the touch? At one campground I actually set a fan at the pedestal to blow on the adaptor which kept it cool.

Just looking for a high quality 30-50 adaptor.

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Clean the 50A plug lugs, bright shiney clean. Buy a pigtail type adapter, not a hockey puck type. 30A is plenty to run a 15K AC but don't exceed 80%/24A, probably some minor adapter heat. This assumes the pedestal is in good shape which is always questionable for 30A plugs that are often very used and abused.


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Did it get warm at the 30 amp end or the 50 amp end? Assuming it is a dogbone adapter.

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Make your own dog bone adapter with larger wire. Keep the tines bright.


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Thank you!

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