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On my 5th wheel where the 50-amp electrical cable plugs in, the black screw “ring” connector that holds the cable in place has broken off. Is it possible to replace the ring only and not have to replace the whole connection? I am thinking about just ignoring the problem because it appears that the only function of the ring is to make sure that the cable is not disconnected. Your thoughts on the issue?


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Verify the brand of your connector. They are not all the same.
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It appears he just wants the ring and not the the cover.

He does need to make sure of 30 or 50 amp.

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bgum wrote:

It appears he just wants the ring and not the the cover.

He does need to make sure of 30 or 50 amp.


50 Amp. I do not know how to replace the ring only. I will need the replace the complete cover.

Is the ring REALY necessary? How many do not use (tighten) the ring?

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TenOC wrote:

bgum wrote:

It appears he just wants the ring and not the the cover.

He does need to make sure of 30 or 50 amp.


50 Amp. I do not know how to replace the ring only. I will need the replace the complete cover.

Is the ring REALY necessary? How many do not use (tighten) the ring?


ON 50 amp, the pins will lock into place. The ring is just a way to help keep out moisture. Doug

PS, not really needed. That is why you insert and twist

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The standard straight in twist lock cord body puts strain the the electrical components. The locking ring reduces this stress. A 90 degree adapter reduces the stress and reduces possibility of failure.

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The ring will slip over your plug. You will need to work it some.

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dougrainer wrote:

TenOC wrote:

bgum wrote:

It appears he just wants the ring and not the the cover.

He does need to make sure of 30 or 50 amp.


50 Amp. I do not know how to replace the ring only. I will need the replace the complete cover.

Is the ring REALY necessary? How many do not use (tighten) the ring?


ON 50 amp, the pins will lock into place. The ring is just a way to help keep out moisture. Doug

PS, not really needed. That is why you insert and twist

Doug I know you are our resident guru. but I strongly disagree that the ring is not needed. The ring keeps the plug sucure in the socket it keeps the plug tight. When the plug gets loose you get arching , scorching, heat, all symptoms of a bad connection.
The ring keeps the plug tight and secure.


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