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pianotuna

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Posted: 09/27/22 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Consider an auto former at the RV end of the cords.

Roll your own extension cord with thicker wire.

Don't exceed 24 amps of demand.

* This post was edited 09/27/22 10:10am by pianotuna *


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Bruce Brown wrote:

Voltage drop through the extension cords.


Yup. 111 is just above the "Danger Zone" (less than 110)

And with two cords and two PAIR of plugs and outlets.

Now you might try.
Polishing the plug blades and if you can the parts in the outlets.. Other than the primary (unplug first) you might use a emery board in the outlets to polish. they are right close to the thickness of the blade Just a few in-out-in-out cycles

DE-OX-IT is also a good product. It's followed by a number usually between 5 and 100.. The bigger the number the better the number the nmbers are bigger at Micro Center stores.


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Posted: 09/28/22 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am curious if you know what size wiring is running to the house 30 amp plug. If it's too small, any load on the line is going to drop the voltage quickly. If you find you do need to upgrade the wiring to that 30 amp plug, consider upgrading the plug to 50 amp with the required larger wiring.

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He said 10/2

He shoudl be running 8/2 + Ground in the house or even 6/2 if the run is very long... I used smaller wire.. but also lower current.

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wa8yxm wrote:

He said 10/2

He shoudl be running 8/2 + Ground in the house or even 6/2 if the run is very long... I used smaller wire.. but also lower current.

The OP did not say 10/2. That was a later poster. The OP never came back.

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