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Old 09-26-2017, 01:08 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by Love2camp View Post
The simple answer is no. The cord will burn before the breaker will trip as the cord is only rated for 30amps....
Originally Posted by PNTR10
Won't the demand only be for 30 amps? So your 30amp cord should be fine.
Yes: JamJanTan mentioned that his rig is only 30 amp therefore the 30 amp breakers in the rig will trip long before there is enough current to do anything to the 30 amp cord.

Remember that there are two breakers in line before hitting anything in the camper: The ones in the pedestal and then the ones in the panel inside the RV.

Now if there is a short in the cord, or in the internal RV wiring before the wiring goes into the RV's panel then it is possible the cord will act as a big fuse before the 50A breaker trips but that is unlikely.

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Old 09-26-2017, 02:19 AM   #22
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There's no risk to your coach by plugging it into a 50A outlet. It's no different from plugging a 15A hair dryer into a 20A outlet at home. But there IS a risk to your wiring from the power post all the way to your breaker panel. If there is a short or defect in the power cord or any of the connections upstream of the main breaker you risk burning them up and possibly starting a fire in or near your coach. You want a breaker to be the weak link and for must of us that link really should be on the post. That said, if the 30 A outlet were damaged or inoperative when I hooked up I'd likely go ahead and hook up to the 50 A outlet.

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Old 09-30-2017, 01:20 AM   #23
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I don't think it matters which you connect to, but using the 50 amp circuit won't hurt anything.

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