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Old 08-09-2022, 08:30 PM   #1
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50 AMP pwr connector

I purchased a 50 AMP pwr Y connector. I plug it into my post and the CB wont close. I have read that this will not work on GFI outlets. Any way to know if an outlet is GFI protected beside the decal? Only cost me 20$ at a garage sale.
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Old 08-09-2022, 08:37 PM   #2
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I purchased a 50 AMP pwr Y connector. I plug it into my post and the CB trip. I have read that this will not work on GFI outlets. Any way to know if an outlet is GFI protected beside the decal? Only cost me 20$ at a garage sale.
Yep, 20.00 for junk that trips the breaker.
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Old 08-09-2022, 08:59 PM   #3
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I purchased a 50 AMP pwr Y connector. I plug it into my post and the CB wont close. I have read that this will not work on GFI outlets. Any way to know if an outlet is GFI protected beside the decal? Only cost me 20$ at a garage sale.
Then you splice 3+3 incoming wires to 4 wires out you are asking for trouble.

To answer your question - Every RV pedestal made since 1998 comes with a 20 amp, 120 volt GFCI duple receptacle. Electrical code require GFCI protected receptacles in wet areas, (basements, garages), outside and interior where the receptacle is within 6 feet from a water supply. New residential code requires combination arc fault and ground fault circuit interrupters. I would say this is a necessary upgrade to any RV you plan on sleeping in or have water on
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Old 08-09-2022, 09:43 PM   #4
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thanks, The description says twice it doesn't work with GFI outlets. The plug looked brand new, i bet they bought it and never used it...
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Old 08-10-2022, 12:26 AM   #5
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thanks, The description says twice it doesn't work with GFI outlets. The plug looked brand new, i bet they bought it and never used it...
Or stuck it in the garage sale because it's obsolete...
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Old 08-10-2022, 02:06 AM   #6
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Or stuck it in the garage sale because it's obsolete...
Agree with you. Truth be told, given that I had 30 amp shorepower available, I have never had any issues with my 50 amp coach. I worry if I only have 15/20 amp service. Toi take it a step further, more often than not, I will select a 30 amp site to save money per night. In Colorado, I had no shorepower at all. But I do have that big arse green thing at the rear of the coach. I figure I bought it when I bought the coach, so I why not use it
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Old 08-10-2022, 04:34 PM   #7
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People buy those thinking they'll get 45 amps to their 50 amp coach. What they don't realize is your 50 amp couch has 2 legs of 50.amps each = 100 amps. That doodad if it were actually worth the $20, which it isn't, would only provide 45 amps split 2 ways to the couch, not much help over the single 30 amp plug even if it worked.
You'll find a lot of those at garage sales, now you know why...
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