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Ed_Gee

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cavie wrote:

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So you have a 50 amp RV and you are using a 50/30 RV adapter and plugging into a NEMA 10-30 outlet? Yea.... DON'T DO THAT.

Many things have now been burned up starting with the converter. The supply is 240v and the adapter is 120v.


Using a dog bone to plug 50 into 30 is done all the time.No problem.


A NEMA 10-30 outlet is NOT the same as an RV 30A outlet....they just look the same.

Very dangerous for an RV !


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Ed_Gee wrote:

cavie wrote:

time2roll wrote:

So you have a 50 amp RV and you are using a 50/30 RV adapter and plugging into a NEMA 10-30 outlet? Yea.... DON'T DO THAT.

Many things have now been burned up starting with the converter. The supply is 240v and the adapter is 120v.


Using a dog bone to plug 50 into 30 is done all the time.No problem.


A NEMA 10-30 outlet is NOT the same as an RV 30A outlet....they just look the same.

Very dangerous for an RV !


One other thing. A 30 amp 120 RV outlet has 2 spades and the Ground is round. The Home/industrial type has 3 Spades. I have yet to see a 220 dryer or welder have that round spade for ground. HENCE, I am always amazed how some then MAKE that 220 plug fit their 30 amp RV Male plug[emoticon] Doug

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Posted: 07/21/20 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TT-30 120 volts

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NEMA 10-30 240 volts

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dougrainer wrote:

Ed_Gee wrote:

cavie wrote:

time2roll wrote:

So you have a 50 amp RV and you are using a 50/30 RV adapter and plugging into a NEMA 10-30 outlet? Yea.... DON'T DO THAT.

Many things have now been burned up starting with the converter. The supply is 240v and the adapter is 120v.


Using a dog bone to plug 50 into 30 is done all the time.No problem.


A NEMA 10-30 outlet is NOT the same as an RV 30A outlet....they just look the same.

Very dangerous for an RV !


One other thing. A 30 amp 120 RV outlet has 2 spades and the Ground is round. The Home/industrial type has 3 Spades. I have yet to see a 220 dryer or welder have that round spade for ground. HENCE, I am always amazed how some then MAKE that 220 plug fit their 30 amp RV Male plug[emoticon] Doug

Even though a 10-30R receptacle doesn’t have a round hole (L shaped slot instead), it is otherwise configured the very similar. A little pressure would probably push the round pin on the plug into the L on the outlet.

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cavie wrote:

time2roll wrote:

So you have a 50 amp RV and you are using a 50/30 RV adapter and plugging into a NEMA 10-30 outlet? Yea.... DON'T DO THAT.

Many things have now been burned up starting with the converter. The supply is 240v and the adapter is 120v.


Using a dog bone to plug 50 into 30 is done all the time.No problem.


Nope - plugging an RV into a NEMA 10-30 outlet causes problems; plugging an RV into a NEMA TT30 outlet is what is done all the time...


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Lynnmor wrote:

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Sounds like a joke.
My opinion exactly, he must be bored.
I think I'd be having a conversation with whomever he lent this thing to.

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Huh ? He did it himself, not right to blame it on the lentee !!


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oh, we've had conversations. Believe me. And we're not done yet. What else may have been fried? Fridge now only works on gas. Are there any fuses in the circuit boards? Anything else? I will definitely "test" the electrician when he comes Friday.
I am amazed at the amount of knowledge that is here and the willingness to share it. Thank you.

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scout3351,


120 volt AC
Any device that was on, or in standby (microwave) is at risk of being damaged. The best thing to do is to test them one by one.

Test the 120 volt element in the Fridge.

12 volt DC

Any device with computer boards that was being "fed" by the now blown up converter may have failed. You can test those more or less immediately if the 12 volt battery still works.


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2oldman wrote:

Lynnmor wrote:

2oldman wrote:

Sounds like a joke.
My opinion exactly, he must be bored.
I think I'd be having a conversation with whomever he lent this thing to.


This is an example why the vast majority of us would NEVER lend our RV to anyone, not even family.


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