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Posted: 04/20/20 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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How well does a dual-pigtail like this Camco item work for 15A plus 30A giving you a nominal 45A when they don't have 50A? Reviews at amazon etc are pretty good.

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Posted: 04/20/20 08:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a note in that some CG’s don’t allow a site to use more than one socket at a time. Rare, but there are some.


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They work fine if all you need is 15 (or 20) amps from one side, and 30 amps from the other side. Remember, a 50 amp service is actually 100 amps, 50 amps on each of two legs.


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Posted: 04/20/20 08:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are near worthless, as they will not work if the 15 amp outlet is GFI protected, which they all are required to be.


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One question, three different answers. That's why this forum is so popular. Everyone gets their say, and they don't get ridiculed for it.

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Chris Bryant wrote:

They are near worthless, as they will not work if the 15 amp outlet is GFI protected, which they all are required to be.

This answer is correct. Newer codes require GFCI outlets. And this device will not work with a GFCI since the common neutral almost guarantees the currents thru the two separate hot outlets will not balance with the neutrals back thru the respective outlet neutrals.
Might work in an older campground that has not been upgraded to GFCI.

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I've never seen this type adapter. If only one male end was plugged in wouldn't the other one be hot?

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BB_TX wrote:

Chris Bryant wrote:

They are near worthless, as they will not work if the 15 amp outlet is GFI protected, which they all are required to be.

This answer is correct. Newer codes require GFCI outlets. And this device will not work with a GFCI since the common neutral almost guarantees the currents thru the two separate hot outlets will not balance with the neutrals back thru the respective outlet neutrals.
Might work in an older campground that has not been upgraded to GFCI.


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jdc1 wrote:

One question, three different answers. That's why this forum is so popular. Everyone gets their say, and they don't get ridiculed for it.


Read the first two pages of the post "Long Arm of the Law".

This is my first post in a long, long time and probably my last for even longer. Gary's post was a good one, answers 18 thru to the end are in left field and off topic.


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Posted: 04/20/20 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Older campgrounds have the 15 amp and 30 amp on the same leg of power source. The unit in question normally have a disclaimer about this.
50 amp rigs are specified the feed to be 120/240 four wire.


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