I have some questions? 30 amp to 50 amp

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  1. stacey short

    stacey short Member

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    I will be taking my first camping trip on May 31 and my camper TT is 30 amp. I use a C pap at night and I'm concern about blowing fuses or messing something up. I heard you can buy adapter but I'm not sure about? Then I would like to know do I need to buy more fuses to accommodate the 50 amp? If I do need to buy more fuses what ones do I get? I will have phone chargers, TV playing, no microwave but I will be using my nuwave, and my 3 in one skillet grill and griddle from time to time . Then the AC is still running and the refrigerator. I understand that you can't run everything at the same time. I heard you can turn the air down or maybe off while using other electric appliance. Thank you in advance
     
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    You cable going to the electric hook up is only rayed for 30 amps. You csnt use more unless you redue the ellectrical system. I would just get a heavy duty guage extention cord and run you machine independently. Most hook ups can accommodate more then one plug. I have a contractor cord real with a resettable breaker build in.
     
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    I have one of them. Great idea
     
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    It makes no difference if you are plugged into a 30 or 50 amp pedestal. Since your TT is only 30 amp, it will only use 30 amp max.
    Your C pap will not use enough power to trip any breakers (fuses). The fuses are on the 12volt side. The TT has circuit breakers just like the ones in your home
     
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    I carry a regular 25-foot Extension cord to plug into the 20A SERVICE at camp grounds for special things...

    Most camp grounds I have been to provides pedestal connections for 50A, 30A, and 15A/20A service...


    Typical Pedestal at Camp Grounds
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    These are all fed from their own circuit breaker on the pedestal side... If you had your C-PAP plugged into this service connections then you would not have to worry about over loading your 30A or 50A side and tripping off the C-PAP....

    My POPUP trailer has many places I can run the external extension cord into the trailer. On my fifth wheel I can run the external extension cord into the bottom storage area through the door. Mine has a rubber seal and I can close and latch the storage door with the extension cord going thru it...

    Roy Ken
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    I may try this as well
     

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