30 amp to 50 amp Converter and Surge Protection

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  1. Nani2

    Nani2 Active Member

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    I'm again shopping online and trying to figure what I need.
    Most campgrounds I've looked at have 50 amp service while camper is 30.
    I know I need 30 amp converter to 50.
    Do I get 30 amp surge protector and put between cord and converter or do I get 50 amp and put at box?
     
  2. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    the ones I saw that had 50A also had 30A so it was never a problem as I did not have that adapter.

    Surge protection, do you do this at home? What about an autoformer?
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    The CG's I go to have 30 a, 50 a and 15 a receptacles on the pedestal. This seems to be the norm.
     
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    I carry both a 50a to 30a dogbone adapter, & a 30a to 15a dogbone adapter, they weren't that expensive, & I know I'm covered. Our pup is only a 15a hookup, but it's not unusual to pull into a campsite, & find their 15a outlets pretty much burned up. If I run into one of those, I just use the 30a/15a adapter. Never had to use the 50a/30a adapter yet, but by golly, I got it! LOL
     
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    The guy at our walk through/training suggested it.
    We do have them at home on tvs and expensive electronics.
     
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    Just an fyi.. when talking plugs and adapters the male end is stated first. Like the 50amp (male end) to 30amp (female end) dog bone..
     
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    I have a 30 amp surge protector with Low Voltage protection. I am more concerned about low voltage than a surge.
     
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    I can’t answer for @joet but the one you linked doesn’t have low voltage protection that he mentions. It mostly just shows if the wires are hooked up correctly, plus surge protection. And you have to see the lights and unplug manually. He probably has something like this EMS that automatically cuts power if the voltage is too low or high as well as other situations. If i ever decide to spend the money, I’ll skip the regular surge protectors and go straight for the full EMS.

    https://www.amazon.com/Progressive-...id=1536021508&sr=8-1&keywords=Progressive+ems
     
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    I have s Camco Power Defender. It protects against low-voltage.
     
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