# 30 amp hookup at home

### Index

- How do you hook up a 30 amp to a 50 amp?
- Can you plug a 30-amp RV cable into a 50 amp outlet?
- What is the difference between a 30 and 50 amp plug?
- What was the mistake I made installing an outside 30-amp outlet?
- Can you plug a 30 amp into a 50 amp adapter?
- How do you hook up a 30 amp to a RV?
- What is the difference between a 30 amp and 50 amp RV?
- How to hook up a 50 amp RV to a pedestal?

### How do you hook up a 30 amp to a 50 amp?

I purchased a a big, yellow adapter that is a 50 amp male with two 30 amp females. Put the male 50 amp plug into a 50amp pedestal, then plug 30amp Rv male into one 30 amp female and use a 30amp male-to-15amp female adapter in the other for regular extension cord.

### Can you plug a 30-amp RV cable into a 50 amp outlet?

You can plug a 30-amp RV cable directly into a 50-amp power outlet, such as a power outlet or pedestal at any campground that offers them. This is accomplished by using the correct 30 amp to 50 amp adapter. Use the female end of the adapter to plug into your Recreational Vehicle cord, and you should plug the male end into the 50 amp rv receptacle.

### What is the difference between a 30 and 50 amp plug?

Your RV will require one or the other, and fortunately, theres a simple way to check which type of plug your RV has: 30-amp plugs have three pins, and 50-amp plugs have four. 30-amp service is more common in smaller RVs with fewer power-hungry appliances.

### What was the mistake I made installing an outside 30-amp outlet?

I have been a licensed journeyman electrician for over ten years, but when a customer asked me to install an outside 30-amp outlet for his RV in the driveway, I accidentally wired it up for 240 volts, NOT 120 volts. That was a costly mistake on my part since it destroyed a lot of the RV appliances and electrical system.

### Can you plug a 30 amp into a 50 amp adapter?

Yes, it is possible to plug a 30 Amp into a 50 Amp adapter safely using a 50-amp setup. But for that, you will need another adapter. These special adapters do not usually come with an RV, but you can buy them from an RV store, electrical store, or a sizeable automotive store.

### How do you hook up a 30 amp to a RV?

You just take the 30 amp cord from your RV and plug it into the female socket on the adaptor. Once it’s seated snugly, you plug the male end of the adaptor into RV park’s 50 amp shore power socket.

### What is the difference between a 30 amp and 50 amp RV?

But a 50 amp RV has two legs of service going into the rig instead of just one. So if you add the two lines of 120 volts, that is a total of 240 volts. Then multiply that by 50 amps for each line and you have 12,000 watts of consumable power at one time. Clearly then, a 50 amp RV uses a lot more power than a 30 amp RV.

### How to hook up a 50 amp RV to a pedestal?

I purchased a a big, yellow adapter that is a 50 amp male with two 30 amp females. Put the male 50 amp plug into a 50amp pedestal, then plug 30amp Rv male into one 30 amp female and use a 30amp male-to-15amp female adapter in the other for regular extension cord. I am traveling now but do not have the big adapter with me.