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Old 11-17-2012, 01:47 PM   #15
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Does this adapter have built in protection at 15A? I know there are some sold that do, which is a wise thing, as otherwise your cable rated at 15A would be fused at 30A. I have seen a couple that are direct without protection, kinda scary.

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No it has no over current protection. I does however have ground fault protection.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:44 AM   #16
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We melted our cord this summer running it with that sort of little tail thing....probably operator error, but it was kind of scary to see what could happen.....
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:02 AM   #17
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You wouldn't want to run 30amps through wiring designed for 15amps. It would be pretty easy to wire a 15amp breaker or fuse into the trailer. This way, if you draw too much power, the breaker pops or fuse melts. No harm done.
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:11 AM   #18
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You wouldn't want to run 30amps through wiring designed for 15amps. It would be pretty easy to wire a 15amp breaker or fuse into the trailer. This way, if you draw too much power, the breaker pops or fuse melts. No harm done.
Yea, they could easily incorporate a circuit breaker inline, similar to the model with the GFCI in line. As sold, the 30 to 15 amp is unsafe.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:10 AM   #19
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I see no difference between the 30AMP male to 15AMP female pigtail and the simple unfused 50AMP male to 30AMP female shore cord adaptor except that the latter ASSUMES downstream fusing for a maximum 30 amp draw. What am I missing here? Is the presumption that the tritap will allow multiple unfused loads greater than 15 amps? If so, why is the fusing or breaker in the first illustration not adequate to protecting downstream circuitry from overload? Please explain to poor dumb me.

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I see no difference between the 30AMP male to 15AMP female pigtail and the simple unfused 50AMP male to 30AMP female shore cord adaptor except that the latter ASSUMES downstream fusing for a maximum 30 amp draw. What am I missing here? Is the presumption that the tritap will allow multiple unfused loads greater than 15 amps? If so, why is the fusing or breaker in the first illustration not adequate to protecting downstream circuitry from overload? Please explain to poor dumb me.



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Is the manufacturer assuming that the trailer itself is adquately fused?

I'm upgrading to a 30 amp Atwood panel. The panel itself has a master breaker, and 15amp breakers for individual circuits in the trailer. On a new trailer, I'm guessing that there will be some sort of breaker system.

The origional 1973 wiring on my boler was 15 amps with no fuses of any sort. With an adapter, I could potentially draw more power then the system could handle and create a melt down situation.

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Thanks Derek. I missed the reference to the continued use of trailers with NO circuit protection whatsoever.

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My Trillium has the original 15 amp breakered service.

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