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RonS
04-20-2011, 02:39 PM
I want to place my autoformer in the bay where I plug into with my 50amp cord. Autoformer is made to work outside pluged into shore power ped, and then my cord into it and then to RV. I want to put the autoformer on the other end of the power cord. But I need another 50 amp receptical. Something similar to the one we all have on our RVs. Where can I get either a used one or a better price than 68 bucks??
Originally I had taken the end off my cord, and then in its place a plug in. But when the autoformer went out I had no way to get power to RV. Did you ever try to change ends on 50 amp cord in the dark. Not going to try that anymore.
Thanks.....Ron

Huck
04-21-2011, 10:23 AM
I will try to explain what I did.

I put a male 50 amp 4 wire range wire into the electrical box that houses the inlet for the shore cord in the elec. hookup compartment.
Then put a 50 amp. 4 wire female plug on the end of my 50 amp. shore cord.
Just like the ones on the autoformer.

This way I can use the autoformer or not.

I also put a 50 amp female end on a 30 amp RV extension cord to use when I am traveling and there is only 30 amp service at the campsite.
It beets the hell out of using/fighting that big heavy 50 amp cord. Esp. in the cold mornings...

RonS
04-22-2011, 11:34 AM
Huck - Thanks for the reply, I think I found what I needed from Northern Tool. Will know when received in 5-7 days. THANKS!