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bob1305@yahool.com
06-09-2021, 06:20 PM
The RV park had 50 amp at the pedestal I plug my 30 amp cord into it with an adapter- had power. My wife plugged in three crock pots that worked fine, no breakers popped. When we un hooked my electrical plug was welded to itself. Why didn't a breaker pop?

porkchop
06-10-2021, 04:57 PM
Don't understand "electric plug was welded to itself" What welded to what?

Breaker didn't trip because you were using less than 30 amps and did not have a direct short To pass UL and NEMA testing a breaker must handle 130% of it's design current for 8 minutes, but a direct short for only 1 cycle. And there are 60 cycles in a second. So, just doing it's job.

Bill

bob1305@yahool.com
06-10-2021, 05:31 PM
Thank you for your quick reply.

Notanlines
06-10-2021, 08:10 PM
Bob, we’re still wondering what melted. Picture?

bob1305@yahool.com
06-10-2021, 09:36 PM
The melted parts were the male and female parts of the power cord to the receptacle on the trailer.

porkchop
06-11-2021, 08:53 AM
Are you saying the female end of the cord melted to the male end of the trailer?


Bill