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Old 06-09-2021, 05:20 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:57 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 06-10-2021, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thank you for your quick reply.
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Old 06-10-2021, 07:10 PM   #4
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Bob, we’re still wondering what melted. Picture?
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Old 06-10-2021, 08:36 PM   #5
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The melted parts were the male and female parts of the power cord to the receptacle on the trailer.
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Old 06-11-2021, 07:53 AM   #6
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Are you saying the female end of the cord melted to the male end of the trailer?


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