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A 50 amp plug has four prongs – two 120 volt hot wires, a neutral wire and a ground wire – that supply two separate 50 amp, 120 volt feeds.

## What is a 50 amp campsite?

So-called 50 amp power actually provides two independent 50 amp lines, for a total capacity of 100 amps, over three times the capacity of a 30 amp hookup. That said, 50 amp power is only used on large RVs, not on pop-ups and smaller trailers and motor homes.

## What does electricity hookup 30 mean?

A 30 Amp plug has three wires, one for hot wire, one for neutral wire and one for a ground wire.

## How much is a 50 amp hookup?

The length of the run is the most important factor in determining a true 50 Amp service. The figure is for the wire in the US. $50-$100 for breaker at service panel, and $60 for the outlet/service box to plug in.

## What is the electric hook up at a campsite?

Electric hookups allow you to plug your RV into a power pedestal and power your electric RV appliances and components without using a generator, battery power, or solar power. Some pedestals come with 30 amp, 50 amp, and sometimes an extra household 15/20 amp connection.

## What is the wire size for 50 amps?

50 AMP Wire Size

For a maximum of 50 amps, you’ll need a wire gauge of 6. Fifty amp breakers are most often used to power many different appliances. However, a kitchen oven can alone require 50 amps. Many electric dryers also require a 50 amp breaker.

## What can I run on 50 amps?

A 50-amp breaker can run appliances like ovens, hairdryers, air conditioners, and multiple lights simultaneously while (possibly) still sparing power. The reason for this breaker’s capacity is because it can hold up to 12,000 watts running on a 240-volt circuit (50-amps x 240-volts).

## Can I plug a 50 amp into 30 amp?

Yes! With an adapter, you can plug a 50-amp RV cord into a 30-amp power pedestal at a campground. … However, note that without a 50-amp receptacle, you won’t be operating at full power, so there will likely be some limitations on how many appliances you can run at once.

## Is 50 amp RV service 220v?

A 50 Amp RV plug is 220 Volts if it has four prongs on the male and female plug. Two being 110 Volt to neutral or ground and one prong being the neutral and the round prong the ground. The voltage between the two 110 Volt prongs should be 220 Volts.

## How many watts is 50 amps?

50-amp 240-volt circuit: 50 amps x 240 volts = 12,000 watts.

## Does a 50 amp RV outlet need to be GFCI?

Bottom line — the 30- and 50-amp circuits feeding the RV are NOT required to have GFCI protection. Preventing the inclusion of GFCI protection of 30- and 50-amp RV site circuits is a big deal and operators need help to prevent a future push to include them by GFCI protecting circuits that should be protected.