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Old 08-18-2017, 10:07 PM   #1
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Load center type

For a 120v system with 50amp plug in, what type of load center are you using? Main lug or Breaker? The physical size of the main lug style I found fits best in my basement, but not positive I should trust every rv park to provide protected circuits.

I may have spaces to backfeed 50amp service through a breaker if necessary.

For the record, I will have an electrician bless off before I connect to live.

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Old 08-19-2017, 11:32 AM   #2
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For the record, I will have an electrician bless off before I connect to live.

Great plan!!

I would go with a load center with a main breaker. I would have to dig out the code book to verify but I am pretty sure that NEC requires it.

Even if it doesn't I would not trust the RV park pedestal to protect my bus.

Just my $0.02
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:35 PM   #3
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Good advice. Was looking at RV specific load centers that combine AC and DC in one unit, and they were protected with a main.

I know people on here have used main lugs though and haven't heard of problems yet. Think I will spend a few more dollars and go with a main breaker.

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Old 08-27-2017, 01:01 PM   #4
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Since I didnt need a converter for dc side( using an inverter/ charger with built in xfer switch) I decided to go with this unit. They do offer larger units if needed. It has spot for Main breaker(input from shore/ genny) and 4 breaker locations for your appliances. On the DC side it has 12 spots for your DC items. For $60 thought it to be a steal...

PD5000 30 Amp AC/DC Power Control Panel

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