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Old 09-03-2015, 11:49 AM   #81
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The sole reason I'm not doing that is because I don't want to overload my cables.

If there were any scrapyards locally then I'd be there looking for parts. Either my area has no scrapyards or they don't advertise their presence due to ignorance or illegal operations. Been looking off and on for 10 years without finding any.
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are you actually in South Carolina and can not find scrap yards or used rv parts?
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are you actually in South Carolina and can not find scrap yards or used rv parts?
Yup. Just outside the deadbeat town of Lexington.
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The sole reason I'm not doing that is because I don't want to overload my cables.
The 15A breaker at the shore power pedestal prevents you from overloading your cables.

Check ebay for used RV parts, or is that too low rent for you too?
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Old 09-03-2015, 07:55 PM   #85
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Wow. Just got back from Lowe's. Trying to get over the shock of the prices. I looked at the 30A inline plugs and soickets. Damn! A pair was as near as dammit the same as the overpriced RV male socket!

This has me rather cheesed off lol.

Well, today I got four single sockets and single face plates. They're 20A sockets but they'll work with 15A.

I'm still trying to work out how to do the electrics economically.
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W. I looked at the 30A inline plugs and soickets. Damn! A pair was as near as dammit the same as the overpriced RV male socket!

I'm still trying to work out how to do the electrics economically.
1) Of course they are, How old are you and how many times in you life have you purchased one of those. Those things for most people are a once maybe twice in a lifetime purchase. Or you use them all the time and they are just a cost of doing business.

2) I think you need to shift your perspective as what economical electrics are. Think of it as plumbing something that can kill you and set everything you own on fire with little or no warning. On top of that you can't see it (unless sparking), you can't taste it or smell it (unless its in the several thousand kV range and creating ozone), you sure as hell can feel it but you don't want to. I feel you should be able to do a top rate shore power install in a bus for less than $1000 Good luck getting electrician to put in a sub panel in a house for that rate.
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I found a 30a receptivlke. It's twidt lock which is what I didn't want. But for $15 you can't say its not a good deal! My alternative would have been two 15A inputs and two 15A sockjets insiude. I found 15a soickjets for $9.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/271909878145
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I found a 30a receptivlke. It's twidt lock which is what I didn't want. But for $15 you can't say its not a good deal! . . . .
WOW! You're wiring your bus for 600 volts!
But where will you get the female cord cap to match that beauty? (I have a couple at work, but can't sell them.)

NEMA-standard connectors for every voltage and every current rating have slightly different pins. A four-pin twist-lock for 208 volts, 3 hot phases and a ground with no neutral will have different pins than a four-pin twist lock for 120/240 volts with two hots, a neutral and and ground. This prevents people from plugging cords into the wrong outlet and blowing up equipment with too much or too little voltage.

Of course, if you can find a matching cap for the end of your shoreline, you could make a one-off set-up just for you. It would be safer to have the proper female-male connectors than having a suicide shoreline like Bansil. Just don't mix your equipment with anyone else. Don't let them plug their 600 volt supply cable into your bus.
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WOW! You're wiring your bus for 600 volts!
But where will you get the female cord cap to match that beauty? (I have a couple at work, but can't sell them.)

NEMA-standard connectors for every voltage and every current rating have slightly different pins. A four-pin twist-lock for 208 volts, 3 hot phases and a ground with no neutral will have different pins than a four-pin twist lock for 120/240 volts with two hots, a neutral and and ground. This prevents people from plugging cords into the wrong outlet and blowing up equipment with too much or too little voltage.

Of course, if you can find a matching cap for the end of your shoreline, you could make a one-off set-up just for you. It would be safer to have the proper female-male connectors than having a suicide shoreline like Bansil. Just don't mix your equipment with anyone else. Don't let them plug their 600 volt supply cable into your bus.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/L14-30-Locki...item35bf436f28

That looks like a likely candidate!

Now, if I'm really clever, I'll wire up two of these. One with a 50a plug on the other end (despite the fact I'm using a 30A cable and 30A breakers). The other will be on a 15a cable with a 15A plug and I'll have to switch out breakers.
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