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Old 09-25-2018, 06:30 PM   #1
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30amp male to (2) 15 amp y adaptor

Hello. I am living full time in my rv and have found myself needing an additional 15 amp hookup. Is there an adaptor that I can use in my 30 amp space for two 15 amp hookups?
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:38 PM   #2
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Probably need a little more clarification. Are you running 30 amps and need an additional 15 amps? Need the available 30 amps split to 2 15 amps??? What kind of plug availability do you have at the service post? What adapters do you have?? Why would you want to eliminate the 30A capability and try to run in 2 15A cords?
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:56 PM   #3
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On our old 30amp rig I installed a 15Amp marine inlet and rigged the electric hotwater heat to be switch to that source. Freeing up load on the 30amp service.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:02 PM   #4
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I need the available 30 amp split into 2 15 amps. I currently do not have any adaptors. I’m looking for recommendations.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:17 PM   #5
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Many electrical hookups have a 15 amp 120 volt plug in available. If so you can run a separate 15 amp cord through your power cord access and use the cord end or add a couple of 15 amp outlets inside your unit.
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Old 09-25-2018, 07:19 PM   #6
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Lowe's or Homedepot can sell the parts to make this adapter. However you will have a 30 breaker feeding a cord made to handle only 15amps, unless you feed the 30 amp circuit into a box with two 15amp breakers.
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:09 PM   #7
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30 Amp Split into 2 15 Amp circuits

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I need the available 30 amp split into 2 15 amps. I currently do not have any adaptors. I’m looking for recommendations.
While not certain, my first question about your statement is, 'What voltage do you think your 30 Amp cord supplies?' A common misconception about the 30 Amp power cord is that it is a 220 volt plug, and it is not - repeat, NOT. It is a 120 volt, 30 amp plug, with a single hot wire, a neutral and the ground.

If you truthfully want two separate 15 amp circuits from your power cord, certainly you can do it, but actually that's what the Converter/breaker panel in your RV does. It has several individual breakers where provide 15 amp circuits to power many of the outlets, and probably a 20 amp circuit for the AC, and depending on the water heater model, a 20 amp circuit for it (some are 15 amp).

So the real question is what do you need 2 15 amp circuits for?

If anything, what some people do is actually run their 30 amp cord to their RV for normal things, and if perhaps want to run a separate circuit, say for a electric heater, or perhaps a additional plug in 120 AC, by plugging in a 12 gauge power cord into the 20 amp duplex receptable on the power post - if it has one, which is common.

Again, short response then is what Sourdough asked, What do you need 2 15 amp circuits for?
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:05 AM   #8
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I'm thinking they have a 50 amp hook-up for their rig and want to adapt the 30 amp plug to supply two additional 15 amp plugs.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:50 AM   #9
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I need the available 30 amp split into 2 15 amps. I currently do not have any adaptors. Iím looking for recommendations.
Folks are asking why in order to give you a answer that will properly serve your needs. The easiest "off the shelf" method is a 30 to 15 amp plug with a multi plug adapter plugged in next or this https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...SABEgLiWfD_BwE . However that offers NO PROTECTION for overcurrent to either 15 amp outlets and presents the opportunity for an overcurrent condition that could melt the wires and start a fire. To do it properly you would need to construct a sub panel (that's what the breaker panel in your camper is) . The sub panel would have to have a 30 amp male plug feeding a breaker or fuse box that splits each sub circuit with an appropriately sized fuse or breaker and wire to the outlet that needs to be a GFCI. What I just described also needs to be raintight to prevent shocks. The easiest way would be to use, or add an outside GFCI outlet to the outside of your camper.
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