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vwalla 07-14-2011 07:22 PM

50 AMP Breaker - How many amps per leg?
 
I am installing a 50 AMP 2 pole breaker for my RV. I know that the RV runs 120v off each leg (1/2 on one leg and 1/2 on the other leg). My question is how many amps run on each leg using this breaker? Is it 50 amps per leg or 25 amps per leg?

Thanks!

a7ecorsair 07-14-2011 07:26 PM

If you are not drawing any 240 volt power you can draw a max of 50 amps per leg before it will trip.

vwalla 07-14-2011 07:29 PM

That's what I was thinking, but not being an electrician, did not know. Thanks!

a7ecorsair 07-14-2011 07:38 PM

Question:
Does the RV have a cord with a plug on the end? If so, what does the cable end look like? How many pins - three or four?

vwalla 07-14-2011 07:41 PM

4 - 2 hots, 1 neutral, 1 ground.

kbsparky 07-14-2011 08:16 PM

Quote:

50 AMP Breaker - How many amps per leg?
50 per leg.

vwalla 07-14-2011 08:24 PM

Thanks!


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