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Old 07-14-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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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?

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

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That's what I was thinking, but not being an electrician, did not know. Thanks!
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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?
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4 - 2 hots, 1 neutral, 1 ground.
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