# Question: What does electricity hookup 30 mean?

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A 30 Amp plug has three wires, one for hot wire, one for neutral wire and one for a ground wire. A 50amp plug has four wires, two hot wires, a neutral wire and a ground wire.A 30 Amp plug has three wires, one for hot wire, one for neutral wire

## What is a 30 electricity hookup?

A 30 amp plug has three prongs – a 120 volt hot wire, a neutral wire and a ground wire – and is generally used on RVs with lower load requirements.

## Is my camper 30 or 50 amp?

Your RV will require one or the other, and fortunately, theres a simple way to check which type of plug your RV has: 30-amp plugs have three pins, and 50-amp plugs have four. 30-amp service is more common in smaller RVs with fewer power-hungry appliances.

## What is a 20 30 amp campsite?

30-amp plug-ins have 2 flat angled prongs and 1 round prong. 20-amp plug-ins are your standard house plug-in with 2 straight flat prongs and 1 round prong.

## How far can you run a 30 amp extension cord?

As long as its rated for 30 amps, there is no maximum distance. The question should not be how many feet, but how many cords. For example, two 50 foot, 30 Amp extension cords should be considered to have less capacity than one 100 foot extension cord.

## Whats the difference between 20 and 30 amp?

The difference between the 20a and 30a is the plug. If you have a standard polarized plug with two vertical prongs and one ground prong get the 20a. If your outlet has one vertical and one horizontal prong with the grounding prong get the 30a.

## How many watts is a 30 amp?

3,600 watts The formula is 30 amps X 120 volts = 3,600 watts.

## Do I need a 30 amp extension cord?

Thats why you really need at least a 10-gauge extension cord for any 30-amp circuit. As you can see from the chart above, its rated for 30 amperes of current so it will have much less voltage drop (easily half as much as a 14 gauge cable with the same current). Plus there will be much less heating.

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