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Recommended Wire Gauge For 30 Amp SmartPlug Inlet And Connector

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With the 30foot 30amp cord what gauge wire is used? With just the ends and no cord, can these ends accomadate 8ga. wire?

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Expert Reply:

I spoke with the manufacturer of the SmartPlug RV and Marine Power Inlet and Connector # SM67FR and for your application they actually recommend using 6 AWG wire to properly supply your RV with power from the shore power pedestal.

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Kevin C

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I asked two questions. One he did not answer at all. The other, was out in left field somewhere. Can someone please tell me if these plug ends will work with 8 gauge wire? Im not asking advice about my electrical needs.

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SmartPlug sells their power cords in lengths of 4', 25', or 50' so there is no set wire gauge for a 30amp 30' power cord. Because you want to run the cable 30' to the SmartPlug RV and Marine Power Inlet and Connector # SM67FR you would need to use 6AWG wire to prevent a voltage drop. You can use 8AWG wire but you'll likely not receive the correct voltage at a 30' length.

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