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It has been my understandings that a 50 amp plug found on most motorhomes has two hot legs (leg 1 and leg 2) , neutral and a ground. It is my understanding that both leg 1 and leg 2 can carry 50 amp's. This being true and using Ohm's law you have the use of 6000 watts on each leg for a total available 12,000 watts.That being the case you should have access to 100 amp's adding both legs together. It is also my understanding that manufactures will split the high loads between the 2 legs to avoid tripping breakers. A recent conversation on this issue has put this in question. WHAT IS THE TRUTH?

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Yup, 100% correct.

And, one additional point. The two hots (L1 and L2) come off opposite sides of the box, so 240 VAC between them. That is important, because then the neutral only carries the DIFFERENCE between draw on L1 and L2, not the sum of the draws.

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Boy that is a simple description to a topic that many people do not understand thanks I hope you don't mind if I use the description.

Craig Matthews

2004 Itasca Horizon 40AD

Fate, Texas

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