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Default This model Hubbell Female Plug doesn't work on my 'Bird

Tim,

Since the plastic portion is cracked in my female plug on the 50amp cord for a 1982 FC35RB, I decided to order one of the plugs that the above link takes you to, it appears to be the same or similar plug, but upon arrival, I found out that the new one doesn't fit my application as seen below;


Do you know of a different model metal housing female plug that will work on my 'Bird? Right now all I have is an expensive paper weight.
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Default This model Hubbell Female Plug doesn't work on my 'Bird

Tim,

Since the plastic portion is cracked in my female plug on the 50amp cord for a 1982 FC35RB, I decided to order one of the plugs that the above link takes you to, it appears to be the same or similar plug, but upon arrival, I found out that the new one doesn't fit my application as seen below;


Do you know of a different model metal housing female plug that will work on my 'Bird? Right now all I have is an expensive paper weight.
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Hey John,

Is this a typo or a different part number at the bottom of your last picture??

OE 50 AMP FEMALE PLUG - HUBBELL HBL63M64 COMPARRISON WTEXT.jpg01-22-2009 12:04 PM

As opposed to the number HBL63CM64
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Hey John,

Is this a typo or a different part number at the bottom of your last picture??

OE 50 AMP FEMALE PLUG - HUBBELL HBL63M64 COMPARRISON WTEXT.jpg01-22-2009 12:04 PM

As opposed to the number HBL63CM64
If you are referring to the THUMBNAIL picture, that was a typo, the correct comparison number is the one mentioned in the picture itself, that is the number referred to in Tim's link, that I ordered.

I have changed the thumbnail picture and corrected its title, thanks for catching that, you sure have good eyes for and OLD GUY
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Yep this is getting a little confusing,

Is the Leviton 7764C and the Cooper a suitable replacement??
THe Cooper appears (in the their web picture below) to have the indent twist lock on each side which are not necessary.

http://www.electric-supplier.com/pro...64_w324123.php

Must we compare male and female plugs at a Rally.??
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Yep this is getting a little confusing,

Is the Leviton 7764C and the Cooper a suitable replacement??
THe Cooper appears (in the their web picture below) to have the indent twist lock on each side which are not necessary.

http://www.electric-supplier.com/pro...64_w324123.php

Must we compare male and female plugs at a Rally.??
There may be some of the newer 'Birds that don't have the hardwired cables that may take a plug that uses the indent on the plug, so I'm not sure. Someone had sent me that link and I included the picture in the 50AMP Shore Power Cord Repair/Replacement thread, so I'm not sure. It would be a good topic for discussion at Myrtle Beach where we can compare shore power cables and plugs on 'Birds of different years.
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Good idea John,

I hate those $100.00 mistakes.

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Default Different types of 50 Amp female plugs

On my 84 ½ PT-36 there were two different types of 50 Amp female plugs used on the original cords.

The plugs on the true 50 Amp cord and the 30 Amp male to 50 Amp female adapter cord had 3 smooth poles so that these cords would only plug into the actual 50 Amp male socket on the coach that accepts two hot legs of power.

The two 30 Amp cords also had 50 Amp female plugs but those plugs had an “L” shaped pole that would allow them to be plugged into the 50 Amp male sockets on the coach that are for one hot leg 30 Amp cords only. The “L” shaped pole on the 50 Amp coach sockets for the 30 Amp cords would not allow the cords configured for 50 Amps with two hot legs to be plugged into them.
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the leviton 7764-c that i ordered came in on tues and it was a perfect fit for my coach.
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Jeremy,

Thanks for the info.
Both of my 50Amp / and 50 to 30 amp (Red)cords have the same female plug as John's pictures, even the compartment and the rotary switch is the same . http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ead.php?t=2277
So I feel sure that the Leviton 7764C, is the correct female plug for 50 amp hook-up. Three smooth slots , twist lock , no little dog ears. The metal case is also grounded. In addition look at John's post #19.

The two 30 amp (Yellow)plugs are very different , different size plug spades with the dog ear and they will not fit the 50 amp sockets.
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