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Old 11-20-2022, 03:14 PM   #1
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Montana 50 AMP Cord Metal Tab on trailer end

Hi I need a new cord does anyone know what the metal tab on the trailer end of a 50 amp cord does? Is it necessary or can you do without it?

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You need the Tab as it is the Ground Connection. 50 Amp has 4 wires. 2 Hot, 1 Netural, and 1 Ground.
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You need the Tab as it is the Ground Connection. 50 Amp has 4 wires. 2 Hot, 1 Netural, and 1 Ground.
I though so thank you for confirming and have a wonderful holiday.


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You absolutely need the tab as it is the ground wire contact.
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Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

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Old 11-28-2022, 01:27 PM   #6
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One thing that can extend the life of your cords and plugs is never connect or disconnect with the power on.
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Old 11-28-2022, 01:32 PM   #7
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Thank you I always flip the breaker at he ped first then disconnect cords but often I don't take them off but 2-3 times a summer we are on a seasonal lot.

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