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Ok so I have a 220v outlet that was from an in the wall AC

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Ok so I have a 220v outlet that was from an in the wall AC unit, which I sometimes use to plug an air compressor into. What I would like to do is plug my rv in which is 30amp 125v. My question is can I run some conduit out the house down the wall (about three feet) to a breaker box for the rv? I have seen them online with breakers and outlets all together. Could I still use the 220 outlet for the compressor (not at the same time) or should I scratch it.

Sparky :

Hello, my name is XXXXX XXXXX I'm here to answer any of your electrical questions.

Sparky :

Hi your wall AC more than likely only has wire that is rated for 20 Amps. You would be overloading the circuit. You would need to run a new 220 v circuit from your panel to where you want the AC plug to be at. You would need to run #10 wire.

Sparky :

I'm sorry the RV plug to be at

Customer:

that would make sense I wasn't thinking about wire gage. So #10 is what I need? and do you know anything about the rv box I was talking about? Do you think I should run four wire or could I use three wire?

Sparky :

3 wires is usually all you need for a rv plug. 2 hot wires and a ground wire. Unless your rv has a 4 prong plug.

Customer:

ok just wanted to check, thanks so much!

Sparky :

Hold on a sec while I look into one thing for you.

Customer:

ok cool

Sparky :

Here you go. This is all you need the plug inside can either be a 3 or 4 prong depending on what you buy.

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Sparky :

Here is a link to their page Click here. You may want to shop around I just pulled this up on the internet.

Sparky :

I typed in outdoor 240 v plug into google. Just so you can shop around.

Customer:

Sweet, that saves me from looking it up. I think that's all I had for tonight Thanks again have a good night

Sparky :

No problem please rate, and thank you for your time

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Make sure you get the right plug configuration and amperage rating.
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