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Title: bus conversion with a 6.5 onan, need to wire into 110v to bus
Post by: bluehdrider on July 26, 2017, 11:44:28 AM
Hello RV Forum, i have a 1990 Ward Bus that has a 6.5 onan generator wired into a 6 breaker box as 220. running 2 portable ac units 10k & 12K along with 4 florencent light fixtures. how would i wire the bus to be able to plug into 110v when not traveling? thx bluehdrider
Title: Re: bus conversion with a 6.5 onan, need to wire into 110v to bus
Post by: glen54737 on July 26, 2017, 01:28:05 PM
You probably can connect standard 50A rv service to it.
But will need more information. You should get an electrician to look at how it's wired and he will be able to tell you more.
Title: Re: bus conversion with a 6.5 onan, need to wire into 110v to bus
Post by: Ernie n Tara on July 26, 2017, 02:50:18 PM
Are you sure its 220 and not two 110  busses. If the ac's are 110, they probably are run off two busses in a junction box. Carefully measure each buss to neutral to determine if this is the case. If it is, the simplist way will be to connect the two buss bars and neutral, plus ground, to a four wire standard 50 Amp cord to plug into the park 50A socket. The generator output should first be removed from the busses and connected to a 50A socket.  The 50A cord can then be plugged into either the park output or the generator output depending on the current source of power.

IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND ANY PART OF THE ABOVE, PLEASE HIRE AN ELECTRICIAN!!

Ernie