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Old 04-05-2018, 09:01 PM   #41
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the smart y adaptets are for 2 30s pole side to a 50A 125/350V boat side.
Yeah, that's actually what I'd need as I have the 50amp on the boat side.
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Old 04-05-2018, 09:08 PM   #42
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High Tide products are just a whole lot cheaper than Marinco. Iíve seem and owned some of their products and have not seen any problems.
Yup, agree. I have a few shore power cords from them and they seem to be very high quality - same as Marinco by the look and feel of it.

Just didn't know if the term "dogbone" meant anything specific.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:03 PM   #43
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Last fall I bought a Marinco 50 foot 30 amp power cord at West Marine for $90. High Tides was about $40 more through Amazon. About the same differential in a new 50amp 125/250 adaptor.

Guess I need to do a better job of shopping
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Last fall I bought a Marinco 50 foot 30 amp power cord at West Marine for $90. High Tides was about $40 more through Amazon. About the same differential in a new 50amp 125/250 adaptor.

Guess I need to do a better job of shopping
Depends on what you are buying. In some cases, the High Tide cords are significantly less. For example, right now...

25 ft 50 amp Marinco on Amazon = $410
25 ft 50 amp High Tides = $199

50 ft 50 amp Marinco on Amazon = $418
50 ft 50 amp High Tides = $339

Also, for long cords (High Tides had a 100ft and Marinco had a 75ft
75 ft 50 amp Marinco on Amazon = $671
100 ft 50 amp High Tides = $499

For the adapter I just bought 50amp 125/250v Female to 30amp Male:
Marinco = $155
High Tides = $60

Most of the time you can save a good deal of money and get similar quality. Unfortunately, High Tides doesn't carry a smart Reverse Y, so I'll have to pay a premium for that if I go for one.

EDIT: Seems like the lower length 30amp Marinco cords are less than the High Tide, but once you get into longer lengths the High Tide is less expensive in the 30amp as well.
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Thanks for the prices. Without knowing wire and end metal fitting specs tough to compare. But, HT presents a compelling price advantage as you note. Maybe it's due to their Chinese manufacturing and bulk over water freight rates for raw material (tinned?) products as they mention on their website.

When it comes to splitters I'm not sure about price shopping. For shore cords definitely a factor. With statistics showing the main cause of boat fires are electric related, product quality plays a role, if possible to discern.
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Yeah, that's actually what I'd need as I have the 50amp on the boat side.
that post suggesting the dumb y was for kchace....
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