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Old 02-22-2013, 02:20 PM   #1
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4-wire 50 amp gen outlet to a #4 220Volt 3-wire

I have a new generator that has a 50 amp 4-wire outlet (14-50)...
Currently, my old generator, connects via a 3-wire #4 cord to my breaker panel....I would like to use the 3-wire cord, already wired to the panel....How can I do this?


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Old 02-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #2
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You need to rewire it. in order to be correct. I will not say it is ok, to just use the 3 wire configuration.


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It's not legal to use the three wire cord anymore.
With Electricity there is the right way to do it and the dead way. Just because it works does not make it safe.
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