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wel 07-15-2008 03:54 PM

extension cord plug ?
I am looking at using a generator transfer switch that has a L14-30 connection.My generator is a L14-20. I am looking at making a 20' cord out of 10-4 so and putting a 20 amp male(generator end) and 30 amp(switch end) Any problem with this?


BillyD 07-15-2008 04:17 PM

Having two male plugs can be very dangerous and is not allowed. Can't you wire it in hard to the switch?

wel 07-15-2008 04:33 PM

I think you misunderstood.I will be putting a male 20 amp plug and a female 30 amp plug.The switch is set up for a 30 amp 7500 watts max.My generator is only 5kw and has a 20 amp receptacle.I don't think it will be an issue since the gen is fused at 20 amps and the so cord and both plugs are 4 wire.I just wanted some more qualified opinions.


BillyD 07-15-2008 06:34 PM

Sorry I miss understood. That will work fine

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