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Old 11-19-2007, 12:21 PM   #16
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generator challenge


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sure can. you all have been so helpful btw. thanks!

2 lights
each are 5000watt with tungsten/incandescent bulbs


I hope to take apart the generator, bypass the circuit breakers and install 2 feeder cables to individual 60amp breakers which will then go to a distribution box.

any advice on how to proceed with this?
A 5000 watt, 120v light will require 41.6 amps. You have an NEMA 14-50 receptacle on your genset protected by a 60a 240v 2-p breaker.

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Why can't you simply make a junction box / twofer that splits that receptacle into 2 50a 120v circuits with a male 14-50 and 2 female bates receptacles?


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