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Old 03-02-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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I recently installed a generator interlock kit to go with my panel. Running a wire to an inlet on the outside of the house would have been nearly impossible, due existing electrical/telephone interface "clutter" on that outside wall. I decided to mount an old work single gang box about 2 feet under the panel. It is in a garage about two feet from the garage door, (the panel is across from it diagonally, on an inside wall).

I was hoping to find a female 30 amp twistlock "inlet" that would fit in a single gang box, and basically be flush with the wall. However internet/store searches aren't turning up anything. I thought about wiring a female plug inside the box and just covering it with a blank cover. I also thought about just putting in a twistlock receptacle, but that would require making the dreaded "suicide" cord.

Is there somewhere I could find an inlet that will fit in a single gang box and be flush with the wall?
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You want a P&S WPG-2, with a flanged inlet:

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That looks perfect, just found one on the internet.
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That looks a lot simpler, easier to mount, and more water-tight than the Reliance boxes that have a slide off cover and stick way out from the wall. Next time!
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You want a P&S WPG-2, with a flanged inlet:

No "in use" cover?
We have to use them for wet location receptacles. Why not this 30 amp twist lock?
Is it because the receptacle is recessed? Is it rated for wet locations? My inlet has a cover that shields the plug and the receptacle from water or snow.
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Plus it's $40 cheaper.
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No "in use" cover?
We have to use them for wet location receptacles. Why not this 30 amp twist lock?
Is it because the receptacle is recessed? Is it rated for wet locations? My inlet has a cover that shields the plug and the receptacle from water or snow.
1) This is not a "receptacle"

2) We are not dealing with a 15 or 20 Amp rated device.
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