NEMA 14 Generator To NEMA 6 Pump Wiring - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-10-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Question

NEMA 14 Generator to NEMA 6 pump wiring


Hi guys,

I've got a generator I'd like to hook up to a sump pump. The sump pump is 240V and comes with a NEMA 6-15 plug. The generator provides 240/120V (30A) output via a NEMA 14 Plug and 4 wire cable.

I've purchased 12-4 cable and the appropriate connectors to build a patch cord. I just wanted to confirm the wiring. I'm assuming

1. Connect ground to ground
2. Connect the hots (red to red and black to black)
3. Cap off the neutral (don't use it)

Is this correct? I've read some posts about binding the ground and neutral, why would you do that?

Thanks,

Chris

Advertisement

chatko is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 11:30 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
 
kbsparky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Delmarva
Posts: 3,368
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

NEMA 14 Generator to NEMA 6 pump wiring


There is no neutral conductor connection in the NEMA 6-15 configuration.

Advertisement

__________________
-KB

Life is uncertain -- eat dessert first!!
kbsparky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 11:46 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 981
Rewards Points: 504
Default

NEMA 14 Generator to NEMA 6 pump wiring


Quote:
Originally Posted by kbsparky
There is no neutral conductor connection in the NEMA 6-15 configuration.
Hence the 240v designation?
jlmran is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Nashua, NH, USA
Posts: 6,976
Rewards Points: 2,048
Default

NEMA 14 Generator to NEMA 6 pump wiring


Yes.

You could use 12-2 cable with ground for the patch cord. Leave the neutral unconnected.
__________________
Forget super sized fries. The Washington Redskins could promote healthy eating with First Lady Obama by choosing a (red skinned) turnip for a mascot.
AllanJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
nema 14 nema 6 240v


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Well Pump wiring question gfreely232 Electrical 24 04-16-2012 04:13 PM
question about septic pump & alarm wiring. ACR_SCOUT Plumbing 8 02-04-2012 05:19 PM
Swimming Pool Pump & Salt Water Ctlr Wiring brianr Electrical 1 06-27-2011 07:02 AM
Wiring 240v pump to generator - URGENT Benchr Electrical 4 12-19-2006 06:50 PM
Trane Heat Pump tstat replacement with Honeywell prog - wiring question sep23 HVAC 2 10-20-2006 10:10 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts