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Old 08-17-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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I have 3 appliances I use on my Volunteer concession stand. One at 110v- 1500 watts, one at 1200 watts, one at 1000 watts plus some low wattage lighting.

Right now I run extension cord for each appliance.

I would like to know if a breaker panel can be used to split up outlets using one heavy cord like on a 30 amp RV cord?

I use these outdoors most of the time under a Ez-Up tent. Need input on desired panel and breakers to use. Yes they will be ground fault breakers or outlets.

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I have 3 appliances I use on my Volunteer concession stand. One at 110v- 1500 watts, one at 1200 watts, one at 1000 watts plus some low wattage lighting.

Right now I run extension cord for each appliance.

I would like to know if a breaker panel can be used to split up outlets using one heavy cord like on a 30 amp RV cord?

I use these outdoors most of the time under a Ez-Up tent. Need input on desired panel and breakers to use. Yes they will be ground fault breakers or outlets.
Yes you can do as you suggest but where would you plug in your 30 amp cord? It would require a dedicated 30 amp receptacle at the site.

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Would use a RV site 30 amp when available. I know I would have to run more cords from 15 or 20 amp standard outlets on separate breakers anyway but want them reduced down to 15 amp at my tables. What would you suggest for a panel? Steel? or something else?
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Here is a 4 space outdoor load center.
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UC5J9KBzCjI


Install 3 (or 4)15 amp circuit breakers and wire out to GFCI receptacles. Use SOJ 10-3 cordage with a TT30 plug to feed this panel. This is very much like how a RV is wired.
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Are those the actual load wattages? If so at 120v your at 31a. The rv cord isn't going to cut it.
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Are those the actual load wattages? If so at 120v your at 31a. The rv cord isn't going to cut it.
Depends on whether everything runs at the same time, What are the 3 appliances?

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