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Nathan Riddle

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Re: Generator Tails
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 11:28:12 am »

Yeah, that's the next thing to worry about. I don't know if anyone makes a 14-50P with a big enough strain relief, so I'll check around a bit.

I have the Camco that you list prior. It worked fairly well. I could take measurements/pics with my caliper if you wanted.
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 11:33:09 am »

I have the Camco that you list prior. It worked fairly well. I could take measurements/pics with my caliper if you wanted.

Camco is a sponsor of my RV articles, so I can probably get them to send me a bunch of their connectors to try out.
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 11:41:35 am »

Camco is a sponsor of my RV articles, so I can probably get them to send me a bunch of their connectors to try out.

Yeahhhh...  :-[ I realized how useless my suggestion was after I said it.

But that's cool!
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 12:39:57 pm »

Yeahhhh...  :-[ I realized how useless my suggestion was after I said it.

But that's cool!

No, I really do appreciate the offer, and I would certainly take you up on it if I didn't have access. But I like to have an excuse to talk to these application engineers.
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« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2017, 12:19:53 pm »

Or would making a box with Cam lock on one side and 14-50 out be a better transition. 
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« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2017, 12:25:29 pm »

Or would making a box with Cam lock on one side and 14-50 out be a better transition.

No, it needs to have a 14-50 plug on the incoming power side, and camlok outs to feed the distro.
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« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2017, 01:13:56 pm »

No, it needs to have a 14-50 plug on the incoming power side, and camlok outs to feed the distro.

What "real" generator has 14-50 outlets?  Not poking fun but asking as I see either CS-series or 5-20 GFCI, then either lugs or CamLoks for the high-current side.

I'd guess some smaller generators (home, light construction) might have 14-50 but I haven't use that kind of generator in a long time.
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« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2017, 01:14:48 pm »

A 2U case with a CS inlet and mini cams out to set on top of the distro?
I think middle Atlantic had one. I used a 1U for my PMD.
Then a CS feeder from a generator works or add a CS to 14-50 for the stove socket?


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Re: Generator Tails
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2017, 01:16:45 pm »

Yep - Single conductor is "SC".  :)

For the letter of the law you're still in trouble because your 14-50 plug's cable clamp isn't rated for bundled single conductors, but it's a better situation than broken out SOOW.  Now we need to talk about using #6 wire for 50 amps.  :)  In this particular case #6 SC can handle it (unlike 6/4 SOOW which is only rated for 45a for 3 current-carrying conductors), but it's not a good habit.

My reading of Code and various manufacturer's product descriptions leads me to understand that "SC" stands for Stage Cable, as it's available in multi-conductor configurations.
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