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Posted: 1/4/2012 5:16:59 PM EDT
Guys hoping for some help here. A good friend has this six circut transfer switch in his house.



It states its good for 20 amps and 5000 watts.

My friend has a 5000 watt generator with a 30 amp twist lock outlet on it. Can he hook it up using an 30 to 20 adapter or is this dangerous?

Thanks

Bill

Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:39:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Billy2:
Guys hoping for some help here. A good friend has this six circut transfer switch in his house.

http://www.gentran.net/eshop/products/20216Vangle_full.jpg

It states its good for 20 amps and 5000 watts.

My friend has a 5000 watt generator with a 30 amp twist lock outlet on it. Can he hook it up using an 30 to 20 adapter or is this dangerous?

Thanks

Bill



He should be fine. I would recomend using a 10/4 cord and as short as possible (10-15 feet).
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 9:57:21 PM EDT
It's fine. He can replace the inlet with a 30 amp one if he wants to.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 3:12:11 AM EDT
Yep he's good.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 4:09:11 AM EDT
Thank you gentleman.
Link Posted: 1/5/2012 8:27:21 AM EDT
I think home depot even sells an adapter from 20-30 with a breaker built into it

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