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Old 04-28-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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New 50 amp Cable~JUNK

Its bad enough to pay $182.00 for 25 ft. of 50 amp cable, but the damn moulded male end wiring is wrong!!???
The way it is suppose to be is the top round terminal should connect to the Green - Ground. OK
The 2 side lugs should be HOT Red and Black. WRONG! One side was WHITE?? and it was HOT???
The bottom NEUTRAL should be white, but it was BLACK!! A gypsie Curse on the idiot that made that mistake and on the management that let it slide.

The only trademark on the cable is a "V", otherwise I dont know who made it. I can not return it because I cut the female plug off to wire it inside my breaker box.
The recommendation is if you buy a new cable, check it first with a battery operated test lamp before cutting it.
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Old 04-28-2004, 10:36 AM   #2
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I'd try to return it even with the cut end. Your modification did nothing to change the screwy wiring at the other end, right? So the cord would have been no use to them anyway, it's so dang defective.
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Old 04-28-2004, 11:05 AM   #3
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Your ground is OK, hot and neutral are reversed. Are you looking at a plug or socket diagram, they can be confusing. Before I threw $182.50 out I would use it. When you wire it run them backwards, check the other end and make sure hot and neutral are right. It might not be code compliant, but from what you said neither was the cable and it won't hurt anything.

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Boy, I sure hate to hear stuff like that, but this is what you can expect from many offshore factories, I see it every day in the trade.
I for one believe in "if you want it done right do it yourself".

25' of 6-4 SO cord $39.00, (25 x $1.56). 1 ea. 250VAC 50amp connector $14.00. total job $53.00. for the pig tail. If you want the extension cord add $22.00 for the female end, total job $75.00 + the governor's cut for 25' extension cord.
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