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Old 04-26-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Need to find adaptor to go from this outlet on my generator to shore power line in AS

Want to go directly from the 30A fused outlet to the right on the generator panel to the shore power cord. Does anyone make such an adapter?






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Old 04-26-2006, 09:44 PM   #2
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I made a jumper for a similar situation- at my home, when the power goes out, I have an extension cord onto which I installed a male end for the generator, and another male end for the outlet at the house. Seems you could buy the required ends as well as a legnth of extension cord from Lowe's or similar place, and make one for your needs. Just make sure to get your polarity correct.
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I can't tell what the plug geometry is in your photo. Maybe you can draw it. There are loads of adapters out there. You just need the right one. I can check with my suppliers if I know what I'm looking for .
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Looks like an industrial twist-lock 30A connector.
I would get a matching plug from a hardwre store, 1-2ft of 10-3 flexible cable, a 30A RV receptacle, and a metal box to fit it in.
Now you can make an adapter that will receive the 30A power cord in one end, and the pigtail from it will plug into the generator.
You could also cut off the end of a 30A RV extension cord, and install the twist lock plug on it, but that's expensive...RV extension cords are over $ 50.00 for the decent ones.
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Home Depot or Lowes has everything you need. I built one for my 7500 watt Generac, which came with the plugs. I just bought the #10 cord, box and RV 30 Amp weather proof outlet. The HD here in Gainesville, has a generator section with all the plugs and generator goodies.
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It doesn't have 240v capability, so you could take out the L5-30R receptacle and replace it with a RV TT-30 receptacle. Might need to make the hole larger, and check that the plug would clear the case.

I wouldn't do it until the warranty runs out.
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Your best bet is to build one. All the parts are available from a commerical electrical supplier or your can try lowes or home depot.
are you handy?
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I'm handy but I would have thought an RV dealer would have an adapter to go from one to the other. Seems like it would be a pretty common problem.
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I made a jumper for a similar situation- at my home, when the power goes out, I have an extension cord onto which I installed a male end for the generator, and another male end for the outlet at the house.
This is scary--maybe I'm too nervous about these kinds of things. At my house, I separately power one circuit with the fridge(s) and one light. I cut that circuit just after the circuit breaker and install a relay that is energized from the generator. This prevents any potential mix of shore and generator power (could be catastrophic due to out-of-phase conflict when shore power comes back on) and eliminates the obvious danger of having a male connector that can be energized if you plug the generator in first (or unplug the house side first).

With this setup, whenever the generator is plugged in and on, the circuit is powered from the generator. Power sources are never cross-connected. No exposed male plugs ever have power on them.

You could install several relays to power as many circuits as you wanted and the generator could support.

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I made a jumper for a similar situation- at my home, when the power goes out, I have an extension cord onto which I installed a male end for the generator, and another male end for the outlet at the house.
If I can add to Roger's comments, the power company doesn't like you to do that either. It can energize the power lines outside and give a jolt to the lineman that's trying to repair the lines.

I know everyone turns off the main breaker to prevent that. But someone else will see you do it , and try it themselves without remembering to turn it off.
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They make failsafe transfer switches for situations like these. They are not expensive. I have one at my house, for fridge, a few lights, tv and water well pump, off the Generac 7500. I also made a plug up to run my EU2000i into the transfer switch, so I can just power fridge, tv, Directv receiver and kitchen lights during the day, and during sleeping hours.
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