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Old 05-12-2013, 12:56 PM   #1
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This may be a dumb question, but I just purchased my FC 25' FB so I'm still learning so much. Here's my question: I have a generator that runs 120 AC but has a 4-prong female slot. The cord from the AS has a 3-prong male. Both are 30 amp. The generator is capable of 240 AC. Do I need an adapter or a new generator?
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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You need a 30A 4-prong locking male to a 3 prong 30A female adaptor. (NEMA L14-30P to NEMA TT-30R). Take a look at the link below to see what I mean.

Be careful to only have the generator in 120VAC mode - never 240VAC!

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http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-Genera.../dp/B002E1YOQ4
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Is your 4400 primarily for home back-up?, looks to be more of a "job site" unit.

The Inverter genset's are a bit better suited for camping use, quieter, cheaper to run, lighter, easier to handle and store.

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Is your 4400 primarily for home back-up?, looks to be more of a "job site" unit.

The Inverter genset's are a bit better suited for camping use, quieter, cheaper to run, lighter, easier to handle and store.

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Old 05-12-2013, 03:34 PM   #5
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You know that scene in "Frankenstein" where the villagers are armed with pitchforks and torches? You may get to witness something similar if you fire up a contractor grade generator in a campground. Especially in a National Forest or National Park campground.

Boondocking off by yourself is another matter.

Just thought you ought a know,

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haha! I won't be hauling this generator with me. Just on my land where it's just me and the breeze. Thanks, everyone, for the replies!
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