Question about Reliance Controls 50-Amp Power Inlet Box - PB50
I will be installing a Reliance load panel with a generator circuit. I will be wiring the panel to the inlet box for 50A service if and when I get a larger generator.
I currently have a 20A generator so to avoid changing the wiring I want to go for 50A service from the load panel to the inlet box using a 4-prong 50A inlet box but using my 20A generator.
Can I use a 20A generator cable and attach a 50A female end or will the connections in the plug not tighten down on the smaller wire?
The 20A generator will be upgraded in the future but want to have the hardwiring capable of the larger generator.
Another option is using a 30A inlet box and changing the 20A cable to a 30A female end and I would think the #6 wire from the panel would work in the 30A inlet box..which is another question, any advice appreciated.
The bigger lugs will tighten just fine. Go that route and it will be easy to upgrade! If it seems way large when you put the wire in, strip the wire back and double it over. The # 6 may be a bit big for the 30 amp lugs. 30 amp circuit is usually # 10.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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