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I have an opportunity to purchase a used powermate maxa 5000 er and a used transfer switch that it was used with. it is a 6 circuit type box. i was suprised to see that the generator was old enough that it did not have a twist lock plug on it, but had (2) 240 3-prong plugs. the gentlemen had a cord that someone had made him and one end was a three prong to fit the generator, and the other end was a twist lock to go into the switch. is this ok to use these older style 3-prong plugs? Also, is there any reason that i can't use the used transfer switch in my home? will my electrician refuse to install a used unit? everyting is in good working order, and he only used it a few times, although it is probably 8-10 years old. Thanks for any advice or help...

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Hi,
There is no reason not to use the plug... it may vibrate out though...that's what duct tape is for...:-)

The electrician should hook it up,, I would no problem...those tranfers are apiece o cake....
I say go fer it...

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