Replace Feale plug with a Male on Generator cord

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Old 02-15-06, 04:36 PM
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Replace Feale plug with a Male on Generator cord

I need to replace the female plug on a generator extension cord with a male plug (I will have to male ends). Does it matter which blade the black or red wires go to (ie the Y or X)? I know where the green and white wires go. Do the red and black need to match up with the blades on the other end?

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Old 02-15-06, 04:44 PM
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It doesn't matter what you do...other than DO NOT DO THIS!!!
These cords are one of the most dangerous and foolish things you can do!

You can get hurt or killed and a lineman working on power lines can get hurt or killed if one of these cords are in use.

Do the right thing. Get a transfer switch (or panel) or get a main breaker interlock for your main panel.
 
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Originally Posted by kdmdesign
I need to replace the female plug on a generator extension cord with a male plug (I will have to male ends).
No you do not NEED to do this. You WANT to do this.

Do not do it.

It is stupid and dangerous. Do the job properly, and install a transfer switch
 
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Just the cord

I do have a transfer switch installed. This cord is to connect my generator to the transfer switch. The cord needs to have a male on both ends and I was just wonding about the black and red wires.

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Old 02-15-06, 04:51 PM
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A transfer switch does not need a male to male cord.
Is this a home built switch?
 
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A transfer switch does not require a male plug. It wants a FEMALE cord end.
 
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Old 02-15-06, 04:55 PM
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The transfer switch is in the basement of the house. I have run a 10ga line out to a generator receptacle (female) in my garage. I need a cord with a male one end to go to the receptacle and male on the other end to connect to the generator.

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Your "generator receptacle" needs to be male. Go buy the right part.
 
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Old 02-15-06, 05:03 PM
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You need this:
<img src="http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/images/100030_lg.jpg">
This is a Reliance part from Northern Tool.
 
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Old 02-15-06, 05:11 PM
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As the other gentlemen have said, do NOT make a male- to- male cord under any circumstance. Besides being a MAJOR code violation, it could be deadly should someone unplug the energized male end.
Please install the correct generator inlet plug as Peety shows.
It is not worth the risk to yours and other's lives.
 
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Old 02-15-06, 05:25 PM
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Andy,

Thank you for the explination, I didn't even think about the hot end. Now, since I have to put a female end back on, does it matter which blade (Y or X) the black or red go to?

Thanks again, I go buy the correct inlet plug tomorrow!!!
 
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X & Y are interchangable. White and green are the important ones to get correct.
 
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Thanks to ALL!!
 
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