20A-125/250V wiring help


Old 07-25-06, 07:29 PM
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20A-125/250V wiring help

I have a generator that has a 250 volt connection. I have been using a one of the 120v connections to run power through my box trailer for lights and power. How do I go about wiring the 250 up to supply the trailer. I have run regular house type wiring through the trailer within plastic conduit that's three wire. This plug is four, what do I do to convert?


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Old 07-25-06, 07:43 PM
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I'm not really sure what you are asking.
125/250v is basically two 120v circuits sharing a neutral, and also providing 240v.

What is the lead in connection to the trailer like? Is it also 4-wire?
Old 07-27-06, 09:06 AM
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No - it's regular household 3 wire
Old 07-27-06, 09:16 AM
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You need to wire the circuits from the trailer to a sub panel then feed the sub panel from the generator.

This is a bit much for a DIY project, but if you are handy, it is not impossible.

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