portable generator to transfer switch wire

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Old 12-26-10, 07:08 PM
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portable generator to transfer switch wire

I will be installing a 10 circuit transfer switch to connect to my 8000 watt portable generator. Is 10-3 the correct wire I should use to go from the Outlet on the outside of the house to the transfer switch?
 
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Old 12-26-10, 07:21 PM
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What configuration is the receptacle on the generator?

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http://www.hubbell-canada.com/wiring...t/pdf/b/b5.pdf

Twist-Lok:
NEMA Plug & Receptacle Configurations Reference Chart (Locking)
 
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this is the specs from the manual:

"Use this receptacle to operate 120 Volt AC, 60 Hz, single phase

loads requiring up to 3600 watts (3.6 kW) of power at 30 Amps or

240 Volt AC, 60 Hz, single phase loads requiring up to 7200 watts

(7.2 kW) of power. The outlet is protected by either a 30 Amp

(8.0kW) circuit breaker."
 
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Old 12-26-10, 08:52 PM
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Is 10-3 the correct wire I should use to go from the Outlet on the outside of the house to the transfer switch?
The only outlet you should use is the one installed on the generator's panel. At the house should be an inlet to accept the female end of your cord. #10 should work, but I'd use 10-4 SOW cord.
 
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