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Generator L5-30 and 5-20R. Transfer Switch L14-30P. How to connect?

Generator L5-30 and 5-20R. Transfer Switch L14-30P. How to connect?

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Old 11-15-11, 09:07 PM
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Generator L5-30 and 5-20R. Transfer Switch L14-30P. How to connect?

I have a 120volt 3300 watt generator with two 5-20R and one L5-30 outlets. Need to connect to transfer switch with L14-30P outlet.

How best can I connect this? I probably need to get an adapter but not sure at which outlet to get it. And which of the outlet on the generator is best to connect to.

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Old 11-15-11, 09:09 PM
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I have a 120volt 3300 watt generator with two 5-20R and one L5-30 outlets
What is the make and model gen?

What is the make and model transfer switch?

Mike NJ
 
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Old 11-15-11, 09:30 PM
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Generator is durostar 3300 watt

I just bought reliance 30216a switch

This will be to power 120 volt items. Frig, tv, few lights, gas water heater, gas boiler

Thanks,
 
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Old 11-16-11, 09:31 AM
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You can use (or build) an adapter like this
RV Adapter, Marine Shore Power, Generator Power Cord, Hospital Grade Power Cord, Extension cord, Marine Shore Power accessories, Power Cordsets |Cordtec

It would basically take the one hot from the generator and connect it to both hots on the transfer switch. You wouldn't be able to use any 240v appliances since they would basically see 0v.
 
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Old 11-16-11, 02:41 PM
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Thank you. Looks like it will work. Any safety issue using an adaptor in this set up? thanks,
 
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Old 11-16-11, 03:04 PM
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I believe that cord will only take 120v from the gen and power only 1/2 of the transfer switch. I dont think the hot is tied togther. I would say one prong is not used on the L14 side.

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Old 11-04-12, 03:42 AM
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I have a similar situation, can't find a decent transfer switch with l5-30 inlet. The link to the adapter is dead. Any suggestions?
 
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