Would this be legal?

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Old 07-16-13, 08:40 PM
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Would this be legal?

I want to install a L5-20 receptacle NOT on a GFCI to power a charger on a ride with a 5-15 nonlocking inlet for the charger. Would using this configuration be legal? I want to avoid using a GFCI as a nuisance trip would ruin the battery bank being charged for the day.
 
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Old 07-16-13, 09:56 PM
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So your creating a dedicated power cord that would have a L5-20 male cap on one end and a 5-15 female cap on the other end.

Like this on the charger end ? ............................. L5-20 male capnn
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Is it legal......... if the unit being charged in a wet location then technically no.

Since you are creating a special application cord setup then the answer may be maybe.

It does bring up one question though.... If the charger and wiring is in good condition...... why would the use of a GFI circuit be an issue ? It shouldn't trip for no reason.
 
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Old 07-17-13, 04:56 AM
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If the receptacle is outside it is going to require GFI protection unless it is 240 volt.

If the GFI trips it would be protecting someones life instead of being a shock hazard.
 
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Old 07-17-13, 08:52 AM
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PJ max got the connectors correct. The charger will be used in a semi-enclosed pavilion with a concrete floor.
 
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