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Old 09-20-14, 07:42 AM
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Cam-Lok Mounting

I just ordered a set of panel-mount cam-lok plugs so I don't have to lug around a 40' 2/4 cord attached to my big mobile panel. Can I mount them directly through the steel of the panel, or is that a no-no because of inductive heating? If that's a no-no, can I cut a rectangular hole in the panel and mount them on Aluminum? Thanks, guys.
 
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Old 09-20-14, 08:37 AM
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Apparently, according to the cut sheet.... mounting thru steel is ok.

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Old 09-20-14, 09:52 PM
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Thank you, PJ. I didn't see that in any of the information I was provided from Leviton, that's why I asked.
 
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Old 09-20-14, 10:58 PM
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The piece I posted above is from Crouse-Hinds.

I've seen them mounted in steel and in aluminum plates. Most portable racks have them on an aluminum plate but most of the genny trucks, I've seen, have them in steel.
 
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I believe I too have seen them mounted directly to the steel of a disconnect switch. I'm trying to recall, but I'm 95% certain they were directly mounted to the disconnect and not to a secondary aluminum plate.
 
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Old 09-23-14, 10:44 PM
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I believe I too have seen them mounted directly to the steel of a disconnect switch. I'm trying to recall, but I'm 95% certain they were directly mounted to the disconnect and not to a secondary aluminum plate.


I've seen them mounted in steel and in aluminum plates. Most portable racks have them on an aluminum plate but most of the genny trucks, I've seen, have them in steel.
I've only seen them mounted on Aluminum, that's why I asked. Considering they're rated for 400A mounted on steel, I figure my 100A is nothing. (Although I did order series 16 for uniformity)

It looks like I can just put them right through the panel, and I can probably get away without any reinforcement unless my hole saw messes up those darn concentric knockouts.
 
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Old 10-03-14, 10:04 PM
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My cam-loks came yesterday! I got the ends on the cord, all I have left to do is get them mounted in the panel.
 
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Old 10-04-14, 02:36 AM
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Nice job.... the shrink tubing is a classy addition.
 
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Old 10-05-14, 03:01 PM
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Nice job.... the shrink tubing is a classy addition.

Thanks, I thought it looked unfinished without it. And here's what the next part of this project is:
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Cam-Loc

Cam-Loc connectors are designed to be mounted through metal as they are protected by their insulation. The NEC 300.20(B) requires a slot to cut between each phase hole passing through metal with magnetic properties. We have used the Red insulating material that is used in switchboard construction as a panel where we mount the Cam-Loc units. Never tried aluminum but the Informationa Note in the 2014 code would appear to say it's ok.
 
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