50 AMP RV cord for portable generator to house?

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Old 10-29-15, 01:05 PM
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50 AMP RV cord for portable generator to house?

Is this feasible?

I've got a transfer switch installed, but no plug yet.

Is it possible to have an RV type female plug installed at the transfer switch and use the HD 50 amp RV cords? They're about 1/2 price of generator cords.

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Old 10-29-15, 01:29 PM
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The transfer panel should have a male inlet, and as long as the inlet is a UL listed standard 14-50 inlet you could use it. The generator should have a female 14-50 receptacle. The cord must then have one male end which attaches to the generator and one female end which attaches to the transfer panel. This configuration is required to ensure a live male end is never exposed. This all should be the standard stuff used on the high amperage four prong RV shore power connectors -- note NOT the three prong 30A RV shore power connector.
 
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Old 10-29-15, 03:02 PM
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The cord definitely will have a female end on house end.

The 50 amp generally are a screw in type connector.

Just wanted to make sure that using a 50 amp RV cord was acceptable versus a dedicated generator cord for twice as much.
 
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I assume you mean the twist lock version of the 14-50? Yes, that's ok.
 
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Old 10-31-15, 06:14 AM
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You might need an adapter (short extension cord; you can make it yourself) with a (male) plug that fits the generator receptacle and a (female) receptacle that fits the RV cord plug.

For example to go from twist lock to straight blade.
 
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