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Installing new electrical service into a horse trailer living quarters

Installing new electrical service into a horse trailer living quarters


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Old 10-09-17, 10:19 AM
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Installing new electrical service into a horse trailer living quarters

I've never used a forum before but here goes. I mounted a 100 AMP Square D dual lug (see attached photo)(has room for 6 breakers) on the front of the trailer with 40' of 10/3 SOOW wire running to the pole with an RV plug. The wiring has a black (hot), white (neutral) and green (ground) wire. With it being a dual lug box, I know the the black wire goes to one lug and green goes to ground bar. So where exactly does the white wire go and do I need an additional grounding bar? How do I get power to the other lug? I'm only needing 110V service throughout the living quarters. Hopefully I don't sound like too much of an idiot but I need to be sure.
 
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Old 10-09-17, 10:41 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

Remove the green and put the white wire on the neutral bar.
You will need a separate bar bolted directly to the panel for ground.
Connect the black wire to one lug and then use a piece of the same sized wire to jumper the two hot legs together.
 
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Old 10-09-17, 10:52 AM
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Thank you so much for your rapid reply!
 
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Old 10-09-17, 05:58 PM
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A few things to note:

1) I am pretty sire that connector that is installed backwards is not listed for 6 12/2 NM cables.

2) That does not look like the proper connector for SO cord.

3) when jumping from one lug to the other for the hot conductor you should only have one wire per one screw. You should splice two pig tails to the LINE wire and run one each to the lugs.
 
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Old 10-09-17, 06:21 PM
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Another thing be sure the neutral bar is not bonded to the metal case. If it came with a green bond screw do not install.
 
 

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