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  • 30amp generator cord max

    Another generator question for you experts. I see that 30 amp generator cords have a limit of approx 7,200 watts. I plan to hook my 8,000 generator to a transfer box. Do I need a different generator cord?

    KOS

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    Re: 30amp generator cord max

    As far as the cord is concerned, it's not a wattage issue, it's an amperage issue. 7200 watts is 30 amps at 240 VAC. If your current draw through that cord exceeds 30 amps, you need a larger cord.

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    • #3
      Re: 30amp generator cord max

      Agree. Match cord and plug to full load current.
      Licensed Electrician

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