Re: L14 plugs on #8 cable
as long as your getting proper voltage to the well head the depth of it should not matter, as the well installer should have put in large enough wire to deal with the depth of the well for the pump for voltage drop, so your concern should be to the well head, in this instance,
your start up is where your going to suffer, (small generators usually do not have the "extra" to keep the voltage, frequency and amps, up when the electric motor is starting) some motors can pull 4 to 6 times the running loads, even on larger generators (I have a 30kw unit) and I can get lights dimming some when I click on some tools in the shop, and you can hear the load of the engine change as it deals with the start up load, on the small generator, some times it really can bog down, the governors try to adjust and they do adjust fast but it does have a small lag time,
jsut an example,
think of going up a hill, and comparing a large over the road semi (grid) to a small lawn tractor with a wagon (home generator), when you add an extra few hundred pounds which one is going to notice the load more,
If the wires will fit in the plug OK I do not see a problem
the way I wired up the small generator, is I use a generator cord, and in to the special box that has the reverse plug in it and then hard wired the rest, so I use a 10 foot or so generator cord to a generator socket and then it was hard wired to the transfer switch,
Reliance Raintight Power Inlet Box — 30 Amp | Transfer Switches | Northern Tool + Equipment
Last edited by BHD; 12-16-2011 at 12:52 PM.
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