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Old 02-29-2016, 04:40 PM   #1
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50 Amp Home Wiring

I have this switch I would like to mount next to the 50amp outlet for my RV. I know I can turn power on and off to the outlet with the breaker in the building but would like the convience of controlling the power near the outlet.

Is this the proper box for the job? I am running 6/3 w/grd through this switch. Do I just tie the neutral wires together inside the box and terminate the neutral at the outlet? The same with the ground? As you see this box only controls the two hot wires going to the outlet.

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I am running 16/3 w/grd through this switch.
John, is this a typo, perhaps?
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Your 16/3 wire is undersized for a 50 amp service.
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Sorry, typo. I corrected it.
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Sorry, typo. I corrected it.

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The disconnect will work fine you want to splice the neutral and bond the ground to the box.
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Your 16/3 wire is undersized for a 50 amp service.

X2 way undersized for 50 amp


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OP corrected his typo to 6/3. See correction in initial post.


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The disconnect will work fine you want to splice the neutral and bond the ground to the box.
Thanks! Back to work on it again tomorrow.
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