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Old 01-28-2015, 07:42 AM   #1
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I have a 5000w Gen. I have 50amp service can I plug into the genny and run 1 of my a/c unit with any problems?ill it hurt the a/c unit?
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:18 AM   #2
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You should be able to buy a 30 amp adapter cord that will plug into the 220v outlet on the gen that will allow you to run 1 AC and some other electrical stuff pretty handily. That's how I run mine at home where I don't have a 50amp circuit.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:36 AM   #3
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I have a 5000w Gen. I have 50amp service can I plug into the genny and run 1 of my a/c unit with any problems?ill it hurt the a/c unit?
Your golden. At least for 1 of your A/C's. Just be aware that you on your genset and limit additional heavy loads. Ie., hot plate, microwave, blow dryer, etc.

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You should be able to buy a 30 amp adapter cord that will plug into the 220v outlet on the gen that will allow you to run 1 AC and some other electrical stuff pretty handily. That's how I run mine at home where I don't have a 50amp circuit.
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Tomdice, the adapter shown is only to be plugged into 120 volts ac 30 amp receptacle and not in 240 volts ac on your generator as it will damage your TT electrical.
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Tomdice, the adapter shown is only to be plugged into 120 volts ac 30 amp receptacle and not in 240 volts ac on your generator as it will damage your TT electrical.
You are exactly right Fonzie. Sr moment on my part.
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Thanks kinda thought that but info is appreciated.
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I heard that someone rewired the 240 on his gen to use it as a 50amp for his fiver. Don't know much about electric but I think it would not be to hard for the right guy. Just a thought.
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