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Old 06-11-2016, 02:02 PM   #1
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Generator plugs and load

I have a Predator 5500/6500 watt gasoline generator. It doesn't have the standard 30 amp RV plug. I'm assuming I just need an adapter from the 4 prong to the 30 amp. The microwave, AC and fire place need the 30 amp to operate, correct?
I'm worried it states - plug output at 120/240. I'm thinking, I will have to make a short pigtail and leave one of the 120 legs off (disconnected), correct?
Also, it says its a 23 amp circuit, but do not exceed 45 amp total. The spec sheet says it's a 240v 30a circuit. Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old 06-11-2016, 03:10 PM   #2
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This should be the right adapter for your generator NEMA #L14-30 twistlock 120V/240V recptacle....

https://www.amazon.com/Conntek-Gener...ywords=l14-30p
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:05 AM   #3
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After a bunch of investigating, it looks like that adapter plug knocks down the 240v to 120v by only uses one 120v leg. The problem now is the amps. With using one leg, it only has 23 amps max. If I pull a load, it will trip the breaker.
I won't be using the AC any time soon and that's the biggest pull.
It looks like I should bite the bullet and get a champion 3100w generator
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Old 06-12-2016, 05:41 AM   #4
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A 3100 watts peak Champion inverter generator will be about 2800 watts continuous rating, giving you 23 amps load at 120 volts....so same rating but a lot less weight and much quieter.
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Thanks Fonzie, I see the Champion 3500/4000. It's lighter than mine and quieter than my current unit. It has a remote starter which makes a big difference, although the only time I see myself using it is during hunting season. It's certainly less expensive, but not as quiet or as light as the 3100 series. My current generator weighs 220 Lbs with the 420cc engine.
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I just bought the champion dual fuel 3400 surge 3100 running on gas. And about 300 watts lower on propane. It will run off the low propane quick connect. Champion tech confirmed generator runs from 7 to 16 inches of water and that is what the trailer is regulated to. So I hooked up to the trailer and it worked. Ran an hour to test. Now the trailer is a female coupler and the generator is the same female connector. So I make a 20 foot 1/4 I. Hose up with male ends on both sides. End towards generator has a ball valve. Will test it next week when camping
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Good info on this site. My buddy and I were on opposite sides of the 120v 30amp plug.

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I picked up the Champion 3500/4000 gasoline engine (196cc). It worked just great. It wasn't the noisiest in the campground, but it wasn't the quietest either. We only ran it to recharge and then ran it to watch movies while it rained.
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