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Old 07-21-2015, 07:25 AM   #21
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JUST MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE WIRES ON THE SAME EACH END, as far as water proof, you can seal it with silicone, I have never had a problem with a replacement, I would not hesitate using one, worked as a electrician for thirty five years

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Hammer55 - should the OP test his cord after removing the defective end(s) prior to re-using it? I agree some $$ can be saved replacing the ends vs buying a whole new cord, but based on some of the above posts I got the feeling that was unsafe. I have no significant electrical knowledge, so simply asking so I can learn.

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Old 07-21-2015, 07:35 AM   #22
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Make sure the screws that hold the cable wires to the connector prongs are tight. If they come loose they can get hot and burn up from the bad connection. The current does not flow well through a loose connection and creates heat.

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Old 07-22-2015, 11:33 AM   #23
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Thanks for the replies everyone! You have been very informative. I have a new 30 amp inlet on order along with the new cable. I removed the old inlet and found no indication that the wiring to it had overheated so I think the damage was limited to the cable and inlet.

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