Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EJoe impressive build quality
I have just received this in the mail today. It is not yet installed but my first impression is that this is one very solid product. I checked out the more common inlet which was stocked at the store and this one is much larger than that one….but at this point I feel that I chose the better inlet for the money. This one feels virtually bombproof…..it's all metal construction except for the actual plug. The heft and build quality are the primary reason I prefer this one, and the second reason would be the metal door that covers the connection and several inches below thus making it rainproof while in use. It's comforting knowing that there will be no water intrusion no matter what Mother Nature throws its way. It's hard to believe that this inlet was actually around $4 cheaper than the one I saw at the store. If you don't mind the larger size I would suggest you give this box a look.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mitch Huge Box but Weathertight while in use!
This box is huge! It is as tall as my meter box and about half as wide. Of course, I knew this going in and that is why I bought it. I like the fact that the cover can be closed while the cord is plugged in. No plastic cover with spring to break. This cover is all metal. It has rounded edges so the cord doesn't snag. Don't buy a different inlet box. This is the one you want!
October 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob1325 Nicely built, but big.
Box is big, but like the fact you can close box with cord attached protecting it from weather. Only worry about is opening in bottom. I'm afraid bees may build nests on it. I may just tape up opening until needed.
January 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe123 Big, but high quality
If you want a weather tight box, then this is the one. Yes, it is much larger than some of the other inlets, but this one is weather tight even with the generator plug connected.
This seems important as you might be running your generator in the rain. The 10/3 wire connects up easily to this box with screw terminals.
It looks good enough closed and I won't really notice it until I need it!
January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ranger96 This product is great.
I had made several trips to supply houses to find a electrical box so i could attach my generator to our house. Then finding this one line i decided to try it.
The shipping was super fast and wiring into main panel
was as simple as it could get. I have tried it and it works great. i may never use it for a power outage, but i'm ready now. Thanks
December 13, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Orbit Good value and function.
Timely delivery. Solid construction. Design will shield receptacle from driving rain or snow. Verify the receptacle plate is properly aligned between the dimples in the housing during installation. Met expectations. Less force required to insert the twist-lock cord compared to another popular competing brand.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Perfect for what I needed to connect my Generator to the house
Compared to other places that sell this type of hardware this by far was the cheapest. Quality appears good, we'll see after a couple years after this has been outside.
This particular model is what you want because it shields your plug connection in the rain/snow. Some other brands don't do this.
January 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jayb watch for bee's
Product works great. You can shut the cover with the cord plugged in which makes the connection very watertight. However, the cover is completely open at the bottom (about 1.5"x4") which has lead to many bee's building nests up inside. I have had to place some tape over this opening to prevent this from happeneing.
October 18, 2011