Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JohnB 30 AMP RV Power Outlet
I gave it this rating because there is no way to give it a 4.9. The box can be used as 120VAC but can be feed with 240VAC. The 30Amp side has its' own buss bar for connecting one 120VAC source. The 20AMP side has a separate buss bar for the other 1/2 of the 120VAC connected to it for a total of 240VAC to the Box. The 20AMP side buss bar will accept a 3rd breaker giving you an additional circuit. I fed mine with 6-3 w/ground for a distance of 90 ft. To maintain safety, I used a 50Amp GFCI Breaker in the main panel. Everything went fine until I started to close the lid. I used the 4 bolts that came with the GE 1&1/4inch Raintight Hub. The bolts were too long and prevented the door from closing. However, I use 2 of the bolt that came with the blank cover for the top of the Power Box. They were short enough that now the door closes as it should. My power cord has a permanently attached handle on the male plug, so the door will not close completely when the cord is plugged into the outlet. I have used doors in RV Parks that were even more open than this, so I am not worried about rain getting into it as it is located in a covered carport. Overall, I am well satisfied with this Power Box.
October 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob Great Breaker Box
Works perfect for what we need. Really glad we got one that has the additional receptacle.
April 5, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Merle it is only 50 amp as delivered
I was not happy. The box was only 50 amp, not 70. The holes for the blanking plate on top were not tapped & the screws provided were not self tapping. This meant a 15 mile trip to town to buy 4 new screws. Strike two!
October 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gr8campn 70-Amp Power Outlet Box
Since I just got through answering someones question, let me add this in as my review as well. Ordering and shipping and receipt of the box that I ordered through Home Depot was fast, easy and got the product in short order. Install had to wait for a weekend, and until I could afford all the parts - see below:
I purchased this item to use for our parked/stored mini camper trailer, I did research on line, and advice from many people, which I wasn't satisfied with. I just got through installing the 70 amp Power Box this afternoon
There are 2 - 120v outlets in the box. You will need to get a 50 amp double pole circuit breaker (Square D Homeline 50 Amp Two-Pole Circuit Breaker - or whatever type breaker your panel uses) for your panel that you will be feeding the 70 amp power outlet box from. The 50 amp double pole breaker will take two 120v leads to the box. I researched the wire, and what you will need to purchased is the proper gauge wire for whatever distance you are running - in my case, I was able to go with 6/3 with ground copper (4 wires) outdoor wire (6-3 UF-B W/G (By-the-Foot)), all I could find was the outdoor wire, not the direct burial, which means that it would have to be in a conduit. The 6/3 with ground has a red, black, white and a ground wire in it (flat casing - looks like an appliance cord on steroids!). I used 1 1/4" grey PVC to run it in. Made placement of the box where I wanted it, then put the PVC together from the box to the outside wall of my workshop. We then tried to pull the wire, but, with 4 swoop 90 degree els, and the distance we had to pull the wire through, you may want to do half, pull the wire through to that point, then finish the rest, depending on the distance you're traveling. We had remove the wire, then cut the PVC, re-run the wire to that point, then feed it through the other half, then cement the two halves together.
Wiring was straight forward - the red and black wires go to the breaker, the white wire to the neutral, and the bare copper wire (ground) to the ground on both the main panel that you will be pulling from, and on the 70 amp box.
On the 70 amp box, when wiring it, the copper ground will go to the grounding lug on the right side - where the green ground wires connect to from both plugs. The white wire will go to the neutral connection point - and note that it feeds in from the top, not the side. Likewise then, the black wire and red wire will go into the top (pointing down toward the breakers) of the connection point above the breakers. Since it started to rain, had to call it quits and clean up, but will drive a grounding rod and run a copper grounding wire to it for safety sake.
Disclaimer, I'm not an electrician, but was able to check out codes and instead of coming up short and not doing it properly, I may have overdone the gauge, but it's better to go overboard than to have the wire heat up and burn. If you have any questions or feel that you're not capable to doing the work, PLEASE check with an electrician!!!!!!!!
Super product, and looks nice, and works GREAT!
October 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kwayne RV Electrical Supply Box
The "campground" type box was a very good value and serves me well, as it allows me to attach my RV to 30 amp service at my residence.
October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky Good quality, inspector said I needed gfci breaker on the 240 v service
Good quality, shipped and received on time, inspector said the 240 volt breaker needed to gfci type also.
July 31, 2012