Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by faroone Reliance 40 foot power cord
With the Reliance Transfer Switch Kit you get a lousy 10 foot power cord. It has very little use except for testing the installation of the transfer switch. I had the transfer switch professionally installed and we did use it for exactly that reason.
For my set up I needed at least a 25 foot cord to locate the generator where it will be dry (if it rains) and I will be safe from the exhaust. I bought a third party, off the shelf, 25 foot cord at Home Depot. I could not get it to twist lock to the inlet box so I returned it. At this point I decided to get a Reliance Cord so I could be confident that it would connect.
My 10 foot Reliance cord is a bit difficult to connect to the inlet box. One must push the cord hard against the inlet box to get it to twist lock. I did not have a problem with this 40 foot cord. It connects easily, but solidly. Both the 10 foot and 40 foot cable end connectors should be the same. This may be due to production variation, and I just got lucky with the 40 foot cord.
I was trying to get the shortest cord that would meet my needs to minimize voltage drop. I already have about 60 feet of wiring running through my house to get to the transfer switch, and my generator could push as much as 7000 watts through the line. I could have bought a Reliance 20 foot cord and connected it to 10 foot, saving a few bucks. My setup has the generator in a dry location and the inlet box in a dry location. However, the in-between area could get wet. Therefore, the connection of the two cords could get wet. Also the connection point can have higher voltage drop than a few feet of cable so I opted for the 40 foot cable. I checked out my voltage loss and I should be OK.
Having the few feet more cable than I needed ended up being helpful
July 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by AL256 Very rugged construction but,....
Cord is very rugged construction but the female end does not easily plug into and lock to anything but itself. I cannot make the the male plug that came with my generator plug into the female end of this cord and lock in with the twist action. If it doesn't twist and lock the pair falls apart with the slightest bump. After much wiggling, it finally plugged into my new Reliance inlet box and locked. I have looked at similar 30 A cords in other stores and they all appear to be made by the same company so, I don't expect that a different cord from the same place would be any better. I am not very happy with this cord but it will do what I want. Picture upload on review website doesn't work.
February 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by james electirical coard- good value and size
The electrical cord is a good length and hard to find locally.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fred Emergency Cable is well built
Product has not been used yet, only checked for attachment to home and generator. It's quality leaves not doubt in my mind it will work perfectly.
January 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JMcC125 Good Generator cord
Used cord a few times and it is fine. Well constructed and weather resistant. Like the cap you can put on the female end in case you plug into the generator first. A bit more expensive, but good quality
March 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rtcct Heavy Duty
Had to special order this. Arrived quickly. Price seems a little high but it does what it is suppose to do.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ike2600 Very easy to use- cable manufactured with very high quality materials
I have used the cable without any problems. No overheating , connection or arcing.
Great reliable product
October 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobbC Reliant 40ft power cord
Received the cord on Tues. We lost power of Friday. Simple twist lock connectors. House was powered up and ready.
October 18, 2010