Model # PC3040

Internet #202216500

Reliance Controls 40 ft. 30-Amp Generator Power Cord
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Reliance Controls

40 ft. 30-Amp Generator Power Cord

  • Heavy-duty outdoor rated 40 foot power cord with molded ends
  • 10 gauge with 4 prong 30 amp twist lock plugs
  • Utilize the full capability of your generator output
$99.99 /each

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The Reliance Controls PC3040, 40-foot, 30-Amp power cord is designed for use with manual transfer switches, transfer panel and power inlet boxes. This heavy-duty power cord features 10-gauge, 4-wire with NEMA L14-30 plug and connector ends. It is UL listed for use with outdoor appliances and covered by a 5-year warranty.

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  • Rated 30-Amp s at 125/250-Volt
  • Excellent cold weather performance
  • NEMA L14-30 configuration
  • UL listed for outdoor use

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Customer Questions & Answers

Is an adapter available to allow a power strip with a 3-prong plug to be connected to this cord?

Want to connect household items such as a refrigerator, lamps, space heater, and iPad to the generator via this extension cord. Want to use a standard electronic device-type power strip with 6-8 outlets and a 3-prong plug. Is there an adapter from Reliance or Home Depot to allow me to do this? And do you see any problems with this type of set up?
Asked by: Jo
Check this for your needs. DEK 240-Volt Twist Lock Adapter Model # ACC01 http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEK-240-Volt-Twist-Lock-Adapter-ACC01/100675655
Answered by: AOM
Date published: 2016-05-19

Can I connect two of these together to make the length of 80' & then connect to my power generator?

Asked by: Anonymous
The voltage drop for a 10awg power cord connected to a generator supplying 240 volts, single phase voltage (average generator with this type of outlet supplying 240 volts, 30 Amps) on average is .3% or 3/4 of a volt every 10 feet of power cord. So for 80 feet of this size power cable, the voltage drop would be approximately 6 volts at the far end. Some generators output slightly more than 240 volts out of the factory to make up for the anticipated average voltage drop, or the output voltage might be manually adjustable to compensate for your specific needs (contact your generator manufacturer's tech support to find out if adjusting the output voltage of your specific model is possible, and how to do it if possible). Another option would be to make your own power cable with 8awg 4 wire power cable (or have an electrician do it for you if you're not the handy type). The larger gauge cable will reduce the amount of voltage drop vs the same length 10awg cable, but will be more expensive per foot of cable. All things being equal, the 8awg power cable would only have about 1/2 of a volt of voltage drop per 10 feet, so only about 4 volts at 80 feet. There are several variables involved when working with electricity, but the best advice is to keep your power cords as short as possible to limit voltage drop, which can prevent motors from overheating, as well as other low voltage problems. If in doubt about anything, consult your generator manufacturer or a licensed electrician just to be safe.
Answered by: ClarkKent
Date published: 2016-10-28

40 Extension cable

Will I be able to bury the cable as long as I have it running through a PVC Schedule 40 Conduit pipe?
Asked by: rbtech2
This cord is not intended for underground installation. The conduit might make it acceptable, please check your local building codes.
Answered by: RelianceControlsAnswers
Date published: 2016-09-26

Can I mount the external outlet box for the generator cord anywhere on the outside of house? Say 30ft from the main box?

Asked by: Ryan
Yes, you can run this cord 30 ft from the main box.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-02-27
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40 ft. 30-Amp Generator Power Cord is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for Sure it's more expensive than its smaller brothers but this is something you're buying for a place you care about. When the power goes out you don't want to have to stress about if the garage is going to smell like fumes while you keep your freezer and water pump running.
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great and is the perfect length. I bought this cable to connect my 9000 watt generator to the house from my driveway. It works great. We had a power outage last week, and I powered my whole house with this cable, it worked fine, and did not heat up at all.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Received cable in a box that was well wrapped. The cord was just what I needed to place my generator outside my garage--- far enough so exhaust fumes wouldn't bother my dogs and yet could still reach my receptacle.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from We have had no power outages and hopefully none in the foreseeable future, so I haven't had to us... We have had no power outages and hopefully none in the foreseeable future, so I haven't had to use it ,Yet! Other than that, it arrived in a timely manner and the quality appears good!
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice, heavy cable, completely weather proof. Runs my whole house from my generator. Nice, heavy cable, completely weather proof. Runs my whole house from my generator.
Date published: 2017-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertised, as shown. Worked as expected - what more would you want. As advertised, as shown. Worked as expected - what more would you want.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unfortunately the connection ends were different than my application. ... Unfortunately the connection ends were different than my application.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 40 ' Generator Power Cord Made by a reputable company and appears to be of good quality.
Date published: 2016-09-11
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