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Old 09-04-2015, 12:55 AM   #91
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WOW! You're wiring your bus for 600 volts!
But where will you get the female cord cap to match that beauty?

What I want to know is where is he, she, it, pickled gherkin, going to plug it in at, and what in the world do you need 600V for? You plan on running an electric crane at a portable steel mill??


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Old 09-04-2015, 03:22 AM   #92
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Seing as they are not being helpful. Those won't work as they are the wrong pin configuration. Those things will not plug in to any hook up a rv park is going to offer, unless you pull up next to the work shop and they won't mind unplugging the mill to let you plug in. We used to use those style connectors all the time in stagecraft.

Let me put it into a colorful analogy to illustrate the absurdity of what you are trying to do. You are trying to turn a glove into a shoe, just buy a shoe, or learn how to make a proper shoe your self.
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:12 AM   #93
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This whole thread is troubling. Go to a local library and get an arm full of books on proper wiring, including an electrical code manual. Do it right. Don't take shortcuts.
If you refuse to do so I won't be personally offended or harmed.. I'm a safe distance away. Someone else may have the misfortune of stumbling across your system, though. Knowing what's going on in that bus, I wouldn't even want them to plug in next to you..
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:28 AM   #94
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If you want cheap go with one of these:


Leviton 4937 Weatherproof Inlet on Flush Mount Wallplate with Aluminum Cover, Straight Blade Receptacle, Gray


It's 15A. It's UL certified. It will work with typical extensions cords (no cord hacking). You can use only one of the big appliances at any given time, but it's affordable and approved.

I have no problem with people wiring their own buses and plugs (with the appropriate ends, outlets and wire), but understand the standards. They are very reasonable and are in place for a purpose: to keep people from getting fried!
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Old 09-04-2015, 12:19 PM   #96
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Kinda like watching a train wreck. You know it's going to be bad but you just can't look away.
Yup.

This should be a "What not to do" thread.

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Kinda like watching a train wreck. You know it's going to be bad but you just can't look away.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:02 AM   #98
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It's a system that's going to work. Watch an learn!
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:40 AM   #99
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Yup, because you know better than every electrician in North America.

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It's a system that's not going to work. Watch an learn what not to do.
I fixed your quote for you.

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Old 09-06-2015, 01:09 AM   #100
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Yup, because you know better than every electrician in North America.



I fixed your quote for you.

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There I fixed that for you. but yes I do agree. Don't be a tight wad with stuff that can kill you and set all your stuff on fire while you are sleeping. Do it right, do it once!
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