Got a new generator and don't want to be unsafe with running cords.
My question(s) is, I have a 50' 10g 20 amp ex cord and want to know is
it ok to connect a smaller gauge ex cord to this 10g 20 amp ex cord?
This cord has only the single female to plug into and I bought a 2'
extender that has a 3 female receptacles. I also have a 100' cord but
not as heavy duty as the 50' one.
How best and safest way to plug in my extension cords for maximum use?
The generator is a 6500 watt Honda, the starting wattage eludes me
right now. It was used only one time for about 6 hours and the dude
needed $$ to keep his divorce attorney up and running, so to
Not planning on running anything bigger than the refrig/freezer, a
small upright freezer, well pump (it's old and runs on 110), 3/4 fans
during summer outages, 2/3 small lights and a small tv.
I know to unplug those appliances that don't need to stay plugged in
all the time so as to allow the generator to furnish the power where
So, just looking for some experienced user to point me in the right
direction pertaining to the proper use of extension cords from
generator to house.
not at all interested in the backfeed scenario, seems to be a bit more
hazardous to people and machines.
Thanks for any and all responses, advice and help.