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Reliance Controls Corporation PC3040 30 Amp 40 foot Generator Power Cord for Generators Up to 8,000 Running Watts

4.7 out of 5 stars 184 customer reviews
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  • Perfect for connecting a generator and a transfer switch with a single cord
  • Maximum generator running watts: 8,000
  • Maximum generator input: 30A@125/250VAC
  • NEMA configuration: L14-30
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Product Description

The Reliance Controls 40 foot 30 Amp Outdoor Rated Generator Power Cord has NEMA L14-30 molded and watertight plug and connector ends. It is designed to provide a power connection between your generator and either an outdoor power inlet box or a transfer switch or panel. Since 1909, Reliance Controls Corporation has contributed more innovations that any other single manufacturer and has been awarded over 85 patents on manual transfer switches, time switches and accessories. Reliance Controls Corporation specializes in the manufacturing of a wide variety of electrical products. The primary product line consists of heavy duty time clocks and controls, generator accessories, transfer switches and transfer panels for portable generators and inverters. And after over a century of innovation, Reliance Controls Corporation has built an enviable reputation for high quality, superior engineering and exceptional customer service.

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The Reliance Controls 40-foot 30 Amp power cord is designed for use with Reliance manual transfer switches, transfer panels, and power inlet boxes, for generators running at a maximum of 7500 watts. This heavy-duty power cord features 10-gauge 4-wire with NEM L14-20 plug and connector ends. It is UL listed and covered by a 5-year warranty.

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Product Dimensions 5 x 11.5 x 13 inches
Item Weight 11.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 11.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Reliance Controls
ASIN B000HRYGAQ
Item model number PC3040
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4.7 out of 5 stars 184 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
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By Kevin Nicholls TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 18, 2008
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I like to keep my generator as far away from my house as possible, during outages. I knew I needed about 40 - 50 feet, but had a rough time finding a decent quality cable that could handle my generator's load for under $200.

Just as I was about to make my own cable, I stumbled across this and gave it a shot. I figured, worst case, I'm looking at return shipping to Amazon.

Well, I got lucky twice. This cable is 10 gage (not 12, as described), which was EXACTLY what I was going to make myself. That put it totally within spec for my 8,500 watt generator. And the second stroke of luck? This thing is HEAVY! Total quality here, and I couldn't be happier.

If you bought one of the Reliance Controls transfer switches, this is just what you need if you find the included 20' cable isn't quite enough.
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By Jimbo on February 4, 2009
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When paired with an electric generator, this is an excellent cord. It is made with #10 wire and is easy to coil and store. A high quality item that is cheaper than the shorter cords.
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Reliance Controls PC3040 40-Feet 30-Amp L14-30 Generator Power Cord

This is a high-quality 10 gage 4-conductor power cord, with an excellent molded plug and receptacle. Just as importantly, the sheathing is [black] rubber, so the cord remains flexible in very cold weather. If you receive a cord different from this description (as did one reviewer), e.g., not rubber, I'd suggest returning it. That rubber sheathing makes this this top-quality choice.

If you need a 40 foot generator cord and your generator has a NEMA L14-30 receptacle, this is an excellent choice.

While the plug end of this cord plugs into your generator, the receptacle end typically plugs into a box mounted on your house such as the Reliance Controls PB30 L14-30 30 Amp Generator Power Cord Inlet Box. See Customer Images.
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I ordered a 40-foot cord and to my surprise I received a 50-foot cord. There was a little sticker on the box that said "Bonus - The 40' cord was replaced with a 50' cord". It's a very heavy duty cord with molded plugs. I was surprised, however, that the cord was yellow instead of the black cord pictured on Amazon's web site. Also, I was surprised that the cord is NOT very flexible in cold weather. The 10' black cord that came with my transfer switch seems more flexible than this yellow one. Not sure if it's a different kind of rubber or what, but I was a bit disappointed in this cord. I got it for a great price and it's a nice quality cord, but I wish it was better suited for cold weather. That's why I gave it 4 stars and not 5.

Upon closer inspection I see that this cord is NOT made by Reliance Controls, and is NOT rated at -40c (-40F) like my Reliance Controls cord is, but rather it says 60c (140F) on it! This cord is NOT MADE for cold weather. While I appreciate the great price of $99 for this cord, I do NOT appreciate being DUPED by Amazon or whoever is responsible. I would have gladly paid more money for the cord that I wanted. Shame on AMAZON for MISREPRESENTATION!

Buyer beware! The cord selling for $99 is NOT made by Reliance Controls, and is not of the same quality.
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Like others I received a 50 foot version of a generic power cord in yellow instead of the PC3040 cord I ordered. The shipping box appeared to have photocopied labels from a PC3040 cord.

The cord I received was made in China (of course) and seemed to me to be more generic than the Reliance Controls Brand I was expecting.

While the cord is heavy duty, extra long and will do the job, I was a little disappointed I did not receive exactly what I ordered. I kept it because I can use the extra length and the price was ok....
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Good durable heavy cord. Used it over the winter during an Ohio ice storm with my 5.5Kw Genny. Kept the Genny way away from the house inside a storage shed in my back yard making sure no one was killed from exhaust fumes.
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I use this to run between my portable generator and my socket around the corner of my house. The cable is actually yellow and VERY heavy so you won't tell your kids to hook it up. I have a cross over box wired in the basement so this cable allows proper hookup and it handles my 8,500 watt generator just fine. Highly recommended.
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Was surprised that it uncoiled as nicely as it did- no memory of being tightly coiled. Very soft and again uncoiled to dead straight with no coil memory. Cant comment on weather resistance or max load, I am using it as an extension cord for a plasma cutter, it needs 20a at 220.
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