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Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2012
I bought this to go with my 7Kw generator and Reliance Controls 30-Amp Transfer Switch Q310C. With a 50 foot run between them I chose to run an 8/3 cable with ground. If you mount this plug against a wall or post as I did, the 3/4" hole is blocked, leaving just the 1/2" one which made getting the four #8 wires inside a challenge. I WAS happy that the connections to the plug accepted this size wire as well and not just 10AWG.

Now when the power goes off (a frequent occurrence in my area thanks to AEP), I crank up the generator, run a cord from it to the plug outside my house, flip the transfer switches and the important circuits are running - water pump, refrigerator, freezer, furnace blower, TVs, computers, most lights and of course the wife's coffee maker and toaster oven while the generator runs at barely 50% load. To power the air conditioner would require a MUCH bigger generator so we just turn on fans or run the furnace blower to move the air.

One unsolicited comment... For the sake of your local utility worker, PLEASE use a transfer switch be it a smaller one such as the one I purchased or a whole house version. I get really bothered when people write on here how they connect to a receptacle and back-feed their home. That's fine until the day you forget to turn off the main and electrocute the guy trying to get your power back on. I know.... YOU would never forget. Don't be cheap - do it right and you never have to worry.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality, Does the Job
By Ohio Guy on August 1, 2012
I bought this to go with my 7Kw generator and Reliance Controls 30-Amp Transfer Switch Q310C. With a 50 foot run between them I chose to run an 8/3 cable with ground. If you mount this plug against a wall or post as I did, the 3/4" hole is blocked, leaving just the 1/2" one which made getting the four #8 wires inside a challenge. I WAS happy that the connections to the plug accepted this size wire as well and not just 10AWG.

Now when the power goes off (a frequent occurrence in my area thanks to AEP), I crank up the generator, run a cord from it to the plug outside my house, flip the transfer switches and the important circuits are running - water pump, refrigerator, freezer, furnace blower, TVs, computers, most lights and of course the wife's coffee maker and toaster oven while the generator runs at barely 50% load. To power the air conditioner would require a MUCH bigger generator so we just turn on fans or run the furnace blower to move the air.

One unsolicited comment... For the sake of your local utility worker, PLEASE use a transfer switch be it a smaller one such as the one I purchased or a whole house version. I get really bothered when people write on here how they connect to a receptacle and back-feed their home. That's fine until the day you forget to turn off the main and electrocute the guy trying to get your power back on. I know.... YOU would never forget. Don't be cheap - do it right and you never have to worry.
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