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Old 02-24-2005, 11:08 AM   #15
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Typically, Red and Black are the two hot leads (in a 240 volt circuit), white is the 120 volt neutral, and Green is ground.

So you are correct in using the red (black would have also worked), white and green on your 120 side.

I suggest getting an inexpensive circuit tester (that plugs into a 120v outlet), and ensuring that everything is wired correctly, with the correct voltage, before connecting your expensive electronics or appliances!

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....there are 3 and 4 pole twist locks for 220 and 110....depends on amps....they're becoming an industry standard by OHSA...geof kaye
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Old 02-26-2005, 06:30 PM   #17
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I'd check the output of each "prong" with a meter before I connected to it..

on edit.. went to the BS web site and per their instructions your connection should work.. but I would clip the unused black at the generator plug (not connect it) .. nothing good will come from that black wire sitting hot at the ens of the conductor.. just use three out of the plug..

I have never seen a design like this but as said above, must be a new standard..
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......woops....not OSHA but NEMA.....got my Federal and Electrical Standard mixed again....geof kaye
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I have a generator that actually has a switch for the 4 prong outlet. Switch one way it outputs 120VAC. Switch other way it outputs 240VAC.
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.....what brand name on that switch?....geof kaye
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Thanks to all for your inputs. I have wired a plug as described in my post above, clipping the black wire and not using it at all, and tested it before plugging anything in. Works just fine, so far. I have used an adapter and only powered an old heater so far. I have not plugged the 5vr in yet. Will do that this weekend but it appears this will work fine. Thanks again for all your comments.
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