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Old 09-04-2012, 07:30   #16
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Re: Shore cable

I was amazed at how small the safety margins are for wire size and connector ratings for electrical installations. I would never intentionally overload a wire or connector -- really asking for trouble.

I feel your pain, but 120 volt power requires fat cables -- a real PITA, I know. But considerably less PITA than a fire . . .
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So my question is do we need to haul these big heavy extension leads when maybe a lead of say 8 awg may do?
Some marinas require that one uses the the marine cable set. That way it keeps the wiring to specs. If one were to throw in a home made unit, it may cross up the system, feeding power to the common or ground.
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I believe he's talking using 8 gage. I would not call the 30 amp shore power cord heavy duty myself.... I've burned up too many!
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