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While researching how I am going to install my new split phase inverter, and having a mild heart attack at the price of wire, I happened upon this Amazon special price for a 50ft 30a generator cable for $42.49 limited time. This is less than any price I have seen for 4 wire SOOW cord. Indeed many 10 or 25ft bare 10/4 SOOW come in at about the price of this 50 footer. I don't need 50ft but at this price I can easily cut it down and use it.
 
very nice - and the 25ft version costs $7 more. They must be having a space crunch in the warehouse. I hear amazon is crazy about sales volume verse shelf space and if you stock something in their warehouse that isn't selling they give you a date to pay to have it shipped back or they toss it in a bin sale box to be picked over.
 
very nice - and the 25ft version costs $7 more. They must be having a space crunch in the warehouse. I hear amazon is crazy about sales volume verse shelf space and if you stock something in their warehouse that isn't selling they give you a date to pay to have it shipped back or they toss it in a bin sale box to be picked over.
The 50 foot cable at $42.49 is a Fantastic price
Last year April 18, 2023 I purchased this 50 foot cable for $116.88 when I putchassed 6000 Watt GenMax Generator
compare at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079D3LH8...GCYLT7GN4&ref_=list_c_wl_lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1
and today it is $98.88
 
While researching how I am going to install my new split phase inverter, and having a mild heart attack at the price of wire, I happened upon this Amazon special price for a 50ft 30a generator cable for $42.49 limited time. This is less than any price I have seen for 4 wire SOOW cord. Indeed many 10 or 25ft bare 10/4 SOOW come in at about the price of this 50 footer. I don't need 50ft but at this price I can easily cut it down and use it.
Thanks for this, ordered along with an inlet box. Now I can repurpose my suicide cord.
 
Received mine today in the mail. I had ordered one but went back and got another the next day. Seems heavy duty. I wondered how many folks got in on the special?
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I bought the 50 footer so I can move my portable generator(s) further from the house, which everyone will appreciate during long outages.
The 25' one I had was on the edge of being too close.
 
For those wondering, "Won't that extra 25' of cord take away some of the generator power due to voltage drop?"

6000 W load = 25 A continuous @ 240V
10 AWG is 0.001 ohm per foot
50 additional feet of wire (counting two hot conductors)
Power = I^2R = (25)(25)(0.001)(50) = 31.25 Watts lost

I'll gladly give that up for the convenience of a quieter house.
 
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While researching how I am going to install my new split phase inverter, and having a mild heart attack at the price of wire, I happened upon this Amazon special price for a 50ft 30a generator cable for $42.49 limited time. This is less than any price I have seen for 4 wire SOOW cord. Indeed many 10 or 25ft bare 10/4 SOOW come in at about the price of this 50 footer. I don't need 50ft but at this price I can easily cut it down and use it.

Amazon sells by amps (30). Also "with UL Listed"

What gauge is it actually? "100% copper", hope that isn't "100% copper (CCA)"

Anybody going to sacrifice one? Or at least take a 4-wire resistance measurement?
Let us know if it is consistent with 50' of 10 awg copper.

Harbor Freight sells by gauge (10), $50 for 25'

 
Amazon sells by amps (30). Also "with UL Listed"

What gauge is it actually? "100% copper", hope that isn't "100% copper (CCA)"

Anybody going to sacrifice one? Or at least take a 4-wire resistance measurement?
Let us know if it is consistent with 50' of 10 awg copper.

Harbor Freight sells by gauge (10), $50 for 25'

I will be cutting one up tomorrow. If it is not copacetic I will let everyone know.

Incidentally it is stamped along the cable (UL) C(UL) SJTW 4/C 10AWG (5.26mm-squared) 105C FT2 300V
 
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As promised I am reporting on what I found after cutting and stripping the cable. It appears to be pure copper and also seems to be proper gauge size. I created a shorter 20ft cord for my needs. Cant say I was impressed with the aftermarket plug I got to do this. I ended up placing silicone on it to help prevent water intrusion.
 

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