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    New Reliance Portable Generator Thru the Wall Kit

    Reliance has a new portable generator thru the wall kit
    >Power inlet
    >PVC conduit
    >Power panel , well a 6 plex receptacle with LEDs.

    Basically its a receptacle on the inside wired out to a power inlet.
    Brings power inside, eliminates cords thru doors. Clever and meets a need.
    Its catalog WKPBN30. More popular for homeowner install

    Here is it at Wallmart, $99.00
    https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=wkpbn30
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    Smart, simple installation. I like it. I might have to try that out, or look for something similar just to see what's out there.

    I've used inlets on lots of stuff, but I like this package for a backup homeowner deal.

    It's $82 at Amazon with free shipping. I just ordered one to try out.

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    Exactly, might be an easy sell for those who are not ready for a transfer switch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom baker View Post
    Exactly, might be an easy sell for those who are not ready for a transfer switch.
    I get asked all the time about generators and few want to go through that hassle. This is almost a no-brainer, especially for those just getting cheap general-purpose generators.

    I must admit I never got around to doing a transfer switch for myself, especially because most of the time my generator was an engine-driven welding machine mounted on the truck. Our power isn't out long enough for me to string extension cords through the garage, either. But I will do this and be able to recommend it to others if I like it. Good find.

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    Here's a link to a video showing installation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR_hV75ASSk

    There does not appear to be any OCPD on any of the receptacles. The packaging says will handle a genny up to 7500 watts. That's 31 amps on each hot probably feeding three of the six 15 amp receps. How is this code compliant?

    The kit is for wood framed houses only. It won't work on a block, brick, metal building without extra tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coppersmith View Post
    Here's a link to a video showing installation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR_hV75ASSk

    There does not appear to be any OCPD on any of the receptacles. The packaging says will handle a genny up to 7500 watts. That's 31 amps on each hot probably feeding three of the six 15 amp receps. How is this code compliant?

    The kit is for wood framed houses only. It won't work on a block, brick, metal building without extra tools.
    does it need to be code compliant since it is not part of the premises electrical system?

    maybe it has CBs inside that distributes power to the receptacles.
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    Here it is out of the box. Might get around to installing it sometime this winter.

    Must remember to install it high on the wall so that plugging in the generator cord on the outside isn't a pain in the butt, as it plugs in from the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    Here it is out of the box. Might get around to installing it sometime this winter.

    Must remember to install it high on the wall so that plugging in the generator cord on the outside isn't a pain in the butt, as it plugs in from the bottom.
    Looking at the photo when installed do you end up with 15 amp receptacles protected by a 30 amp circuit breaker on the generator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by infinity View Post
    Looking at the photo when installed do you end up with 15 amp receptacles protected by a 30 amp circuit breaker on the generator?
    Yes.

    And while I don't have a problem with that, I do know that question was raised about compliance.

    This assembly is UL-Listed, and would be its own piece of equipment, not premises wiring, right? So exempt from NEC?

    Additionally, except for the receptacles themselves being a 15A configuration, all wiring is #10. CBs protect wiring, not plugged-in equipment, which can often have #16 wires on 20A circuits.

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