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Installing a 240 Volt Disconnect


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Electrical Wiring for a 240 Volt Panel Disconnect – I have installed several of these connection setups for 240 volt portable MRI trailers and other portable high amperage 240 volt systems.


Equipment for a 240 Volt Panel Disconnect

Electrical Question: I have a concession trailer with 100 amp breaker box.

  • I am having permanent service installed but I want to be able to disconnect and move if i need to.
  • What is the best setup as far as safety and ease of disconnect.
  • I have an electrician doing the work but he is stumped as far as the best hardware for the job.

This electrical wiring question came from: Arthur, a Homeowner from Old Hickory, TN
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Arthur.

Electrical Wiring for a 240 Volt Panel Disconnect

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools.
Precaution: Identify the circuit, turn it OFF and  Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.

  • Arthur, consider a 100 amp 240 volt Russell Stoll receptacle and outlet set up.
  • These connectors have a pin and sleeve connection that is very reliable.
  • I have installed several of these connection setups for 240 volt portable MRI trailers and other portable high amperage 240 volt systems.

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