Installing a 240 Volt Disconnect
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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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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