AC WORKS® Wisdom: Most Common Generator Outlets

Posted by Christopher Hahn on

There are many different types of generators for many different purposes. The most common generator being used by our customers is a portable generator. Our customers use this type of generator for food trucks, RVs, and emergency power.

After going out to local stores to see what is on the market, we discovered there are 4 most common outlets: A NEMA 5-15 or NEMA 5-20 for household plugs, a NEMA L5-30 for 30 Amp service at 120 Volts, and a NEMA L14-30 for 30 amp service at 120/240 Volts. Another outlet gaining popularity for campers is the NEMA TT-30.

Watch this video to find out the differences in these generator outlets as well as other options out there for generator outlets.

If you need help finding the right one, please give us a call, text us, or email us.

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  • Hello Robert. Yes, that adapter will work for your setup. Just want to clarify one thing in your post though. Your L5-30R outlet on your generator will only operate at 125V. L5-30Rs are only rated for 125V.

    Christopher on
  • I have a portable generator that has an L5-30R 125/250v output. I want to attach it to the transfer switch on my service panel for my house that has a L14-30P outlet. Will your ADL530L1430adaptor do the job?

    Robert D Garvin on

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