Buying the Correct Generator Power Cord (PART 1)


Damage caused by Hurricane Irene in NC

2011 and 2012 have shown us how powerful mother nature really is, and how ridiculously vulnerable our power systems are. These years alone we have seen  many grid failures that left millions of people without power. Outages occurred along Irene’s entire path, beginning in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and moving up the eastern seaboard from the Carolinas to New England, leaving 9.3 million people without power for 13 days. And droughts though the summer of 2012 wreaked havoc on our power grid, also leaving hundreds of thousands without power. A stunning example of the importance of being ready for power loss.

Many of these people had to wait for the outage to be over, without any access to alternative power. The scary part is that most homes that lose power for more than a few hours (and into a long-term outage) have an immediate need to power critical necessities including a fridge, medical equipment, as well as many other things. This is the main reason we see customers installing home power generators. There are many different types of generators that range from being stationary, to being light enough to carry (portable and permanent). These generators provide electricity to you when you absolutely need it. Having a trustworthy generator is a must for some situations, and the same goes for having a reliable cord. That’s why if you have a Generator, you need to know where to buy the right generator power cord

We have been manufacturing high quality power cords and adapters for a wide range of generators. We have all configurations for numerous different generator setups, and if we don’t carry it we can BUILD you a custom cord. All of our generator power cords are rated, SJTW, STW,  or STOW; Ready to take on all-weather conditions and remain flexible, as well as provide years of continuous protection from oil, gas, and abrasion. Now what do all of these words mean? We will explain these meanings and identifying if you need a power cord, Generator cord, and the different types of ends.

If you do not know what the correct generator power cord looks like, take a look at a catalog and become familiar with the different styles.

-Continue onto PART2 of the generator cord buyers guide

Conntek Sample Product Guide

NEXT(Part 2)

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