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Old 04-10-2013, 03:16 AM   #1
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I just got my element guard kits from Still Dragon.
http://www.stilldragon.com/element-guard-kit-and-adapters.html

The adapters look good and seem like they'll work well but they are made to work with 1/2" strain relief connectors.

I got these cords and they don't fit the 1/2" strain relief connectors that came with the still dragon setup:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/9-Line-Cord-With-Marinco-L6-30-Loocking-Plug-30Amp-250Volt-10-3-Soow-Cord-New-/110967833550?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19d632 c3ce

I have 3/4" strain relief connectors that work perfectly with the cords but won't fit the element adapter:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006N2U1CQ/ref=oh_details_o07_s01_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Has anyone else had this problem with the Still Dragon element guard kit? One thought is to have the guard kit machined to work but I would love to hear a better (cheaper and easier) idea if you have it.

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:34 AM   #2
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I have one and just use a rubber grommet.

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I think I found something that will work. I ended up finding these 1/2-inch strain relief connectors for larger diameter cords:
http://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Industries-LPCG507Z-Low-Profile-Connectors/dp/B006N2U0NG/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1365620990&sr=8-18&keywords=arlington+strain+relief

Got a package of 25 so if they work, I'll sell the extras for $2.50 each + shipping.

If you want my 3/4-inch connectors, I have 10 for $3.50 each + shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Industries-LPCG757Z-Low-Profile-Connectors/dp/B006N2U1CQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365621375&sr=8-1&keywords=Arlington+Industries+LPCG757Z

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I need to grab some 10/3 and make sure it fits mine. Hoping I don't have to hit you up for couple

*edit* man that's a good price for cord and plug. If I didn't already have the plugs..............

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Hell yes. I didn't really need another L6-30, but that was too good to pass up. That is high quality cable.

I have been using PG series glands for strain relief, which are IP68. They come in a range of sizes. PG24 fits most 30-50A cables, but might be too wide for the StillDragon adapter.

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Just got back from HD - $1.79/foot! Did the "make offer" at $16, and got two.
AND, didn't have to fork out 8.5% for the governor.

Anybody need any plugs?

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I think I found something that will work. I ended up finding these 1/2-inch strain relief connectors for larger diameter cords:
http://www.amazon.com/Arlington-Industries-LPCG507Z-Low-Profile-Connectors/dp/B006N2U0NG/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1365620990&sr=8-18&keywords=arlington+strain+relief

Got a package of 25 so if they work, I'll sell the extras for $2.50 each + shipping.
Do they fit?
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Do they fit?
They sent the wrong ones but they should work. I also ordered the plastic version before I found the metal ones. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006N2U0FE/ref=oh_details_o00_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

I wasn't able cancel them in time and I got them Saturday. I tried them out and they will work great. I prefer metal so I'm waiting on the new shipment.

Either version is way better than the connector from Still Dragon. Everything else from them is great.
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You should let them know. They will want to improve the product.

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You should let them know. They will want to improve the product.
I emailed them to ask if they had heard of the problem and they hadn't. I followed up and let them know what I found.
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