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Old 02-07-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Input power to a control box

I am planning on setting up a control box for an automated system. I would like to have the entire box connectorized. Does anyone know a good way to get the A/C input power connectorized, so I can just connect an extension cord to power it up? I'd like to not have any cords hanging out of the box for a clean look and easy dissasebly. Is this a bad idea for any reason? I will be using 120v supply.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:05 PM   #2
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Why not wire the main power for the box to an outlet on the box? Then you'll just need to customize an extension cord with 2 male plugs and plug them in when your ready to use the box.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:16 PM   #3
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or maybe use one of these

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I thought about that, but was questioning the safety of having an extension cord with two male plugs.

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A good option around $30. Or you could one of these.

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brew_ny thanks, thats what I was looking for. Couldn't think of a name that would get me there.

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I thought about that, but was questioning the safety of having an extension cord with two male plugs.
that could be a bit shocking

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I just finished my control box using nothing but powercon for power connections. They're rated up to 20 amps and take up very little space.

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I thought about that, but was questioning the safety of having an extension cord with two male plugs.
Yeah, that would be the clear front runner in the Incredibly Bad Idea competition...

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I'm going to use the end of a 12ga. ext. cord. leaving about 12 inches outside the box / panel.

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