I'm building a 2 PID, 50a control panel. I've purchased a kit from ebrewsupply
and am also referencing some relevant information from Kal's site
1. I've noticed that no one seems to have a 50a NEMA inlet. The ones linked to by Kal
have only a non-NEMA configuration. What (if anything) needs to be done differently with these non-NEMA inlets to ensure proper safety?
2. Given #1, and given that the two connectors involved total to something like $200, what are the reasons why I wouldn't just wire the power cord directly into the control panel? I realize I'd need to immobilize the cable with respect to the enclosure and protect it from abrasion (and I'm not entirely sure how I'd do that yet), but are there other considerations?
3. The ebrewsupply suggestion for wiring the 50a parts of the circuit are to use 10 gauge wiring. This is consistent with what I've seen in other places
for chassis wiring. Kal recommends 6 gauge wire. I'm curious what other people have decided here.