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Reliance Controls PC3040M 30-Amp (4-Prong 40-Foot) Generator Power Cord

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Reliance Controls Electric Generators and AccessoriesModel: PC3040
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Cord Consolidation
Connect a generator and transfer switch with a single cord

Flexible
40-foot rubber cord with male and female molded ends

Heavy-Duty
UL listed for outdoor use
Power cord holds up to 7,500 watts at 250 volts

* Actual product may differ from product pictured
Product Specs
Voltage
120/240 Single-Phase
Frequency
60 Hertz
Rated Watts
7500 Watts
Rated Amps
30 @ 240 Volts (Single Phase) Amps
Maximum Wattage
7500 Watts
UL Listed
Yes
Plugs
NEMA L14-30R
1
Cord
Cord Length
40 feet
Wire Gague
10 Gague
Overview
Made in USA
No
Weight
12 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
2 Years
UPC
851890000317
Model
PC3040
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Outlets
NEMA L14-30R
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  6 Questions
Q: Hello
I have a 20 foot generator cord. Reliance Controls PC3020 20Feet 30 Amp L1430 Generator Power Cord for Up to 7,500Watt Generators. it is too short. Can I buy a second 20 foot cord to extend the original to 40ft? is this safe?

by Patrick Morris from Massachusetts on October 09, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry....

It is not recommended to connect 2 generator power cords together for a longer length. The middle connection point would not be safe or provide a watertight connection. It is recommended to purchase one cord the length you require.

Here is a link to the 40 foot cord we offer....

Reliance Controls PC3040

by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Where is the Reliance Controls 30-Amp (4-Prong 40-Foot) Generator Power Cord made? Can I be guaranteed the black cord shown?
by Dennis from New Jersey on October 07, 2013

A: Thank you for your inquiry!

Reliance Controls, like many manufacturers has their power cords manufactured at an overseas production facility however, the cords are designed and tested here in the United States.

If you should purchase a PC3040, you will be receiving a black power cord featuring pre-molded cable ends as pictured here.
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: I'm thinking of buying Reliance 30amp/10circuit switch model# 31410CRK & a 40' power cord. Does power cord come in longer length? Will there be any power loss with 40'(or longer length) cord from 7000W portable generator to switch? Thank you
by Tony from West Virginia on September 13, 2013

A: Thank you for your interest in Electric Generators Direct!

We currently offer a wide variety of 30 amp power cords ranging from 10' to 100'. While voltage drops may occur over extended distances, it is unlikely that you will experience much loss over a 40' run. Keep in mind however, factors such as the material of the conductor and even the outdoor ambient temperature may have some effect on this variable.

We would not recommend that you use anything longer than the PC3040 if you plan on utilizing most of the generators 7000 watts.




by Jared, Product Expert
Q: Looking at the Reliance Controls 30-Amp (4-Prong 40-Foot) Generator Power Cord and I see a lot of reviews here and other sites about the yellow 50' cord being substutied. How do I get the black made in the USA one?
by Fred from Connecticut on August 31, 2012

A: There were substitute cords offered last year in September-December due to the demand driven by Hurricane Irene. Stock levels are back to normal again so the cords should be black and the right length now.
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: I have an 8000 watt run/10,000 watt surge generator. Do I need a cable rated for 10,000 watts? I only see 7500 watts on your site.
by Anonymous from Massachusetts on August 21, 2011

A: You simply match your power cord to the largest outlet on your generator.

If you have a 50-Amp outlet, you'll need a 50-Amp cord.

The article below explains the concept in detail.

How to Pick the Perfect Power Cord
by Jared, Product Expert
Q: What is the weather/temperature rating on a reliance PC3040 generator power cord?
by Anonymous from Missouri on February 05, 2011

A: The jacket material is SJTW which is water resistant and the temperature range is 105 Degrees C to -40 Degrees C. (221 F to -40 F)
by Jared, Product Expert
Reliance Controls PC3040 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
5.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 55.0 out of 5
Pros
High Quality (3)
Durable (3)
Easy To Use (2)
I'd Buy It Again (1)
Price (1)
Cons
Expensive (1)
100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Raymond C.
Cutler Bay, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/7/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sturdy
Purchased cord on Thursday it was delivered on Monday very pleased with the turn around. This product is very heavy duty and well built. I haven't had the opportunity to use it yet but when the time comes have no doubt in my mind that it will be worth it.
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Easy To Use, Easy To Store
Raymond Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Raymond's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Extremely easy to order and follow the tracking of shipping, plus free shipping was nice..."
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William H.
New Rochelle, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/12/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ul Listed
The Reliance Controls PC3040 30 Amp Generator Power Cord is a good value for the price I paid.

I like the factory sealed weather proof plug and receptacle as opposed to me trying to make my own power cord. I also like the fact the this power cord is UL (Underwiters Laboratory) listed for electrical safety. I do not buy any electrically operated equipment unless it is UL listed.
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Frederick
Putnam Valley, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/16/11
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ordered Pc3040usa Model Got Pc3040china Model
Just received my back ordered PC3040 30 AMP Releliance controls 40 foot power cord. However, the cord I received was not the one pictured or specified on EGD sight. Reliance has substituted a made in China power cord with the same specifications. The cord I received is 50 foot in length, is yellow and has a heavier outside jacket. It probably weighs more than the USA model. I called Reliance, and they said it carries the same warranty as the USA model. I haven't used it yet because I am... more
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Simon M.
Crossville, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/6/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
28
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliance Power Cord
Nice cord but the cost will cut into your budget.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Expensive
Simon Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Erick D.
Perkasie, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/29/14
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Quality Cord For Generators
Bought product. Fast shipping, quick payment, reliable product.
Erick Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Erick's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Good experience. Stay competitive with your price$. Thank you."
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Michael D.
Wayne, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Quality Product At A Great Price
What can you say about a simple 30 amp extension cable other than it is a great quality, at a great price and it arrived fast. What is there not to like about it or Electric Generators Direct.
Pros: Durable, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Michael Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Pat
Howell, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/6/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good
See my review on the Reliance Controls Model 30310A Transfer Switch. This extension cord was used with that switch.
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10
Phil
Stamford, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/12/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid
I ordered it around the time I ordered my Briggs & Stratton 7000W 30470 generator.
It hooked up nicely to both the generator and the transfer switch. It was very sturdy.
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Bret
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/26/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Made Cord
The power cord is nice and heavy duty.

It was shipped quick and at a good price.
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10
John D.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/15/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Cable Just In Time!!!
I ordered my 40 ft, 4 prong generator cable about 1 month ago. Little did I know how soon I would be needing it. Within 1 week of receiving the cable and with it still in the box, Hurricane Sandy made a visit to my neighborhood.

As soon as I lost power, I headed out to my shed, pulled my generator out along with the box with the cable in it. I was a bit nervous about not having opened it yet, but once opened I knew all would be fine.

While my power was out for over 24 hours, my... more
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John R.
Soddy Daisy, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/20/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliance Generator Power Cord
Exactly what I wanted, we'll pleased.
John Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great company to buy from!"
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