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Reliance Controls PB30 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 54.8 out of 5
Pros
Durable (7)
Easy To Use (6)
High Quality (6)
Reliable (4)
Price (3)
Cons
Zero Cons (1)
93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
24 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Mike, the Generator Expert
Electric Generator Expert

Product Expert
Total Reviews
103 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
8481 Helpful Votes
Electric Generators Direct Recommended

Reliance controls is a well known brand in the generator industry. This product earns the better award because of it's compact design and light weight.

You can't beat it.
Mike Recommends This Model
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John R.
Soddy Daisy, TN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/20/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliance Power Inlet Box Model #: Pb30
Just received it. We'll pleased with the design.
John Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
John's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Love the website. Prices and the value are the best. Very helpful when you need to call them."
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Leonard K.
Cokato, MN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/26/16
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Small Foot Print
This unit is of compact size and is well made. It serves my needs very well.
Leonard Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Leonard's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"No problems with the products I have ordered."
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Bob
Hillsdale, MI
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Prepared This Time
We were without power for a week after the ice storm in Southern Michigan in February of 2010. Miserable. Had to use kerosene heater to heat some of the house (sort of). Lost the food we had in the freezer and the refrigerator. Thank goodness we are on city water with a gas water heater so at least we had water. I decided we weren't going through that again, so I bought a 7,000 watt generator, power outlet, and transfer switch.

I was concerned about installing the transfer switch... more
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J. V.
Macungie, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/5/12
Total Reviews
6 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Choice
My Second review!!!

So far I would say it's still a EXCELLENT CHOICE; we ran the generator for 35 hours with no problem. It ran the whole house after the Sandy Storm and also helped a neighbor.


*****Most Important- 5 gallon of gas got me 13 hours on a half load.*******

First Review!!!!!

I recently picked up a Generac XG8000E, a 30 amp CableMaster (4 prong), and a Reliance Controls 30-Amp (4-Prong) Power Inlet Box and had my home set up by an electrician. He used an interlock... more
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Marty B.
Mt. Vernon, ME
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Horrible Piece Of Equipment
Just to hook up the case ground was a struggle using #10 wire, not enough room for bending wire once in connector holes. I'm really surprised this got a UL seal of approval on it. It would be much better if it came pre-wired to terminal blocks and run wire straight into it
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Marty,
We are sorry to hear of the issue you had with this inlet box. I would suggest contacting Reliance directly to let them know your opinion. They can be reached at (800) 634-6155.
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Bob
Hillsdale, MI
REVIEWED
NOV.
15
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Prepared This Time
We were without power for a week after the ice storm in Southern Michigan in February of 2010. Miserable. Had to use kerosene heater to heat some of the house (sort of). Lost the food we had in the freezer and the refrigerator. Thank goodness we are on city water with a gas water heater so at least we had water. I decided we weren't going through that again, so I bought a 7,000 watt generator, power outlet, and transfer switch.

I was concerned about installing the transfer switch... more
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31
Tony
Tullytown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/24/11
Total Reviews
9 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
32 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
27
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Online Expirience.
Ordered the Generac 7500 Watt electric start model after doing many hrs of latenight research and comparisons. Wanted a unit that was big enough to run everything but our electric stove and electric dryer and washer. Very simple online procedure after that.

Truck delivered it to my driveway within a week or so as it was a back order item..I was home alone that day and since it weighed 200 lbs, there was no way I was going to get it up our 30 foot handicap ramp to our back porch. So, being... more
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John R.
Edgewood, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/21/15
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
REVIEWED
SEP.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Nice Box, But....
Just a heads up, this does not include the required wiring for hook up to the transfer switch.
John Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Paul S.
Mahopac, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/11/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Power, Yes!!!!!
After being without power for 5 days through last year's storm (Sandy) my wife "politely" asked me to buy a generator. I thought it was a great idea, of course. Seriously, it gave us piece of mind knowing that we have a generator should we lose power again. I did my research and decided to go via electric generators direct and was happy with the service, delivery and any follow-up questions I had. TY. Now I won't need to sleep on the couch...lol
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable
Paul Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Paul Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"We have not needed it yet, but I have started it a few times. Need to play with choke a little but not a major problem."
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Troy T.
Fort Valley, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/5/12
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pb30
Easy to use, great price.
Pros: High Quality, Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again
Troy Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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John G.
Union, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/1/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Plug
Good plug. works wonderful.
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Features
John Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Louis Y.
Emerson, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/10/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great For 30 Amp Generators
Installed this in several houses. Easy to install. simple water tight flap.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Louis Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Louis Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great Company with excellent service."
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Phil
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/18/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Inlet Box
Looks like nice compact box. Seems well made. Electrician liked it.
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Jim A.
Chicagoland, IL
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Set Up
Purchased this set up for occasional power outages.

Instructions are fantastic and easy to follow. The whole set up took me no more than 3 hours to complete and that included a trip to the local store for black, white, red, and green 10-gauge wire for the power inlet box, some 20-amp breakers because I wanted to change the box around a little and, some other small items.

Watch the videos on Reliance Controls web site as well as read the directions a few times prior to install and you... more
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Lynn H.
Asheboro, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/10/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
14
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Better? Not Anywhere Else!
From ordering through installation. Best of everything. Thanks!
Lynn Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Lynn's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The one stop place to shop with confidence!"
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Jerome B.
Genoa City, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/15/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Adequate
Needed a inlet box to power my hunting cabin. No commercial electric service so I use a 3500 watt generator. The Reliance Mod. PB30 was the correct entrance box for my use. Very easy to work with and have experienced zero problems since the installation of the box. Highly recommend.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, Price
Cons: Zero Cons
Jerome Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Jerome's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"My order was handled efficiently with a great amount of courtesy. Good ordering experience all around."
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Donald S.
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/31/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Product
Easy to install.
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Easy To Use, Features
Donald Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
Donald Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very friendly and helpful staff."
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Don
Kingston, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/3/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30-amp Reliance Inlet Box
Easy to install. High quality product.
Pros: Durable, Features, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Don Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Gary W.
Brandon, SD
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/12/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Thanks
Ready for power outrage.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Price, Reliable
Gary Recommends This Reliance Controls Product
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Peter
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/28/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
09
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easiest To Use
I am an electric contractor and this is the easiest power inlet to use because customers can see the plug prongs and they are not underneath like other models.
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J. V.
Macungie, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/5/12
Total Reviews
6 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
12 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Choice
I recently picked up a Generac XG8000E, a 30 amp CableMaster (4 prong), and a Reliance Controls 30-Amp (4-Prong) Power Inlet Box and had my home set up by an electrician. He used an interlock plate on the main panel. The interlock plate allows you to choose what to run on your main panel- it's a very nice setup.

The Generac XG8000E generator ran for 30 minutes: 1 compressor, 2 air handlers, 1 fridge, 1 freezer, 3 TVs, 3 cable boxes, 1 router, 1 modem, 1 laser printer, & 5 lights. The... more
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Jason K.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/16/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Piece
Nice product for the money. Seems well assembled and looks like it will serve me well for many years!
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Frederick
Putnam Valley, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/16/11
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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