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Old Mar 07, 2013, 03:45 PM
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Electricians Help ?!?! 24v 1800w Dell poweredge 6650 Setup

Hey guys.. So i am about to start hacking away and building a power supply / charging station. Most of my parts are in but i ran into 1 problem that i would like to try and get some help on. I purchased some power cords from cables.com and they are not the proper setup..


Power Supply has a C19 recepticle, which is the cable i have, but the opposite end on my power cord is a C20, not a typical wall outlet plug. Now i am going to be using this Charging Station hooked up to my 10000w Generac Generator which features (4) 120V 5-20R GFCI ... So they are 20 amp breakered outlets. I would like to know can i just buy a 5-20 Plug and cut the 1 end off this and wire them up. Its only 3 wires. Should basically follow the same lay out i would think..


2nd - Can i make a "Y" from my 2 plugs to 1 cord. It would just go for ex. Pos and Pos tied together to the 1 pos, then neg and neg tied together to the 1 neg, and then the 2 grounds to the ground correct?!

My power supply is 24v 1800 watts so 1 20 amp breaker should supply that amount correct?!?! If not i will just make 2 seperate power cables but it looks like i could get away having 1. Any feed back would help a bunch!

Another question... the plugs i have say 20a 250v ... Does this just mean its capable of that, like can i run 120v threw this with no issues?


Power Supply Pic -- http://www.stuartconnections.com/640...pply-86GNR.jpg

Current Cable i have - http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...YL._SX300_.jpg


5-20 Plug - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...G&A=details&Q=


Thanks

Mark
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 06:53 PM
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hello Mark
you may find the following threads of interest although not specifically the unit you have...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1404536
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1292514

Regarding your questions...
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Can i make a "Y" from my 2 plugs to 1 cord.
Yes, but if it's to feed 2 power supplies, you need to watch the loading.
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My power supply is 24v 1800 watts so 1 20 amp breaker should supply that amount correct?!?
A 20A breaker at 120V is good for 2400W, disregarding power factor and other variables.
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the plugs i have say 20a 250v ... Does this just mean its capable of that, like can i run 120v threw this with no issues?
The 20A/250V is the maximum advisable rating for the plug, so it's fine.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 07:07 PM
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Great mono ... Thanks for the help. These 2 c19 plugs i have now are 12awg .. im going to Y them together and then get some 10/3 power cord and tie that into a 5-20 Plug for my generator... Looks like it should all work out fine... Max load on my PL-6 is only 1000 watts.. so this baby should barely working at that draw.
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