My friend and retired electrician the Dusty Man posted a link about them below and I know Glen has spoke well of them before I DONT HAVE ANY HEARTBURN WITH THEM but ya gotta realize its for using a branch circuit breaker in the main panelboard to backfeed the gensets output into your exisiting main box, WORKS FINE but not the flexibility nor the Cadillac method......Its something a tightwad like myself would do lol
Sure, cord and plugs and receptacles can indeed work fine, as you already state you're well aware of potential hazards and would avoid exposed energized male plugs (that almost sounds obscene lol this may get poofed JD) If the hot connectors can be the females and the non energized the male ends Id have less heartburn!!
Based on your fine posts and the info they provide, heres a sumamry of what I envision you have/need.........
1) A 120/240 genset settin somewhere that has had its Neutral to Frame Bond severed (maybe never even had that set up, i.e. Neutral was floating as Glen says???)
2) Its output has 4 wires, 2 Hots, Neutral (floating), Equipment Ground tied to case/frame.
3) Plugs n cords n receptacles (hope wired as above) with the 2 hots wired to a branch breaker in the main panel WITH AN INTERLOCK DISCUSSED ABOVE
4) The panels Equipment GroundING Conductor (bare/green) goes out via the cords to the gennys case/frame
5) The gennys Neutral wires to the panels Neutral Buss
THIS IS A 2 POLE TRANSFER SWITCH AND THE GENNY IS NOTTTTTTTT CONFIGURED AS A SEPERATELY DERIVED SOURCE It has a floating Neutral NOT bonded to case/frame yet its case/frame DOES NEED TIED TO THE BARE/GREEN EQUIPMENT GROUNDING CONDUCTOR
JD, go to the head of the class, depsite my earlier frustrations, I THINK YOURE GETTIN THIS Id never call you Billy Bob lol lol
PS my friend Glen isnt a fan of plugs n cords, he and I may feud over this set up lol
Feelin better now, think I have helped at least one person undersand all my rants n raves