You seem extremely knowledgeable. If you could provide me with any info it would be greatly appreciated!!
I just purchased a trailer with 50 AMP service. When you go to a fair or festival what is the usual length of cord they require? Where would you suggest a good place to purchase one? Do they usually provide cord covers if the connection passes a walkway or do you provide them?
Thank you for any info you can provide!
First buy the correct wire, are you running a 3 or 4 wire system. Most trailers and trucks run a 4 wire system which includes a ground that runs back to the electrical source. And some events require a four wire system here in Illinois.
I use a single 100 foot cord but two fifty's is a good idea (as per above) as long as your not in an area where wire theft is a problem.
When you mention "cord covers" I'm not sure what you mean? I work some events where my water hose goes across a sidewalk and the event people throw a piece of carpet over it. I don't like it but after several years no problems.
If your talking about one of these:
They are expensive. But your most likely over thinking , or worrying about something that you need not worry about. Remember your not the first vendor to be at the event and what ever you'll be doing someone else has done before. And usually the event people have figured out how to make the event safe and protect the people that attend. Ask before you sign up if there are any special needs that are required by your team.
Monday I'm going to a meeting at our local DAV to inspect their kitchen for an event they want me to do July 4th/fireworks show. If the kitchen is as new and up to date as they say I'm not even taking my trailer I'll just pre-cook everything and the day of the event work with their equipment. Should be a good event.