Wiring cabin for generator

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Patrk
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Wiring cabin for generator

Post by Patrk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:51 pm

Hello , I have a question, I want to wire a remote cabin , power will be supplied by generator. Basically an extension cord running to generator.
I want to install lights with switches
Can I run these wired together with separate switch on each light or will I need all lights on or off at once .
How do I wire this , if it’s possible.
I will run outlets on a separate cord.
Thanks

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Re: Wiring cabin for generator

Post by Shannon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:09 pm

You could run separate switches or use sockets with pull chains ,that would be way easier then wiring separate switches on every light. I would recommend LED bulbs or LED lights for sure.
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Re: Wiring cabin for generator

Post by Shannon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Just an FYI you can generally run 8-10 led bulbs to one equivalent incandescent bulb for the same wattage.
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Re: Wiring cabin for generator

Post by Patrk » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:39 pm

I was wondering. If I put each light on a separate switch do I have to run power separately to each light .or can I run all light sockets together but with separate switches .

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Re: Wiring cabin for generator

Post by Shannon » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 pm

Yes you could absolutely do it that way . Running a switch leg to each switch from each light. If you use LED bulbs I would suggest this would be real over kill. I don’t know the extent of your cabin or the size of generator but as I stated earlier you could power many LEDs drawing less then 100watts.
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