We operate a non-profit booth at a fair. A coworker bought a couple of new fryers for us, yeah! They shipped without cords, boo. I unscrewed the back of the fryer and the mounting block has 3 connections, with the outer 2 used on the equipment side of the block, the cord side is of course, bare. The ground is a copper single square terminal (currently empty) bolted to the sheet metal (my conductor would plug into it, NOT connected directly to the mounting block, nor is it the same screw that the fryers grounding wires go to. They are attached to the sheet metal nearby with a screw.
I bought a 3 wire cord from Lowes, it is rated 240V 50A, 6/2-8/1.
The cord has ring connectors that fit over screws, but as I said the mounting block seems to only take insertion of wires.
- The cord says 6/2-8/1, is that for 2(#6) wires and 1(#8) wire for neutral?
- The block looks like it takes a single conductor wire, is that correct?
- Would it be correct to strip off the spade crip connectors on the cord, strip it back .75 - 1 inch and insert the braid or conductors?
Lastly, if I can't use the current cord, where do I buy a solid conductor cord or one that would be correct?
I apologize if this is confusing, I am trying to add enough info for someone to make good suggestions from.