First off, I have no intention of doing a lick of this work myself! I'm just involved with a project and I'm curious about how this is going to get done.
We're installing a couple pieces of equipment on a mobile cart in a museum. A 220, 30 Amp espresso machine, and a 120/208, 30 Amp Coffee Brewer.
The cart has a couple other miscellaneous pieces of equipment and they all lead back to a 100 Amp panel in the cart.
The cart needs to plug into a receptacle in order to receive power...
I've seen 100 Amp cord caps and receptacles, but I'm curious as to what kind of wiring is going to have to be pulled for the receptacle!? Currently there are two single gang boxes at the location, but they have at the most, 10 gauge solid copper wire in there.
Is it true that a 100 Amp receptacle will need #2 Wire? Is this going to be a nightmare for the museum to get that size wire pulled through the existing conduit back to the main panel?
Any discussion would be appreciated. I learn a lot from the back and forth on these forums and appreciate it.