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I think I may a need a bigger portable generator at some point, so want to plan ahead for that possibility.

The devices that the cord from the generator plugs into are rated 30A or 50A (and maybe higher). Even though my current generator only needs a 30A, is there any reason, other than higher cost, not to go ahead and install a 50A plug-in now?

Also are all 50A 4 prong, and if not, is this important?

BTW, these types seems to me a good design from standpoint of minimizing stress on the socket (from the weight of the cord), and rain proofing. Any thoughts? Advantages/disadvantages?
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I have that GE 50amp inlet. It was my preferred option because it’s lockable, has a metallic receptacle and is very weatherproof. My cord stays installed at all times so it seemed like a good fit.

You are going to need wiring and a breaker to match the 50 amp inlet…minimum 6 gauge.
 
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