The four terminal plug in the transfer switch I have has neutral, ground and two hot wires, labeled "X" and "Y" for the black and red wires in a four wire set up. This is for a very low amp cabin set up. I have a generator but it does not provide 220/240 volts. It seems in theory that I should be able to run 1/2 of my breaker panel by modifying a cord and running just one hot wire to one of the hot terminals in the 240 V. plug at the transfer switch. But I am mystified as to how this would actually be wired.
Any suggestions as to how this may be done or why it won't work? Other than get a 120V transfer switch or a 240 generator?