I acquired a Briggs & Stratton "Storm Responder" 6250 watts, 8500 starting watts 1850-series 425cc generator. It´s American. I now live in Spain - were 240 volts as normal.
The generator has a couple of 120V outlets - and of interest to me, an outlet labeled 120/240 volts.
I have enough knowledge of wiring to have fully rewired a house in Europe and know the concept of Earth, Neutral and Live. There is a clearly marked earth wire arriving at the 120/240 volt socket - no problems there!
My question: which wires do I combine for the new 3-pin socket in a way that will give me 240V out rather than blow up my generator, me and anything in the area?
DETAILS OF EXISTING SOCKET:
- grey wires feed into pin labeled X
- Red cables feed a pin labeled W
- Blue cables feed the pin labeled Y
- Earth cables feed earth
As an alternative to installing a new 3-pin socket directly on my generator, I could purchase online a 4-pin male to 3-pin female adaptor - but those are described as for welding equipment (square profile pins for live and neutral)...my thought being, to then use a welding type plug to feed the three cables into a regular type couple of European multi-sockets both rated for 16 amps. I only want to power a few things like lights, fridge, computers and other low wattage kit.
Thanks in advance.