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Bring portable generator in through automatic transfer switch

I currently have a portable generator, an inlet, and an interlock on the main panel to backfeed the panel. I am moving over to an automatic transfer switch with a standby generator. However, as a ...
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Can I run my 40 Amp Range Stove partially on a 30 Amp generator

I plan to buy a 7500/9500 Watt generator with a L14-30 hookup, rated for 30Amps. The breaker for my Stove Range is a 40 Amp. I don't know the actual Amps required by my Stove; it's not in the manual ...
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What's the best way to connect transfer switch and sub panel?

I purchased a used Generac 10kva with a transfer switch and am in the final stages of getting things setup. The generator itself has a 45a breaker on it and I've got 6 ga wire running from it to the ...
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Adding couple outlets from portable generator wiring to house

I want to add a couple of outlets from a generator to inside of the house to avoid having extension cords running through the door when the power is out. Similarly to this product. I’ve got a small ...
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How can I use an adapter to get 120V from my generator to my house?

I have a new 3500 portable generator that has an outlet to accept 4-prong for 240 and 3 prong for 120. The house is set up with a four prong male inlet that goes to two electrical boxes. One is ...
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Secondary Generator Wiring

I have a Generac Guardian 22kw hardwired in via an RTS switch. When the power goes out (and it does so fairly often) the generator kicks on automatically and there is barely a flicker in the lights. ...
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Generator Transfer Switch for 2 Panels

I'd like to install a Transfer Switch (10 circuits) from the Generator to the two panels I have. Each panel is rated at 200 amps. If I turn off the main breaker in one of them, the other panel still ...
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Two Breaker panels, one transfer switch?

I have two breaker "panels", one is a 200 amp panel for everything in the house, and a separate one (with a different meter) that is just for my electric cold water heater, right next to the other ...
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manual transfer switch - 2 main panels

I have 2 main panels, each 150 amp, each connected to meter. I'm installing a Reliance transfer switch (model 3006HDK). All instructions show how to wire circuits from a single main panel. Can I ...
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Can I use a 240/120 transformer and adapter cable to connect a generator to my house?

Tornado took out power around here for a good while. Parents aren't here and I'm stuck with the task of hooking up a generator. I'm not savvy with this stuff very much at all. Here's the issue. The ...
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Generator transfer switch manufacturer compatibility?

I am in the process of trying to finalize selection and installation of a standby generator for my house. A couple of years ago, while the house was under construction, the electrical contractor on ...
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Generator wiring into Automatic Transfer Switch – wire gauge

I will be wiring a Generac 24kW Generator, connecting into a 200A Generac Automatic Transfer Switch. This Transfer Switch’s output is then powering a 200Amp service panel. The Generator’s max ...
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Wiring for an emergency generator interlock

I want to use an interlock to have use of any breakers (if necessary) in my circuit panel.The problem is I have power from the utility meter feeding a service disconnect which, in turn, feeds the main ...
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What is the correct wiring (including Ground) for two main load centers plus transfer switch?

I will be building a new house and plan to have 400A electric utility service split into two 200A main load centers. One of those load centers will be tied to a whole house generator via an automatic ...
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Novice Generator Interlock Kit Question

Bear with me. I am preparing for a future blackout. I did some research and am hiring an electrician. For my knowledge, could someone help me understand if i'm incorrect here. I purchased 2 Pulsar ...
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How should I hook up my generator to a manual transfer switch?

I have a couple of questions about hooking up a generator to a manual transfer switch and I'm really hoping somebody with knowledge can help guide me here. The idea is I will have an exterior weather-...
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Wiring for a generator Inlet and EV charger

I recently purchased a generator that has both a 30A and 50A outlets. In order to provide my home with more amperage I decided 50A would be the better choice to install the inlet. I was lucky enough ...
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Swapping out Onan generator on a motor home

I have a non-functioning 120V Onan generator on a motorhome. To replace it with another Onan that is 240V, do I need to change any wiring to the vehicle or can I rewire it in-place the same way? The ...
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Installing a generator transfer switch on an ITE Pushmatic panel

I have purchased a transfer switch,the Reliance Controls Corporation 31406CRK 30 Amp 6-circuit. The panel in question is a ITE Pushmatic, like the one in the picture except it has two main breakers on ...
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Can a honda iAVR generator safely run a computer?

Honda advertises their iAVR generators as producing stable enough power to run a computer. For example, see "applications" section at https://powerequipment.honda.com/generators/models/...
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7500 Watt Manual Transfer Switch has #10 wires, but my well pump is wired with #8

Problem! I have a 1.5 hp 230 VAC deep well pump on a 30A circuit breaker wired with #8 copper that runs a couple hundred feet to the pump controller. Pump specs say it draws 9.7 amps and allows 808 ...
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Hooking up generator to house propane supply

I have a dual fuel generator which came with a 5' Lp gas hose and a regulator to fit a 20 Lb tank. The regulator is a: G2R150: Two stage Regulator Flow rate:150,000Btu/Hr Max. at 11"W.C. outlet ...
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Can a Kipor KDE 7500STA power a water pump?

I have a fully submerged water pump for my well which is 200 meters deep. The water pump is 3HP, and uses 15 Amps at 220V. Can this generator power the pump (I've provided a link below). In theory it ...
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Generator Connection

I picked up a used 10kva (45a) Generac unit and want to get it connected thru the transfer switch. Just looking for some feedback on how to get it connected. I was going to use 1" schedule 40 ...
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How can I have one circuit always utility powered while all other circuits are either generator or utility powered?

I'm trying to determine if there is a cost effective way to do this when I do my panel replacement as part of an upcoming project. At my last house I did a panel replacement and installed a backfeed ...
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200A service to 100A transfer switch?

I have 200A service but, I want to add a whole house generator (GENERAC 17k), but my transfer switch is only 100A. Can I add a 200A subpanel (NEMA 3R 12-space with 200A main) on the outside of the ...
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Upstream or downstream breakers for sub panel

I have "recently" created an addition to my house here in CA. The original house had a 200 amp manual transfer switch for a backup generator, but this only feeds the old part of the house via a 100 ...
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How do you connect one generator to two separate boxes?

I have two separate 200 amp breaker boxes side by side and want to back feed a generator through the panel . Is there a way to feed both panels at once ? I would be using an interlock .
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Determining generator loads

See related question here: Using portable generator with transfer switch I live on a property with 600 AMP service (2x200AMP service to home, 1x200AMP service to workshop / barn). The home and barn ...
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Using portable generator with transfer switch

See related question here: Determining generator loads I live on a property with 600 AMP service (2x200AMP service to home, 1x200AMP service to workshop / barn). The home and barn are new ...
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What is an internally regulated power generator?

I am looking to add a backup generator to a 10 HP Franklin Electric water well. According to the manual, I can have a significantly reduced size generator if the generator is "internally ...
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Safely possible? Back feed generator through existing 3 wire OR convert to 50A RV service

First time question asker, here. I have read several threads on this site, which is a great resource. I am still unsure if what I'd like to do is safely possible, so here I am asking about my specific ...
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Can a portable generator power multiple circuits in a house?

I'm considering getting a large portable generator to help power our house during rolling brown outs and local electric public shutoffs from our power company. I'm curious though. Can a solution like ...
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Can I get 240v out of a 120v generator?

How do you wire the neutrals and is it safe when running a 240v home appliance (a window air conditioner in my case) from a 120v generator by wiring a 240v breaker that pulls from two of its 120v ...
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Why won't my furnace complete the startup sequence when powered by a portable generator?

We recently had a power outage that lasted several days and the house was down to 41 degrees and expected power restore was several days in the future. I purchased a 3500 watt (5250 starting watts) ...
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setting up a secondary panel with generator (Wire Guidance needed)

I am attempting to gather the supplies needed to setup a secondary panel for a backup generator. The generator itself is a Westinghouse 7500 model that explicitly states that the neutral bonding has ...
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Automatic transfer switch for honda eu7000 generator?

Is there a reliable automatic transfer switch for the honda eu7000 generator? I'm looking for something that automatically starts the generator without any user intervention. We have a manual ...
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Generator tripping GFCI breakers in main panel

I recently had some electrical work done on my home to bring it up to code - there was no GFCI protection in the kitchen or bathroom when we bought the house, so our electrician fitted GFCI breakers ...
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Why is my emergency generator hard to pull for starting?

My portable generator ran fine for 5 hours, then ran out of gas. I refilled the tank but now the pull is excessively hard and the unit will not start. I removed the spark plug and the pull was ...
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Can my generator power my deep well water pump?

I have a 120/240 volt generator with an output of 3250 watts peaking at 3750. I want to be able to power my well water pump but I'm getting conflicting answers on whether this generator packs enough ...
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Why is my Honda generator running rough, if at all?

Currently trying to diagnose the issue with my Honda Eu1000i Generator. New spark plug Changed oil Changed gas Cleaned entire carburetor Had the engine running rough for a while and haven't gotten ...
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Passing a generator extention through a wall for use in a power outage

When the power goes out and I use my generator I am currently running an extension cord through a cracked door from the garage into the house, down the basement stairs and to my sump pump (which is ...
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what to mount my generator on

I recently purchased a portable closed hyundai electric generator for home use, 6,3 kva, 8000se, diesel. The generator is on wheels. I have put it in a well ventilated storage shed more than 15 feet ...
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How to wire a 4 prong outlet in my generator to 3 prong dryer?

I have a generator that I want to be able to run most of the house on in the event of a hurricane, I live in SE Texas. I also have a couple of welders that I plug into my dryer outlet via 8/2 Romex. ...
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How can I use a 120v generator to power both legs of my electrical panel?

I was recently gifted a Champion brand, 3550 watt, 120 v generator. I had intended on hooking it up to my electrical panel via generator plug inlet box and interlock kit, but after doing some ...
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Why does my generator throws 220 volts to one leg when put under load [closed]

My generator when running showed proper voltage on both the 220 and the 110 outlets, and when wired to a house panel during a power outage it reads the proper voltage at the panel. However, when I ...
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New house generator AC breaker tripping

I have been in our new house less than 1 year. Yesterday we had a a prolong power outage so I decided to test the generator I got for hurricane season to the house existing generator inlet. I turned ...
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Isolator switch for electric generator to change from bonded to floating neutral

I have an electric Power generator and have a manual transfer switch to use a Power generator when the utility power is out. So the electric power generator is used as is with bonded neutral when used ...
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Can I install 2 Reliance control pro Tran 2 transfer switch 10 circuit on same panel?

I believe I have a sub panel because there is a breaker at the meter to shut off power. There is also a separate neutral bar from the ground bar in my breaker box. Assuming I have that correct, onto ...
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What's the best way to connect two separate generators to a well pump?

I need to have a generator run 240 volts to a well pump, and want it switched off when the generator is started. I also want a second (back up) generator that can be switched on if/when the main ...

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