Articles about Electrical Wiring: Generator
Is a manual transfer switch a good choice for my generator? Selecting a Transfer Switch for a Home Generator.
Should a generator cord have 3 or 4 wires? How to Wire a Cord for a Generator, Connecting a 3-Wire and 4-Wire Cord to a Generator, Generator Cord and Connector Amperage Ratings.
How can I connect a generator and transfer switch to my house to supply electricity? Basic Generator Connection to Power a Home, Generator Transfer Switch and Panel.
Generator Questions by Rhonda in Rhode Island: I have a generator that came with the house that I bought, How do I connect and run the generator?
How to Ground a Generator and the Home Electrical System: Bonding the Generator to the Grounded Electrical System of the Home.
Wiring a Generator Receptacle: Generator Hookup and Receptacle Configurations, Wiring a Neutral Wire for a Generator.
How to Estimate the Cost to Install a Home Generator: Factors that will Effect the Cost of a Home Generator Installation – Type of Fuel and the Amount of Fuel that will be Available for the Generator, Fuel Considerations and Hours of Operation of a Home Generator, Local Standards and Ordinances.
How to Plan for a Generator and Transfer Switch Installation: Panels and Generator Circuit Power
How should I install the wiring to connect a generator to my home? Planning and Installing a Generator with a Transfer Switch, Connect a Generator to a Home.
How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home: Home Generators and the Total Connected Electric Load.
Here are the Steps for Sizing a Generator Transfer Switch: The rating and size of all the electrical components of the system should be sized properly.
Identify the Condition of Electrical Circuits to Prepare for a Generator : When planning to install a generator it is best to survey the existing electrical system of the home to avoid any problems and have a safe and functional system when generator power is needed. As we see from this photo and the condition of the electrical circuits as described there are some areas of concern that will need to be addressed.
The Importance of Properly Sizing a Generator and Transfer Switch: The amperage size of the plug has internal protection in place and changing sizes of any of these parts would greatly affect the integrity of the circuit design and could cause some potential damage.
How to Wire a Custom Generator Transfer Switch – This series covers a wide variety of topics all about home generators including sizing, selecting, connecting and safely operating this all important addition to your home.
How to Connect a Generator to a Home – There are illegal methods of connecting a generator to a home to provide temporary power that can be very dangerous, the proper way to connect generator power to the home electrical system is by providing a separation between the utility company power supply and the generator.
Understanding Generator KW Output Capacity to Properly Power Your Home – It would be best to check the specifications and the KW capacity of the generator to really know for sure. The total connected load that will be placed on a generator should be known before selecting a generator.