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Articles about Generator

Connecting A Generator To A Home

January 15, 2020 by: Dave Rongey

Bob in Pollock Pines California asks: How should I install the wiring to connect a generator to my home? Planning and Installing a Generator with a Transfer Switch: How to Connect a Generator to a Home.

Generator Automatic Transfer Switch is Crackling Sizzling and Arcing

November 21, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Jack in Virginia asks: Why does my automatic transfer switch makes a Loud ‘pop’ and there was also a visible flash?

Home Generator and Transfer Switch Connection

November 12, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Gerry in New York asks: 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.

How to Prepare an Electrical Panel for a Generator

November 5, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Greg in Los Angeles California asks: If I install that interlock transfer switch kit to my main breaker do I need to do the whole Sub Panel install?

Estimating The Cost To Install A Home Generator

October 12, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

Michael in North Hampton New Hampshire asks: How do we locate a Qualified Electrician to install a Generator for our Home? Estimate the Cost to Install a Home Generator, Factors that will Effect the Cost of a Home Generator Installation, Local Code Standards and Ordinances.

How to Wire a Generator Cord

January 9, 2019 by: Dave Rongey

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.

Generator Receptacle Configurations

October 7, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

Wiring a Generator Receptacle: Generator Hookup and Receptacle Configurations, Wiring a Neutral Wire for a Generator.

Home Generator Transfer Switch Options

February 4, 2016 by: Dave Rongey

Is a manual transfer switch a good choice for my generator? Selecting a Transfer Switch for a Home Generator.

How to Connect and Run a Generator

January 28, 2015 by: Dave Rongey

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?

Before You Buy a Generator You Should Read This

December 4, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

How to Choose the Right Generator for Your Home: Home Generators and the Total Connected Electric Load.

How to Ground a Home Generator

November 24, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

How to Ground a Generator and the Home Electrical System: Bonding the Generator to the Grounded Electrical System of the Home.

Understanding Home Generator Panels

March 12, 2014 by: Dave Rongey

How to Plan for a Generator and Transfer Switch Installation: Panels and Generator Circuit Power

Sizing a Generator Transfer Switch

May 21, 2013 by: Dave Rongey

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.

Home Generators and Back Feeding Electrical Power

January 15, 2013 by: Dave Rongey

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.

Altering Generator Transfer Switch Connections

October 15, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

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.

Home Generator Automatic Transfer Switch Design

September 17, 2012 by: Dave Rongey

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.

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