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Articles about home generator


Connecting A Generator To A Home

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.


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Home Generator Transfer Switch Options

by Dave Rongey

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


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Off-Grid Power Systems and Surge Protection

by Dave Rongey

Is my off-grid solar system and back-up generator connected right? Surge Protection for an Off-Grid System.


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How to Size a Generator For Your Home

by Dave Rongey

I’m trying to learn about home generator systems for an off the grid cabin, How many watts do I need from a generator? How to Size a Generator for an Off Grid Power System.


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How to Install Generator Power for Your Home

by Dave Rongey

How to Connect a Generator Transfer Switch to the Home Panel: Connecting the Generator to the Home.


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Understanding Home Generator Panels

by Dave Rongey

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


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Types of Generator Transfer Switches

by Dave Rongey

Generator Transfer Switches and Generator Panels: The Basics of Home Generators and Transfer Switches


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Generator Transfer Switch Using Circuit Breakers

by Dave Rongey

Can You Make a Generator Transfer Switch Using Circuit Breakers? How to Use a Circuit Breaker Interlock Kit for a Generator Transfer Switch.


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Installing a Manual Transfer Switch

by Dave Rongey

How to Select the Right Generator Transfer Switch: How to Save Money on a Generator Transfer Switch – These two items actually work hand in hand, and the end result will actually be how large the generator will be and there are a few more options that may be much easier to install and much less costly that a large transfer switch.


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Altering Generator Transfer Switch Connections

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.


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How to Test Electrical Circuits for a Home Generator

by Dave Rongey

Home Generator Circuits Explained – Electrical load testing for home generator circuits can produce some puzzling results, especially when measuring incandescent lighting loads and other 120 volt circuit loads.


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Home Generator Automatic Transfer Switch Design

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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Home Generators and Back Feeding Electrical Power

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.


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Electric Generator Capacities and Limitations

by Dave Rongey

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.


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Home Generator Repairs the Right Way

by Dave Rongey

Be Sure Your Home Generator Repairs Do Not Leave You Powerless – have original parts replaced as soon as possible and it is best to have the home generator repairs performed by a factory trained technician.


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