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Old 08-30-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
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I want to buy a small 3200W generator for emergencies, but I don't really need the 220 outlets most of them have, I want to run mainly 120. But most generators this size have 2 outlets 120, and one 240. How can a run mutliple 120's on the 240 plug?

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I think the only way is to setup a small sub that could be plugged in

But with a 3200 watt you have 26a amps of power @ 120v
And only 13a @ 240v - not enough to justify a small sub really
So if you have (2) 120v 20a plugs that is more then enough power
IE - that's all the power available from the generator

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You could get something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/L14-30P-250V-P...648303&sr=8-34

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I want to buy a small 3200W generator for emergencies, ...... How can a run mutliple 120's on the 240 plug?
If nothing is connected to the 240 tap, 3200W is all available at the 120V outlet. Contact the manufacturer for more detailed data.
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I want to buy a small 3200W generator for emergencies, but I don't really need the 220 outlets most of them have, I want to run mainly 120. But most generators this size have 2 outlets 120, and one 240. How can a run mutliple 120's on the 240 plug?
Unless your house is all gas, I would consider a larger generator, and use only the 230 volt receptacle. But you said you wanted small and 3200 watt is small.
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I want to buy a small 3200W generator for emergencies
By emergencies you mean if you lost power in your house?
That unit is a tad to small to power the necessities in your home (i.e. Frig, heat, couple of lights) simultaneously.
You should get something a little bigger.
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Thanks
Exactly what I was looking for!
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