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Old 02-09-2013, 11:40 AM   #31
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Which gauge wire from portable generator to transfer switch?


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Figured I would use THNN/THWN through outdoor nonmetallic conduit from the outlet to the transfer switch, if that meets code
Seems likely that your application may be a wet location, and THHN would not be allowed

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I had to give you a thanks since you have helpled me out alot though I started off on a bad note. Anyways I went and did a test and failed. I went and shut off the main power and turned on the generator. I unplugged the fridge but left the freezer plugged in. Even with the wattage reading less than 500 watts on that phase, when the freezer tried kicking on it maxed out my generator leg of 3000 watts. I knew I should have went with a bigger generator but I honestly thought I would be ok with a 6000 watter. I dont even know how much over 3000 watts that thing would have needed. But now what I am going to do is still place that freezer on its own breaker and then mark in the box right next to the breaker that it must be turned off before I start the generator. Everything else in the house runs perfectly fine. So does that sound like a good idea or just a waste of a breaker slot? Its kinda hard to get at the plug for that freezer to unplug it so thats why I thought about putting it on its own breaker. With the amoung of power it uses and since its on the same breaker as the fridge and the washer and another outlet, maybe it would be best to run it off its own breaker.
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Seems likely that your application may be a wet location, and THHN would not be allowed
Most THHN is dual rated THHN/thwn.
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Most THHN is dual rated THHN/thwn.
At which point it's not THHN, it's THHN/THWN
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At which point it's not THHN, it's THHN/THWN
Which is what he said

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