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Old 11-12-2011, 01:17 AM   #16
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Are all portable generators now being supplied with GFCI breakers, or just those that are certified for use in construction sites?

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Per current codé they supposed to be on it but some generators do not have GFCI on it { that is getting less and less due the codé change }

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Per current codé they supposed to be on it but some generators do not have GFCI on it { that is getting less and less due the codé change }

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So, the neutral should NOT be bonded to the ground on the generator, or else there will be multiple return paths, causing the GFCI to trip.
Frame of gen gets bonded to SE ground electrode (outside the house), and I can use a standard transfer switch; don't need neutral switching.
Is this correct?

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So, the neutral should NOT be bonded to the ground on the generator, or else there will be multiple return paths, causing the GFCI to trip.
Ideally yes.

Problem is, for some generators you can't unbond neutral and ground within without tearing the generator apart which I don't want to do.

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