||03-26-2011 07:52 PM
Generator wiring to Breaker panel
I have a portable generator : Single Phase 120V 3500 running Watts, Floating neutral. I am using an Interlock Kit on the panel and a convenience plug to the outside. I have wired the 3 conducter wire from convenience plug to the generator breaker W - one pole of breaker B- one pole of breaker and G to Ground buss bar. Upon running test I find I have 120V coming into generator breaker, but no power to the individual breakers in my panel. Turning on individual breakers results in no power to those circuits. Oddly enough, I have power leaving the main breaker box to a sub panel in the basement and arriving on the sub panel in the basement but the same result at the sub panel. No power to the individual breakers. Is this a result of the generator being floating neutral or the fact that my breakers in the panel are Siemens QP preventing backfeed? Have I wired the generator breaker incorrectly / Should my W(neutral) also go to Buss Bar ?