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Old 11-20-2010, 10:10 PM   #16
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What in the world are people smoking? Where'd this 60V crap come from?

I'm not looking up the specs of that generator. I don't have one. It is of no consequence to me. However, provided someone's quote of 16A is correct, there's no risk of neutral overloading.

Go buy a female connector matching the transfer switch inlet. Buy also the heaviest-rated male plug matching the generator. BOTH of the 240V hot conductors connect together, and to the hot from the generator.

ALL 120V circuits in the house will have 120V. All 240V circuits in the house will see 0V. 240V appliances with 120V controls will act like they're going to work but not actually do so (ie, the timers/motors will function but heaters will not).
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heathkiks I see where your 60V came from. Don't do that.

Your generator has HOT and NEUTRAL. Your transfer switch has HOT 1, HOT 2, and NEUTRAL.

The way you wired it, you wired gen.hot-trans.hot1, and gen.neut-trans.hot2. It doesnt work that way.

You need to be wiring gen.hot, trans.hot1, and trans.hot2 all together, 3-way splice, and gen.neut goes to trans.neut.
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Thanks for the replys. I suppose that I am a slow learner. Is there any way that you can put that in picture, schematic?
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:16 PM   #19
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emolatur.,

The OP's generator is straight 120 volt unit there is no 240 volt connection.


heathkiks.,

Just stop right there and change the inlet connection to proper one and make a jumper connection at the transfer switch panel and by the way what name brand the transfer switch I can able tell once you give us the model name and number if possible.

Once i know the unit itself then I can able tell the safest way to deal with it.

Merci.
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heathkiks I see where your 60V came from. Don't do that.

Your generator has HOT and NEUTRAL. Your transfer switch has HOT 1, HOT 2, and NEUTRAL.

The way you wired it, you wired gen.hot-trans.hot1, and gen.neut-trans.hot2. It doesnt work that way.

You need to be wiring gen.hot, trans.hot1, and trans.hot2 all together, 3-way splice, and gen.neut goes to trans.neut.
emolatur, your method is correct for making 110 across both sides.
Heath, if you are not confident with electricity you should find someone to help you. Iin my earlier post my old old friend tried wiring a 220 volt generator into a 110 plug on his porch. That cost him a new microwave and stove. He hit them both with 220. He watched me wire (back feed) his 220 Generator into his 220 well circuit a few years before and did not know the difference between 110 and 220.
Electricity does not play. It is not forgiving. You have one of the finest generators made.
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