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Honda generator hookup to service
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paul    Posted 02-08-2004 at 14:27:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i have a honda generator hooked to a service. everytime that i turn the gen. on it kicks out the breaker on the gen. i have tried everything that i can think of. the neutral is not hooked to the frame. how do you hook it up properly?

Willy-N    Posted 02-08-2004 at 15:46:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope you are using a Transfer Switch and not back feeding the power grid you can smoke your generator fast that way or get someone killed during a power failure. If you are using a Transfer Switch then you are probley drawing to many amps for the generator. If you turn off all the power going out of the panel and it still happens you may have a short in your generator hook/up. You should run a ground wire at least #6 cop to your exsisting service ground system to the frame of the generator. Mark H.

TB    Posted 02-08-2004 at 15:11:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Over loaded. Turn off all the house breakers and only turn on the nessary ones to do the job you need at the time.

Also make sure the main power is disconnected. You dont want to see some poor lineman go zzzzzzz

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