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I have a 100 amp home electric panel, and a 10000 start/8250

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I have a 100 amp home electric panel, and a 10000 start/8250 running watts gen. (I have calculated that the gen can run up to 63 or so amps.)
I am going to buy the 6334 switch, which has two 100amp circuit breakers.
Would it not be wise to change the gen breaker on the 6334 to a 60 amp breaker, so that the gen doesn't try to draw more than 60 amps from the 100 amp main panel?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Hank F. replied 8 months ago.

The genset does not pull amperage from the panel. The home pulls amperage from the genset.

You could change the breakers if you wanted to, but the breakers on the genset itself would be sufficient to protect the genset from overloading.

Expert:  Hank F. replied 8 months ago.

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