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Thks. My old generator delivered power via a transfer box.
My old generator delivered power via a transfer box . The wire from the generator is 4 prong 240 volts to the transfer box. My new generator cannot deliver 240 volts it has a 30 AMP 120 VOLT receptacle. Can I change the plug to 3 prong for the generator and keep the othe end of the wire as 4 prongs going into to transfer box as is. So I will be using 120 volts across a 240 VOLT line.. … read more
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I need to get a generator anyways for backup reasons. So in
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I am installing a new gfci outlet outside as old one was worn
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CAN I HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN SEND YOU 11 QUESTIONS
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i have a properly wired transfer switch connected to a 30amp
i have a properly wired transfer switch connected to a 30amp inlet box. when i purchased my generator,there was a list online showing which generators had a bonded neutral,and which had a floating neu… read more
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My Troy-bilt 5500W generator kicks the breaker after about
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I have HACR BR360 shunt trip breaker. Want to know if it is 120V.
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I have a Mitsubishi MGE6700Z (6700W) generator. It a fairly
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I have read that if you have an emergency generator that you
I have read that if you have an emergency generator that you require a transfer switch for when the power goes out. Wouldn'nt tripping the main breaker before connecting the emergency generator serve … read more
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