Can 120v generator work with backfeed breaker?
Hi. It has been a long time since I posted here. I'm happy to see this forum is still thriving!
I have a Honda EU2000i generator which supplies 120v, not 240v. Originally, my plan was to use a few extension cords to power my refrigerator, two 60-watt lights, and my computer. I figured that it wouldn't be that inconvenient to run extension cords through an open window.
Well, we had our first power outage and I ran the lines through the window and into a few rooms on the first floor. Now that I've had a taste of the inconvenience of doing it this way, I wanted to have an electrician install a power inlet box, backfeed breaker and Interlock Kit on my Square D QO panel.
The electrician informed me that it won't work because my generator can't supply 240 volts to the panel. Now I'm regretting the EU2000i purchase because I didn't do enough homework. But I like this small Honda because I'm not looking to power the whole house, it's very quiet and it's an inverter.
Is there any way to make this work, aside from buying a 120v/240v genset?