The other threads here have me thinking I should finally get the generator I keep putting off. I was looking at something portable. i.e. put it away, only use it on the rare occasion where power is out and we need to keep our fridge and sump going. 3000W would suffice for that.
The Powermate 3000 has a 120/240 twist lock plug...
In my garage, I ran a 120/240/20A twist-lock dedicated circuit for my table saw.
Can I throw the main breaker in the panel, then backfeed the panel thru this line? (I would have to whip up a 4-prong twist-lock to 4-prong twist lock cable, which would be easy enough)
It would sure beat extension cords, and allow me to then throw all the other breakers but the sump and fridge ones to ensure I'm only powering those.
Also... is the power from these little generators considered pure enough to power sensitive electronic equipment? i.e. in any emergency situation, a computer and internet access would be key elements of communication to keep online.