What's wrong with the generator-provided power?
After "Sandy" we ordered a diesel generator and are trying to get used to it before the next trouble strikes.
Various things "just work" with it, which is no surprise. What is surprising is that our (gas-burning) boiler does not like it... It starts, boots, but never ignites, when plugged into the generator.
I doubt, it is the power, because the generator is rated at 6500Watt peak and 5500Watt sustained Ã¢Â" how much could a boiler require? More information about the generator's parameters can be found at the above link to Amazon's product-description.
Another "data-point" is that a UPS (APC's BackUPS) turns on the red "Building Wiring Fault" light, when plugged into the generator. It still charges itself fine and remains "Online", but the light stays on. The light does disappear, when the UPS is plugged into the regular wall outlet.
I thought, it is about grounding, but even when we grounded the generator, the symptoms remained (the boiler would not ignite, the UPS kept complaining).
Maybe, we did not ground it "right", but could there be other reasons?
Any ideas? Thanks!