whole house surge protector with generator
I am planning on having a generator hooked up to our home soon and am unsure of something.
The generator is a 10kw manual start that will be hooked to the 200 amp main panel via a service rated manual transfer switch. Coming from the main service into the main panel is a Panamax whole house surge suppressor.
Will I still be able to use this supressor? I do have a licensed electrician coming to do the work (he wired the whole house for us), but to be honest he's a little behind the times on some things. I'm just trying to understand this in case he has questions.
Also, somewhat related is we're still experiencing a lot of brown-outs and spikes. We'll be sitting here when all of a sudden the lights get brighter and stay brighter for who knows how long. That and our APC battery back-ups / surge supressors will beep all of a sudden (with or without the lights brightning) Is the Panamax supressor still doing its job, or is it "burned out" from so many spikes?
Thank you for your time and consideration.