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Portable Generator hook up

Posted by puzzlefan (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 16, 11 at 12:49

I recently replaced my old generator with a new one. The old generator had a 3 pin 220 volt AC output which was connected to a 3 pin range/dryer type socket mounted in a garage which was wired to the main panel. The new generator has a 4 pin output. Can I wire the 4 pin output to connect to range/dryer type house connector? Do I use the neutral wire only or connect the ground wire to the neutral wire in the generator connecting cable?

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RE: Portable Generator hook up

You do NOT do it that way at all.

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