125Amp panel off a generator?


Old 02-02-07, 12:20 AM
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125Amp panel off a generator?

I am building an out building at the back of my property. It is winter and I am going to wait until the ground thaws to run power from my main structure to the out building. I have a 125amp GE panel installed in the out building. Can I get some "juice" to this panel and how? My generator isn't big and has two 3 plug female recepticles... I appraciatte any thoughts... none held liable
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Old 02-02-07, 05:24 AM
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Of course you can get power to the panel.

If there is no power running to the panel now, then simply install a temporary connection for your generator using a flanged inlet and the appropriate sized (based on the generator power specifications) cable feeding the main breaker. Then use the proper sized cable to plug your generator into this flanged inlet.

Normally with a generator input to a panel you have to install a mechanism to prevent back flow of current to the power supplier, but since you have no utility or main panel hookup this is not an issue for you. Just make sure to remove the input when you run power out there.

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