Generator/Transfer Switch Incompatibility


Old 04-13-09, 03:11 PM
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Generator/Transfer Switch Incompatibility

I'm trying to use an existing generator for house back up power. It's a Chicago Electric/Honda powered unit rated as 7500KW/13 HP GW390 Honda. I've not purchased the transfer switch yet, but the unit being advertised has a 4 pronged L14--30 female connector while my generator's 240 VAC female connector is a 3 pronged L6-30. What must I do to allow this generator to work without tripping the house breaker? I'm assuming the generator's neutral line is mechanically grounded to the frame. Thanks for your help.

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Old 04-13-09, 05:20 PM
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You need to get a qualified technician replace the L6-30 receptical on the generator with an L14-30 receptical.
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