Champion Inverter Generator Grounding


Old 09-30-20, 05:00 PM
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Champion Inverter Generator Grounding

Iíve got a small 2000w peak champion inverter generator (model 100565). In the manual it says it needs to be grounded for safety but the few pictures Iíve seen of it in use donít have it grounded. Itís a fairly new generator so I was surprised to see a grounding requirement.

Ultimately I plan to connect this to my house via nema l14-30 generator connector that was installed in when the house was required. I can at least run a few things in the house this way.

so I have two questions
1) do I really need to ground the generator
2) if I do, can I use the grounding pole that the house connects to as well?

Old 09-30-20, 05:09 PM
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You do not need to ground the frame of the generator to a ground rod. The generator is grounded via the equipment grounding conductor connected to the house electrical system. The generator should be grounded if it was used as standalone in a fixed place not connected to the house electrical system.
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