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06-04-13, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,959
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Siemens & Murray Interlock Kits

If you have a Siemens or Murray CB Panel with standard 1" breakers, then you can order from Amazon.com, a choice of interlock devices starting at ~$18 (price varies periodocally) made by Siemens....
03-18-13, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,242
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Interlock Kits

For those of you who have Murray, ITE, or Siemens breaker panels, here are a series of sliding interlock kits that work. To my certain knowledge, the first two (ECSBPK01 and '02) meet all four NEC...
Replies: 21
Views: 37,016
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Most Generac wiring schematics I've seen actually...

Most Generac wiring schematics I've seen actually charge the battery from the Generator Head via an auxiliary winding. The winding is center-tap ground full-wave rectified and sent to the battery. ...
11-01-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By Circuit Breaker

I don't see why not. But FIRST, get a schematic...

I don't see why not. But FIRST, get a schematic or wiring diagram of your generator. If it does NOT show your two 120V outlets being fed from different hot leads, then you do NOT have 240V...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,044
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Sure you can use a vertical-shaft engine- it's...

Sure you can use a vertical-shaft engine- it's just not as easy to use as a horizontal unit. Your best bet is a transaxle from a riding lawnmower. This gives you differential action, and the...
08-20-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,460
Posted By Circuit Breaker

justdoinit- for the panel you listed...

justdoinit- for the panel you listed (S3030B1100), you will need to swap out the 100A main breaker in the top-center spot for a 100A Stab-mount breaker & mount it directly across from 30A breakers at...
04-04-12, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,983
Posted By Circuit Breaker

I use Leviton Spec grade exclusively. I'm very...

I use Leviton Spec grade exclusively. I'm very brand-loyal, and IMO, Leviton is the best. In some areas, I use their Hospital-grade outlets and GFCIs. Isolated-ground outlets for any load with...
10-26-11, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,195
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Maybe, but there are certainly others who look at...

Maybe, but there are certainly others who look at these threads, and glean useful information from them w/o ever logging in. Just a thought.....
10-21-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Siemens Safety Interlock Kit

Siemens makes a whole like of safety interlock kits that will fit residential panels up to 225A main feed. I used Siemens part #ECBPK01 kit for my 100A main panel, where two 2-pole breakers sit...
10-17-11, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,195
Posted By Circuit Breaker

60-Amp straight-pin plug (#14-60)

I concur with Auger01.
The 50A plugs refered to on the 17.5kW generator output panel are #14-50, four-wire stove plugs. As mentioned, they are good for up to 12.5kW. There is a more rare #14-60...
10-03-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,900
Posted By Circuit Breaker

240V Inverters

Xantrex makes several stackable Pro-Sine SW-series inverters that aandpdan referred to. This two-unit setup includes a "SYNC" cable in between the two units that correctly locks the frequency and...
Replies: 24
Views: 14,967
Posted By Circuit Breaker

MossyRockGal101: Replying to an earlier post of...

MossyRockGal101: Replying to an earlier post of yours, While Briggs & Stratton no longer makes your type of engine, they do still support it. Those old Briggs opposed-twins are like GOLD! Reason...
08-12-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,228
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Oops! I meant RANGE (stove Plug). The dryer is...

Oops! I meant RANGE (stove Plug). The dryer is in the 30A-range, and the stove-plug is in the 50A-range. I stand corrected on the CS6365/CS6364 descepancy. Never intended to say male plug on the...
08-09-10, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,228
Posted By Circuit Breaker

I would use a dryer cord available from either...

I would use a dryer cord available from either the 'Depot or Lowe's. Before anyone blows a gasket, here my recommendation out:

The cord is usually 6' in length and has a NEMA 14-50P male plug at...
09-22-09, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Inverter = $500.00 Engine = $110.00 ...

Inverter = $500.00
Engine = $110.00
Alternator = $26.00
Generator frame = $50.00

All new from eBay.

Batteries = Free (Had them lying around)
All remaining hardware ~= $200.00
Total: Just...
Replies: 11
Views: 10,247
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Ruk- If you can't afford a 24V alternator,...

Ruk-

If you can't afford a 24V alternator, try just getting a 24V Stator, rotor, and regulator. Simply re-use the rest of parts.
Replies: 12
Views: 23,204
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Charger- Don't let any negative responses...

Charger-

Don't let any negative responses dissuade or discourage you. It can be, and has been done. Try looking on youtube and type in "Homemade Go Cart". One hit showed a go-cart with a 6.5HP...
09-16-09, 11:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By Circuit Breaker

ARISE DEAD THREAD! (actually this subject is...

ARISE DEAD THREAD! (actually this subject is always relevant)

I built an inverter-based generator a couple of years ago. Puts out only 1800W, but the concept can be scaled up to 5kW or 10kW. I...
Replies: 15
Views: 2,649
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Kelly- If it's a Delco 10SI (by far, the...

Kelly-

If it's a Delco 10SI (by far, the most popular alternator ever made by GM), the "R" terminal is an AC tap that connects directly to the stator. Not exactly sure what this does- I've heard...
06-11-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,711
Posted By Circuit Breaker

You have 3-Phase? I'm jealous! I wish we had...

You have 3-Phase? I'm jealous! I wish we had 3-Phase for our residential service.

Cheers,

Steve
Replies: 10
Views: 3,210
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Arrow WWC- Here's an option you might consider: ...

WWC-

Here's an option you might consider: Use a big (and I mean really BIG) inverter to power your house (you will need two to generate the 120/240 split-phase found in nearly every house in...
04-02-09, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,350
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Whole-house Transfer switch

Mik,

If tha main breaker in your existing panel mounts at the top of one column of breakers with empty spaces directly opposite it, you could do this:

Assuming your main brkr is 100A, mount...
Replies: 5
Views: 5,953
Posted By Circuit Breaker

I would stay away from gearbox drives from push...

I would stay away from gearbox drives from push mowers, and stay with either snowblower gearboxes, or drive axles from common garden tractors.

The neat thing about a garden tractor's axle is that...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Scroll- Have you viewed the output waveform...

Scroll-

Have you viewed the output waveform on an oscilloscope? Is it possible to get a schematic of the inverter section? If so, there has to be some sort of frequency-adjust control somewhere,...
08-21-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,643
Posted By Circuit Breaker

Generator Idea.....

....Abdul, How's this:

Get a Briggs & Stratton Opposed I/C Twin (18-20Hp range) engine (either horiz. or vert. shaft), a really BIG alternator (24V), a few batteries and a pair of Xantrex...
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