At 01:42 PM 8/4/2005, Doug Rehman wrote:
>Actually, this is not that complicated...
>There are three wires coming from the power pole (two hots and the neutral).
>There are three wires coming from the generator (two hots and a neutral).
>There are three wires going to the breaker panel (two hots and a neutral).
>The transfer switch (UL accepted Generac transfer switch DESIGNED for
>EXACTLY this purpose and DESIGNED to work with the generator) connects the
>two hot leads from the breaker panel to either the two hot leads from the
>utility power pole or the two hot leads from the generator. The three
>neutral lines (utility, generator, breaker panel) are all bonded together
>inside the transfer switch box.
And does that generator have the neutral and ground separated internally?
If it's designed for stationary use (i.e. it has no receptacles, and you
wire it up inside conduit) then it probably does. If it's a generator that
can be used for portable use, then perhaps not.
Such are the subtleties inherent in the generator grounding question.
>Since the transfer switch is BEFORE the breaker panel, it does not deal with
>the separate neutral and ground lines that appear within the breaker panel
>and house wiring...
>Perhaps to avoid the picking of nits, I should have simply asked the
>question: Is 2" metal conduit a reasonable material for connecting the
>ground at my power meter with the ground for my shack TO CREATE A SINGLE
>See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
>Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
>any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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