Home Generators and Transfer Switches
Summary: This series covers a wide variety of topics all about home generators including sizing, selecting, connecting and safely operating this all important addition to your home.
Guide to Home Generators
Introduction to Home Generators
In this section about home generators we will cover how to select the right generator for your home. To properly select a generator we will discuss the devices and circuits that are commonly required for the essential operation of the home.
The size of the home and the occupants may also be a factor as well. In some cases a portable generator may provide the level of power needed for just a few essential devices and small appliances. However, when undertaking a project of such importance it may be wise not to under estimate the electrical devices used on a daily basis that may be required if the normal electric utility power has been lost. In some areas where severe weather occurs, a home may be without normal utility power for several days, therefore these possibilities should be taken into consideration so you will be better prepared.
Generator and Transfer Switch
Help for selecting a stand by generator for home use with explanations about emergency generators and stand by generators.
This article discusses how to select and use residential home generators.
Lets see how a back up generator works and provides power to your home electrical requirements.
This series describes stand by generators for home use and will explain about all the important features found with emergency generators and stand by generators.
When it comes to home generators size does matter. This article all about home-generators will help you understand the basics of a whole house generator. Lets look at the features of a whole house generator system.
Lets look at what makes an Stationary Generator System special when it comes to your choice of home generators.
Selecting and Sizing a Home Generator How to rate a generator for your application requirements.This handy guide will help you understand generator ratings as it applies to your home generator project.
This generator sizing series describes the methods used to match your home electrical requirements to a generator system.
This helpful generator sizing and selection guideline will help you consider the generator size for the best value when selecting your home generator.
Lets take a look at kw and kVA and why this is an important consideration when selecting a home generator.
Lets see why a stand by generator can be one of the most reliable types of generator for your home.
Lets take a look at the difference between a portable generator and an emergency power generator and what makes them very dependable.
Lets take a look at whole house generators and see how your home can benefit from the convenience of owning one.
See how a transfer switch ensures a safe isolation of the electric utility company and your home generator.
This series describes types of generator transfer switches and how they are installed and used with home generators.
Portable electric generators for home use and the proper electrical connection to your home.
Portable generators provide a lower amount of electrical power. Portable generators offer the best value and are great for powering up individual essential circuits or small loads.
Consider these guidelines to help understand if a portable home generator is a good idea for your home.
Frequently Asked Questions about Home Generators which leads to full featured pages with photos and wiring diagrams to help you with your home generators project.
Questions about Home Generators
Power Condition for a Generator Transfer Switch Can an automatic generator transfer switch be used with a portable (Miller 250 Welder – 11,000 W Peak And 9,500 W Cont. ) generator? Will it switch back when electrical service is reestablished? Can an automatic generator transfer switch be used with a portable (Miller 250 […]
Electrical Problem for a Generator We recently bought a GENERAC 7031 11KW GUARDIAN GENERATOR WITH WI-FI. We have a current set up where the main electrical box is also wired to a generator manual switch. We recently bought a GENERAC 7031 11KW GUARDIAN GENERATOR WITH WI-FI. We have a current set up where […]
Electrical Safety for a Main Panel I’m considering a couple projects that may require electrical changes, but what I need advice on right now is to address a couple concerns with my electric panel. I included a pic of the panel with the cover removed. I’m considering a couple projects that may require […]
For a Switch I am installing a hot tub outside my house. I have a generator transfer switch mounted on the side of the house I want my hot tub. I am installing a hot tub outside my house. I have a generator transfer switch mounted on the side of the house I […]
Tripping Breaker for a Circuit Breaker I have installed a 6500 Watt Generac generator into a shed outside my house (within 25 feet) of the Generator Input Connector on the outside of the house. Inside the garage is a Siemens Load Center with a four pole main circuit breaker and circuit breakers on […]
Electrical Safety for a Generator Have made a thru-the-wall rig for my Honda 2000i gen-set using a Leviton 5278CWP for the outside wall and an ordinary double duplex receptical inside. Everything is plastic . Have made a thru-the-wall rig for my Honda 2000i gen-set using a Leviton 5278CWP for the outside wall and […]
For a Timer Switch I?m attempting to install an intermatic spring timer where a button used to be to control the turning on and off of an Amerec steam shower generator. I hooked it up and it would turn it on when I twisted the knob, but then when I put the knob […]
The Safest Way to Test Electrical Devices and Identify Electric Wiring!
The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester, [amazon.com], I use for the detection of Standard Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.