Talked to my inspector again. He told me if the neutral and ground are bonded in the generator, then I don't have to switch the neutral. I went back and read some of the discussions in the archives here on the forum. Is this not contrary to some of the comments stated here, or did I misunderstand?
Also looks like the generator manufacturers would be made aware of this problem and make provisions for their generators to be used either way.. as a portable unit to be used by themselves, or as an emergency unit to be used as a back up system
Does not UL
labs. or someone regulate these kind of circumstances? Just wondering and trying to get it straight. Thanks for any input.. I know we have went over some of these same things before, but it seems that it still hasn't been settled somewhere. Since the need for the use of back up power is greater these days, and some people cannot afford the $ 700.00+ dollars extra for a transfer
switch that switches the neutral, looks like something could be done.. Well just letting off some steam
Seems like there should be a better way. If the manufactures don't remedy the situation, it will just be done contrary to code by most who don't get it inspected..... All for now... Thanks for listening..