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Yes, it has the twist-loc. It even comes with a very nice, fat cord ... 30A, 4-prong twist-loc on one end, and FOUR 120v 15A plugs on the other. It is protected by the generator's main breaker.

For that matter, a 'power inlet' (with weatherproof cover) costs less than $20. As long as I only use "one circuit" worth of power I'll be OK. Plenty enough for a furnace blower and a few lights. Can't accidentally overload things if I have to swap plugs smile

Acorn? My rods are ... as code requires ... completely buried. I'll run the ground wire either to my 'inter-system grounding bridge,' or maybe even straight to the panel bussbar.

I specifically do NOT want to have a permanent connection. Choose loads? It's a bit too easy to mess up - and, before you know it, you might as well put in a proper transfer switch, etc. No, this is a PORTABLE generator, and will be used as such.

Keep in mind that this genny won't just sit there ... it also serves as my jobsite genny when I need one.

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I put an inlet and a breaker interlock kit in here but I have never actually used it.
It is piped in PVC and I thought about putting a couple "T" conduit bodies in with a little loop for one of the ungrounded conductors so I could easily check the current but I never bothered.

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I also see a section about connecting the generator to a transfer switch.

I bet that is why the Instructions ask for the Genny to be Bonded to the Local GES... for a Standby Genny situation, semi-permanently connected via an ATS.
Kind of a ---CYA--- inclusion for the Manufacturer, even if the device is used for Temporary Power / not used as a Standby source.

OTOH, the Manufacturer might really feel strongly about creating a GES for ALL their Gennys - low Power included, and the Grounding Specifications became "Boiler Plate Text" in every Manual - for whatever reason

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