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#32564 - 12/28/03 03:21 PM back up generator layout  
Randy  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 25
Concord, Va.
looking for back up generator schematic.

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#32565 - 12/28/03 03:31 PM Re: back up generator layout  
iwire  Offline
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North Attleboro, MA USA
Randy you need to be a little more specific.

The generator itself, the engine or how it ties into the building.

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#32566 - 12/28/03 03:45 PM Re: back up generator layout  
Randy  Offline
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Concord, Va.
I'm looking for a general hook up that most home owners request evryday. Any type of generator to the panel to the tranfer switch or switch panel combination. how each circuit is connected to both panels.

#32567 - 12/29/03 08:24 PM Re: back up generator layout  
Joey D  Offline
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Arlington MA U.S.
Depends on the system. You could get a panel with a manual transfer switch built in, it's a fance metal plate that slides back and forth between the main and the breaker used to back feed the panel from the generator.

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