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Friend wants me to hook up a generator to run his 220 volt ac...the generator has a 4 wire twist lock the ac only has 3 prong...is the neutral from the generator left unused?

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You need to use a volt meter and test which lead from the 4 wire output of the generator a 220 v is coming out.

the round center prong of the ac is its ground and should not be connected to any live power. it could be left unused.

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