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Generator electrical The 230V plug on the generator.I plug in the 4-wire plug.no voltage from the ground wire to either the white,black or red wire,but 115V between the white and black and white and red.230 volt between red and black.There are two breakers on the gen,one for each 115V wires.I wire the black to one hot bus bar and the red to the other hot bus bar,the white and bare copper ground wire to the neutral bus.I can only get115V to either side,one or the other breaker on the generator trips and only supplies 115V to house.I can't get 230V.I have a pole barn where the gen is hooked.From the pole barn to the house js underground cable to the utility pole,from the utility pole to the house panel.Why can't I get 230V without blowing the breaker on the gen.I tried bothsides together, but always one breaker trips

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On a 230 volt std hook up here's the way it is supposed to work. From black to white you should get 115 volts. From Red to white you shoudl get 115 volts. From red to black you should get 230 volts.

Concentrate on getting the correct output from the generator with the load to the house disconnected

This should be 115v (black to white, 115 volts red to white and 230 volts red to black.

On the load side (ie, the house connected) what are you using? 115 volt lights, etc on one side of the
230 volts, and some other 115 volt loads on the other side.. Are there any 230 volt loads. It could be
that one side of the 230 volts (ie, a 115 volt side is drawing a lot more current than the 2nd 115 volt leg.

Get back with me on just what the loads are botth 115 volt and 230 volt . also what are the rating on the circuit breakers.


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