Question about Elite Guardian HTS Transfer Switch 200 Amp, 120/240 Volts

1 Answer

200 amp grounding


The heater service man says my grounding is bad in the service updated in 1994.
It carries a generator for emergency.
the amp meter shows 119.9 on the hot lead, 11. on neutral and 13 on ground. The grounding rod is fed by an old green colored braided wire.
Where I start?

Nono

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 414 Answers

First check that you have good continuity on the earth conductor from the 200A switch to the grounding rod and that the connections are tight. Beware any live connectios.

If this is o.k check the condition of the ground rod as best you can looking for any corrosion of the rod.

If this loks o.k you may need to get the impedance (ohms) of the ground connection checked and compare this to the level recommended by the heater/generator supplier.

In the worst case you might need a new ground cable and rod(s) to get the required level.

Hope this will FIxYa.

Please remember to rate this solution

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I need to know exactly what wire to disconnect on my wh6000s portable generator to float the neutral so i can hook up to home panel with interlock switch. I will ne using the 30 amp 25 ft. cord into a


You need to have the wiring diagram for the generator but they didn't include one in the owners manual and nothing is shown the IPLs that I found.

DISCLAIMER NOTE: The following should be done only by knowledgeable service personal trained in area of servicing these portable generators. The information is what service personal needs to know in order to unbond the neutral and chassis ground. If done incorrectly you will put yourself and others in danger of electrocution.

To determine if your generator uses a floating or bonded neutral perform this simple test. With the engine off, use an ohm meter between the chassis ground and neutral conductors in the outlet. If it indicates open circuit, the neutral is floating. A short circuit will indicate neutral bonded to ground. I don't recommend doing this to household circuits due to the possibility of exposed AC and damage to the meter.

The jumper from ground to neutral, likely on one or both the 120VAC duplex outlets that needs to be removed. Connect ground connections on both outlets to the chassis ground and ground the generator chassis and frame to earth ground.

Jan 08, 2015 | Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

I have a 16kW Generac Guardian Generator with a 200 amp house service RTS panel (installed 2007). Last night the power went out and the generator started but the unit did not switch to use generator


The problem with the repair service is another matter. Emergency generator and it's switch gear are there for emergency purposes. It has to be exercised periodically. The switch gear should have a toggle switch to simulate a power outage. the switch cuts power to the sensor sensing power from the utility company. This tells the switch gear that power was lost, start the engine and switch over to generator power. Run for a period where engine reached running temperature and switch back to stand by to shut down. Do this periodically, and be grateful the event was not a disaster. Think of your back up electrical system as the spare tire of your car and similar equipment and enjoy your investment. Good people brings you happiness, bad people brings you experience !.

Nov 11, 2014 | Generac Guardian Electrical Supplies

1 Answer

Heater core replace


Dashboard has to come out.
P.S. you are in the Generator section. You should be in the car section

Dec 11, 2013 | Worldwide 1994 GMC G3500 Vandura 4.3L...

1 Answer

Generator was running fine and then the electrical output quit while the engine was running.


Sounds like you did overload the capacity of the generator. What has happened is that the generator was happily running away producing the electricity required for approximately an hour and then an appliance such as an air conditioner, furnace, refrigerator, water heater, or similar large amperage draw fixture decided it was time to kick on for its cycle, or perhaps two or three of them kicked on at the same time, thereby raising the amperage requirement beyond the capability of the generator. All heavy duty appliances run at a given amperage but when they kick on for a cycle they draw almost 50 percent or more amps. Generators rated at 6000 amps or less will not power an entire home or business. When using this size of generator, disable some of your electrical items in the home by unplugging or switching off, and only connect the most important items needed for emergency use. A 3500 watt generator will only run a few lights and a television, plus only one appliance. This means that you could plug in the refrigerator and run it until it has gotten cold enough, then unplug it & connect the furnace or air conditioner or water heater so that they can do there job. Eventually you will be able to rotate through each appliance in turn, and hope the power will return soon. Your generator will likely have blown a capacitor, resistor or some similar repairable item. Some good quality generators will have an overload breaker installed, that trips before doing any damage and all that is needed is to find it and reset it, in order to continue using the generator.

Dec 05, 2013 | Campbell Hausfeld GN5060 - 5000 Watt...

1 Answer

How do you check the slator to see if it is any good useing a multymeter


You must first disconnect ALL the stator wires to prevent a bad reading. You MUST have a good meter, cheap ones will not do. Put the meter on Ohms and put the probes together, note reading (this is the resisitance of the meter wires and this reading will need deductiong from the test readings). You will need a service manual to know what that actual values should be at what ambient temp. They are normally very low less than 1 ohm so cheap meters won't read. Check each wire with one lead and the other to the stator metal ground. You should have ZERO any value here is a short. Then check between each pair and read the value (many stators have multi windings T1,T2, Q1 Q2, B1 B2 etc, so you need to make sure you measure across each pair.. Generally values are 1 ohm or less

Sep 21, 2013 | Kohler 12 kW Emergency Power System -...

1 Answer

Kohler 20resal 100amp transfer switch RXT will not auto start?


Disconnect generator remote start wires in the ATS. Put an ohm meter across the remote start terminals in the ATS and kill utility power, you should here a click in the ATS and the ohm meter should indicate close to zero ohms. If it does then your ATS is fine and the problem is gen control board or wiring between the two. If it does not show that value, then the start relay in the ATS is suspect.

Feb 12, 2013 | Kohler Generator 20kw 20res W/ 200 Amp...

2 Answers

Welding fine , then machine quit welding, would still rev up, but barely arch!


I had the same problem except it was with a miller welder. it was a bad ground connection on the ground cable. if you have an ohm meter. turn off your machine,but do not unplug it. check for resistance from chassis ground on machine to input ground if your input on the machine is good you may have a bad cable,input connection or the ground clamp may not be making a good connection to the cable. good luck!

Dec 21, 2010 | Lincoln Electric Ranger Gxt 250 Amp...

2 Answers

My Kohler 11RMY (40 amp) standby generator will not start


You should have two wire remote Start/Stop. It may need to be shortened in order to start.

Jun 06, 2010 | Kohler 12 kW Emergency Power System -...

2 Answers

I have a new Generac 20KW Propane generator with a rtse 200A3 automatic switch. I had an electrician install the switch and make the connections from to the generator. The generator is blowing the 7.5 amp...


Sounds like the electritian wired something wrong. Control wiring for that generator should be:
N1 and N2 = 240 vac utility input
Wire 0 = ground
Wire 194 (15B) = + battery
wire 23 = transfer signal

Sep 02, 2009 | Generac Guardian 200 Amp Transfer Switch...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Elite Guardian  HTS Transfer Switch 200 Amp, 120/240 Volts Logo

93 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Elite Electrical Supplies Experts

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

ken skalski

Level 2 Expert

150 Answers

Gene Haynes

Level 3 Expert

5080 Answers

Are you an Elite Electrical Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...