Question about Generac 5680 GP Series GP8000 10,000 Watt 410cc OHV Portable Gas Powered Ge
Your question on 110 - & 220 voltage circuits
on June 17... When I first started on your answer...
EVERYWHERE in the USA was after noon
(now not eastern or Central... are past midnight).
It is still 6/16/2017 here in CALIFORNIA... So I am
concerned that I might be giving BAD ADVICE.
The USA National Electric Code
allows for ALTERNATE power sources to be
attached to A GRID powered system ONLY
IF that system (in your case 7.5KW GENERAC)
is completely separated from the utility
GRID by the YOUR TRANSFER SWITCH...
The FACT THAT both of your Hot sides are not
PRESENT in your house... means there is a
possibility that LETHAL VOLTAGE could be
getting past your TRANSFER SWITCH...
A FAR GREATER CONCERN than your 220 volt
appliances... WHICH SHOULD BE WORKING.
YOU should get some one who knows their way around
a volt meter to test the outputs of your Generac... AT
YOUR GENERAC... and then step it methodically
back to each point... through EACH cord & plug.
This would be the perfect APPLICATION for a tone
tracer... (No POWER need be applied (see below)).
((FACT: best tone tracing requires OPEN circuits)).
HOPEFULLY one of your HOT WIRES is simply
not wired as opposed to the VERY DANGEROUS
My experience says it is incorrectly wired in the
Tone tracer (I use Klein only because nothing else was
available... way back when )
Extech TG20 Wire Tracer and Tone Generator Amazon com
Amazon com Upgraded Version ELEGIANT XQ 350 Line Finder Telephone Phone...
Carnac the Magnificent
Posted on Jun 17, 2017
I just do happen to live close to their factory.
I pass it often.
Call their factory for your answer, better to call them during business hours.
Here is their number: 1-888-436-3722
God bless your efforts.
Posted on Jun 17, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Bought new XP8000e
Most people don't buy a transfer switch because they cost almost as much as the generator. Lowe's sells a very inexpensive one that will work for most people. It is made by GE and costs $92. Lowe's Item #: 42210 Model: TM860S. Good for 60 amps and 8 circuits. It takes standard GE half size breakers but includes the 60 amp main breakers (which are also standard but make use of a novel device that ensures you can't send power back up the pole). It's a great little design and if a breaker ever fails, you can get a replacement at Lowe's or Home Depot.
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
SOURCE: Generac Guardian 15kW Generator
That sounds just about right, if the relay contacts get welded together it sometimes takes out the driver on the printed circuit board. As you found out, 12vdc from 23 to 194 makes the transfer switch move to the Generator position, relay not energized makes the ATS move to the Normal position.
You can make a nice test function by installing a 10 amp contact switch in series with either the N1 or N2 terminals. When the switch is open the generator thinks the Normal power has failed.
Posted on Jan 26, 2009
I install and work on these everyday. If you hooked up the transfer switch you probable have a control wire wrong. check the utility power sense wire. That lets it no when to start in auto. it could be a relay or fuses. or a control board.
Posted on Jul 09, 2009
SOURCE: Generator Transfer Problem
There isn't much you can do with servicing the generator set or transfer switch unless you've got lots of experience in diagnoising semi-conductors and electronic components.
Depending on the age of the system, it would be benificial to have a qualified service tech take a look at it.
As an electrician, I've installed several back up generator sets in homes for customers and have had a few of these automatic transfer switches with intermittent operation issues. Sometimes it's the switch and other times it's the Generator that is causing the problems.
Hope this helps, and best regards!
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
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