Installing a Generator In a Private Home

An autonomous source of electricity in your home is a indispensable and convenient. This is not only an opportunity to enjoy the light and work of household appliances when there is no electricity in the area, it is also a way to refuse extension cords and transfers. It is though necessary to install the generator wisely, otherwise the operation of such a serious device can be detrimental.

How to choose a place?

A place for a diesel or gasoline generator must be selected well, as this technique produces exhaust during its operation. Of course, you can make an adapter from the exhaust pipe to the street and install the generator in the house, but it is better to choose the right place for it to be positioned outside.

Placement Requirements:

This should be a dry area, without the possibility of moisture accumulation.

Not far from the switchboard, so as not to splurge on an extra wire.

The owners of the houses, who decided to install the generator, make for him a special, insulated compartment - a box made of wood or a cheaper OSB. Such a "house" will protect the device from undesirable environmental influences and has an affordable cost.


What you need to connect?

Before you start connecting a gasoline or diesel generator, you need to purchase some materials:

Reversible circuit breaker - a device having 3 working positions.

Two-wire cable with a cross section of at least 4 cm2.

NSHVI tips and special crimping pliers.

You will also need a construction or simple clerical knife with a new blade and a curly screwdriver - a standard set of an electrician.

How to connect a portable generator?

If there is a reversible switch, then the installation of the portable generator will be performed correctly and the current from the network will not meet the electric current of the generator, which can have all unpleasant consequences, for example, a burned-out winding of the generator.