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[aprssig] slightly OT:recessed male twist and lock

Dale Blanchard wa7ixk at earthlink.net
Sun Feb 5 20:07:05 UTC 2006


Ken Brown wrote:
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]
> On Behalf Of Dale Blanchard
> Sent: February 04, 2006 20:38
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] slightly OT:recessed male twist and lock
> 
> Generators are required to have 4 pin grounding plug. Partly for 
> construction sites.
> 
> My Honda 3.5 kW generator that I use to power the 10 most critical circuits
> (radio room, well pump, house heater, refrig, key lights, etc.) in the house
> during power outages has a 3-pin twist lock.  It has a stud or somesuch for
> attaching a separate ground wire, to be bonded to building ground or a
> ground rod in outdoor applications) as you correctly indicate is required
> under the codes.
> 
> 73, ---Ken W2KB
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If your generator does not have 220V it would use a 3 prong.
The neutral on 120/240V generators are not at earth ground.
The fourth prong is earth ground on the gen frame.
It uses two seperate 120v circuits.








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