Connecting a Portable Generator

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Connecting a Portable Generator

Postby thomas3520 on Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:13 am

Is there any problem with connecting a 240V portable generator directly to a Outback FPR-4048A Pre-Wired System? I was thinking of plugging a power cord into the AC Out on the generator and wiring that into the Outback. My portable generator is a Champion 71530 7kW.
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Re: Connecting a Portable Generator

Postby raysun on Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:36 pm

If you are off grid and the generator puts out a stable 240 volts, then there should be no problem connecting the 240V/30A outlet to the AC IN terminals on the inverter. The "extension cord" should have sufficient ampacity to carry the rated current.
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Re: Connecting a Portable Generator

Postby thomas3520 on Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:56 pm

Great. Thanks
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Re: Connecting a Portable Generator

Postby raysun on Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:02 pm

I'm not "hands-on" familiar with the Radian series, but I'd imagine it has multiple AC connections. At least one for grid-tie, and one for generator.
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Re: Connecting a Portable Generator

Postby DavzRVPort on Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:53 pm

I use a Generac XP8000e with my system, just be sure to disconnect the neutral ground bond on the generator, tag it for future reference, and separately ground the chassis to your main grounding rod. Been working for us for almost 2 years now. :grin:
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