How to Safely Connect a Power Backup Generator to Your Home

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The safest way to connect a generator to your home involves a transfer switch with an interlock mechanism t...
The safest way to connect a generator to your home involves a transfer switch with an interlock mechanism to prevent backfeeding into your main panel.  Backfeeding could cause series injury or even death to an unsuspecting line worker,  so don't do it!  When it comes to wiring up a generator don't cut corners....do it the right way by hiring a professional to wire up a switch that's compatible with your generator.  I use a Briggs and Stratton standby generator that uses a GFCI outlet which requires a transfer switch that isolates the neutral between the generator and the main supply panel.
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