Reminder: Never connect a generator to home wiring without transfer switch

Lady Benjamin Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE lb at
Wed Aug 25 18:15:01 UTC 2021

So the issue here is even a small 120vac current becomes a very fatal event at 7.2 or 11 or 14.4kV.  It’s a safety issue for linepersons doing emergency restoration work.

Ms. Lady Benjamin PD Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE
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> On Aug 25, 2021, at 7:24 AM, Ethan O'Toole <telmnstr at> wrote:
>>> How would this not load the generator or inverter into oblivion?
>> Not sure I understand your question. Say again, please.
> If you hook 100KW of neighbors up to your 5KW/20% THD garden generator it would probably trip the breaker, or stall.
> I suppose it could be an issue if it was a single house on a branch where the break being serviced was just that branch (rural customers.)
> Was just curious why it wouldn't overload the generator trying to power all the neighbors houses if connected to the grid.
>            - Ethan

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