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

Mark Tinka mark at
Thu Aug 26 04:41:32 UTC 2021

On 8/25/21 19:10, Jay Hennigan wrote:

> If you fail to isolate your generator from the incoming utility feed 
> so that you're back-feeding the utility and the power is out for your 
> neighborhood or the whole city, would not the load of trying to light 
> up the whole town completely overwhelm your little generator to the 
> point that it fails, stalls, or trips its own output breaker?

Long answered.


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