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

Mark Tinka mark at
Thu Aug 26 04:53:35 UTC 2021

On 8/25/21 20:15, Lady Benjamin Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE wrote:

> 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.

Yep, because the home generator will be boosted up by the neighborhood 
transformer, in the back-feed direction.


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