Domestic genny

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by markysparky, Aug 27, 2005.

  1. markysparky

    markysparky New Member

    A customer of mine plans in the future to have a back up generator for her house.

    I know I will have to put in a manuel change over switch but I was just wondering!

    What in the house can actually run on the genny?

    Lighting and heating shouldn't be a problem, but what about ring circuits? tv, DVD player, microwave? Am I right that theese sort of appliances don't like fluctuating voltages and should be best kept off the genny supply or not?

  2. Elec Nerd

    Elec Nerd New Member

    Hospitals,and all the gubbins in those places run happily off genys.Think of all those monitors,tvs etc
    We are in europe now and most domestic equipment will run happily between 220 and 240 v or so.
    Your main consideration for a genny is starting it on full load.
    I have seen an undersized set 'stand on its head' before.
    Any help?
    PS a genny over 10kVA will require an earth rod

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