My 17 KW Generac generator shuts down when it transfer, voltage at the braker is
250, wire # 44 volts - 125, wire # 11 volts - 125, when I open the main braker
generator starts and when it transfers the generator shouts down.
Do you know if it is shutting down due to a *fault* (i.e., overload)?
Or, "turning off" because it thinks power has been restored (and it
E.g., if you open the main breaker and then close it *before*
it transfers (alternatively, open the OUTPUT breakers), does it
"shut down" differently?
On Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7:57:57 AM UTC-5, John G wrote:
The transfer switch complicates things. Like someone else posted, it
could be that something is wrong in the transfer switch and it thinks
power is back or it could be something wrong with the generator itself
and it can't maintain voltage under load. Some easy things to try,
would be to put just a minimal house load on it. Or if he can figure
out how to try running a load without the transfer switch involved,
ie exercise the generator directly to prove that it is working. But
how much he should get involved depends on his skill set. This
doesn't sound trivial and it does involve 240V, potentially from the
generator and utility too.
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