Sarah Mitchell

Installing an automatic standby generator might sound tricky, but with the right steps, it’s something you can handle. This guide walks you through the whole process. Before installation, you must find a spot for your generator. It should be on a solid concrete pad and at least five feet away from anything that could catch fire easily, like windows or doors. Then, it’s time to hook the generator up to your gas line.

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It’s crucial to follow specific guidelines about how to run a gas line from your meter to the generator. Next up is connecting the generator to your home’s electrical system. That step involves connecting it to a transfer switch. If there’s an outage, this fixture flips the power source from regular to generator power. The generator connects to a control board that turns on the generator when the power goes out.

This control board needs some power to work right. You’ll learn how to connect a car battery to it. Normally, the power from your home keeps the battery charged. But the generator also has a built-in trickle charger to ensure the battery never gets low. The guide shows you how to connect it to the Internet.

Doing so lets the generator send emails or texts to you and other folks you choose. You can do so if there’s a power outage or something’s wrong with the generator. The unit also runs a self-check every two weeks for about 20 minutes. That way, everything keeps working properly. Watch this video for more details about backup generator installations.


The unit also runs a self-check every two weeks for about 20 minutes

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