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DIY - Installing Back Up Generators

Here is a list of things that you must know on how to install generators to your home.

Electric generator

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts mechanical energy to electrical energy for use in an external circuit. The source of mechanical energy may vary widely from a hand crank to an internal combustion engine. Generators provide nearly all of the power for electric power grids.
The reverse conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy is done by an electric motor, and motors and generators have many similarities. Many motors can be mechanically driven to generate electricity and frequently make acceptable generators.

Most modern households are heavily reliant upon electrical energy supplies. The installation of a backup generator can deliver whole-house energy during a loss of power, or it can be designed to supply only necessary systems until electrical service is restored.

How to Install a Generator | eHow

A home power generator, or stand-by generator, can be a lifesaver during blackouts or natural disasters. It can allow you to return to the comforts of a normal life without fear of food spoiling, data being lost, or important health-related electronics losing power. Installing a generator is a multi-part process, and will require some amount of...

How to Connect a Portable Generator to a House

A portable generator can provide emergency electrical power to a home when the main power source, especially, that from the national grid, goes out. It does not have to provide power to all the appliances in the home, but only to essential...

Home generator transfer switch is a practical gadget to have as a back-up in the occurrence of power outages. This mechanism simply transfers power from a generator into household appliances when power is unavailable. Below are the materials that you need along with the instructions on how to install a home generator transfer switch.

How Emergency Power Systems Work - HowStuffWorks

Hooking the Power into Your House There are two ways for you to get power from the generator into your house: You can run extension cords from the generator to specific appliances. You can have an electrician wire the generator into your home's circuit panel so that you can switch the entire house over to the generator.

How to Install a Stand-by Generator
  1. Stand-by generator 2. Plastic gas line Provides natural gas to generator 3. Electrical conduit Houses wires run from house to generator 4. Electrical cable 5. Crushed stone or concrete Used to create stable base for generator
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