Generator Design and Installation Guidelines

Generator Design and Installation Guidelines

There’s more to generator installations than a first glance at Article 445 would indicate.

Article 445 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) provides the electrical installation requirements that apply specifically to generators. A generator is basically a motor that is driven by a motive force to produce electricity instead of being driven by electricity to produce motive force.

The NEC provides the requirements for motors in Art. 430, which is the longest Article in the book. By contrast, Art. 445 is only slightly more than a single page. However, Art. 445 does refe

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