Here are some basic recommended parts. You can click the links and buy them on Amazon, or try Home Depot. The prices are usually the same. Check with the part number on HomeDepot.com before you go. Usually the interlock kits are hard to find there.
Generator Interlock Kits:
If you have a Square D homeline panel: Model # HOMCGK2C
This simple kits is mounted on your electrical panel cover and allows you to safe
ly feed your generator power to you house.
To plug it in you need a power inlet plug, this one works great: 30 Amp reliance power inlet box
The of course a generator is needed.
The beautiful thing about this generator is, it will use about a gallon of gas a day. That is not much. Also, it is quiet. If you want power but don’t want to be kept awake, or don’t want to disturb the neighbors, or draw attention to your cozy home, this is
the choice. It is low wattage, but very efficient. It produces the full 2000 Watts while some other that claim to don’t. If you need more wattage, the beauty of this product is you buy another and use one of these cord sets to double your power.
USED WITH SUCCESS:
It just depends on your house and how much load you have.
As a reminder, you need to calculate how much power you will be using regularly when choosing the generator that is best for you. However, with the generator interlock kit, you do have flexibility to move things around.
Also, with most of these solutions some items would usually not be usable at your home, for instance, large HVAC systems if they were not gas, large ovens or clothes dryers. However, even then there are workarounds.
Next I will write a ‘How to” use all these parts together.
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