Dave_eng
I have a new 20 kw propane Generac 0055251 being installed. The electrician I have is knowledgeable from a code perspective but has not installed a generac unit before.
He is going to use two tec cables for reason that have to do with my 115 year old farm house.
I live in a cold area and the selling dealer installed an engine heater with a male plug.

My transfer switch is a Generac 100 amp ( RTS I believe.... simple one) and there will be a new Square D sub panel for the transfer switch to feed.

The dealer said to install the battery charger in the generator. If I am having to run a 110 volt live circuit from my main elec panel to serve the engine heater does it make sense to put a plug on the battery charger and put it in the generator housing rather than in the transfer switch? I assume doing this will mean one less pair of wires in the smaller wire guage tec cable.

How many wires should be in the tec cable serving the control functions and 110 volt receptacle circuit. Since this cable has to be ordered, if one wire is forgotten due to inexperience, it will be a big problem.

I had large precast pads made for my generator and 420# propane tanks. Do I need to secure the generator to the concrete pad or will it be stable due to its own weight.
Thanks
Dave p
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bronco
The battery charger must be feed from the generator panel due to fact that that the generator no longer has a built in one. So you will need 2 runs one for the battery charger and one for the heater. you can instal the charger in the ATS and then only have to run one for the heater. hope this helps.

Colin McGuinness
D Square Energy Systems
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Geoff Z
bronco;5467 wrote:
The battery charger must be feed from the generator panel due to fact that that the generator no longer has a built in one. So you will need 2 runs one for the battery charger and one for the heater. you can instal the charger in the ATS and then only have to run one for the heater. hope this helps.

Colin McGuinness
D Square Energy Systems


Is your company in Washington? I just saw your D Square signature there. I've sent a lot of our customers your way for service, and the ones who contacted me back all were happy with the service.
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