REL6212
I am rehabbing a house with when will require a larger unit than I have now. I have disconnected my 8kw Mod 09067-8 and would like to make it into a “portable” unit which I can plug extension cords into until my house is completed and my properly sized Generac is installed. How can I connect to it to attach receptacles. I have the manual and wiring diagrams for it.
Thank You
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Cobranut
REL6212;53120 wrote:
I am rehabbing a house with when will require a larger unit than I have now. I have disconnected my 8kw Mod 09067-8 and would like to make it into a “portable” unit which I can plug extension cords into until my house is completed and my properly sized Generac is installed. How can I connect to it to attach receptacles. I have the manual and wiring diagrams for it.
Thank You


I'd look for a small sub panel with a few breakers and outlets in one unit.
You could also use a couple separate outlet boxes with a small sub panel.
Mount right on the side of the enclosure and feed from the gen main breaker.
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UPS
REL6212;53120 wrote:
I am rehabbing a house with when will require a larger unit than I have now. I have disconnected my 8kw Mod 09067-8 and would like to make it into a “portable” unit which I can plug extension cords into until my house is completed and my properly sized Generac is installed. How can I connect to it to attach receptacles. I have the manual and wiring diagrams for it.
Thank You


One thing to remember, a standby unit will slowly run the battery down when not in use, if not connected to the AC line, since the controller always draws current. You could just pull the fuse feeding the controller or add a battery switch.
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78buckshot
You could plug in a small charger in one of your new recepts. to keep it charged while running, you'll need 2.5 - 3 amps.
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Cobranut
UPS;53139 wrote:
One thing to remember, a standby unit will slowly run the battery down when not in use, if not connected to the AC line, since the controller always draws current. You could just pull the fuse feeding the controller or add a battery switch.


Thanks UPS, I didn't think of that.
Add a breaker to the panel feeding the battery charger to keep the battery up when running.

No need to switch the full battery current.
Just add a toggle switch in the 12v feed to the controller, and turn that off whenever you shut down the genset.
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Brian Baughman
Not recommended at all. The 8 kW was designed and listed for use as a permanently installed nonseparately derived system generator. Most portable generators operate as a separately derived system. How do you plan on properly creating the grounded conductor required in NEC Article 250.26?
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