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Kevin M
ceb58;9583 wrote:
What is the wire with the green tape? Where dose it go?


From memory I believe it's a ground wire, I'll double check in the AM.

So a 600v stranded wire is what should be used for the ATS to talk to Gen?
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Kevin M;9586 wrote:
So a 600v stranded wire is what should be used for the ATS to talk to Gen?
Yep. Use stranded THHN wiring. I used #12 for that purpose but that's just because I have several reels of #12 in various colors in my stock. #14 would be just as good for the signal wiring between the ATS and generator. It would be tough for you to find any THHN wire smaller than #14 in retail establishments.
Skip Douglas
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ceb58
Kevin M;9586 wrote:
From memory I believe it's a ground wire, I'll double check in the AM.

So a 600v stranded wire is what should be used for the ATS to talk to Gen?


Unless that equipment grounding conductor is part of a multi-conductor cable or it is larger than #6 that black wire cannot be identified as a grounding conductor. 250.119 (A)
The wire must be bare or have green insulation on it.

As far as stranded wire for the control. Yes it better to use stranded wire. I have seen the smaller gauge solid wire break. But I will say that the main reason it broke was the person stripping the insulation nicked the wire and that was the weak point.
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douglas123
Personally I never was a big fan of connecting a bare wire under a screw terminal in a vibration environment. I guess I like to keep the guys at STAK-ON ternimal supply in business. Homedepot and lowes do not carry the wire I use on all my jobs. I get mine thru Bluff City Electronics. Might cost a little more,but it is the same OEM spec the OEM's use and can get it in the same colors to keep everything simple. Average price is or was $350.00 per thousand foot spool.
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Kevin M
New wire ran from ATS to Gen for N1 and N2, everything is up and running perfect. Passed inspection yesterday as well. Thank you all for your help and advice, I'll post some pics this weekend of the project.
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