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Old 02-08-2011, 19:55   #31
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Re: Generator or Genset ?

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What is the issue (besides the dimly glowing reverse polarity indicator) by not having the neutral and ground bonded at the generator?.. in laymans terms if you would. By this, I'm asking what is the floating neutral problem. I've heard it mentioned many times. Just trying to get a full clear understanding here. I did take a 3 prong plug and bond these 2 terminals together inside the plug just for the safety reasoning to plug into the unused recepticle. Just like to know why I'm doing this. Thanks
The simple truth is that it is really a non issue. We used our 1000 for years without a jumper with absolutely no adverse affects to the boat or the systems. It is more a "feel good" fix IMO. Chuck
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Old 02-08-2011, 22:03   #32
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Re: Generator or Genset ?

One thing is for sure: those of us with an isolation transformer can just plug in anything that gives power; there's no reverse polarity or ground issues at all. Those without isolation transformer are, as usual, <s>frakked</s> in a confusing situation

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