Portable Generator Connection to Service Entrance Panel

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by parkavenue, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. parkavenue

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 18, 2012
    Due to breaker panel location issue, I need to install a Generator Power Inlet Box and Interlock Kit (for breakers) at my Square D All-In-One Service Entrance Panel.

    The neutral and ground are bonded together in this box. I would assume my Inlet Box neutral (white) and ground (green) wires would be connected the same (only one in box) neutral/ground bar?

    The Generac XG8000 has a frame mounted grounding lug. Will the generator be sufficiently grounded via the 4 wire power cord to house or should I also install a ground rod for the generator?

    Thank you for your comments.
  2. crutschow


    Mar 14, 2008
    Connecting the generator ground lug to the breaker box ground through the green wire should give you an adequate ground connection.