Installation / initial set-up – North Star M165951C User Manual

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Installation / Initial Set-Up


If your generator is connected (running or not) when utility

power is restored, your generator will be destroyed. It could
also explode or cause fire.

In addition to isolating your generator from the utility system, the transfer
switch connects your generator to a limited set of circuits in your building
that have been chosen as critical to operate during a power outage.

This generator can power up to 7200 watts, which may not power your entire
home or farm outbuilding -- you must work with the installing electrician to
determine which devices/appliances you wish to power during an outage.
The electrician can help you determine which circuits and devices can be
powered simultaneously without overloading the generator.

(See the previous section of this manual entitled “Power Load Planning &
Management” for more information on load application and selection.)

Using as a
Portable Power

When using the generator as a portable power source, you can plug
electric devices and appliances directly into the generator’s electrical

There are two different kinds of electrical outlets on the generator:

1. One 120/240 Volt, 30 Amp locking receptacle (NEMA L14-30R

locking receptacle compatible with L14-30P mating plug).

2. One 120 Volt, 20 Amp duplex straight-blade receptacle (NEMA 5-

20R duplex receptacle compatible with NEMA 5-20P or 5-15P mating

(See more technical detail about these receptacles and their associated
circuit breakers in the “Machine Component Identification” section of this

Make sure you plug each electrical device/appliance into the correct

generator outlet based on the device’s plug configuration and
voltage/amperage rating. Never exceed the amperage rating of an outlet.