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    Generator Ground Question-gctid392411

    Have just purchased a 1990 Ciera 2775 and would like to use an onboard gen for A/C. Not sure how to ground it. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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    baylinerpro1 wrote:
    Have just purchased a 1990 Ciera 2775 and would like to use an onboard gen for A/C. Not sure how to ground it. Any thoughts? Thanks.
    All conductors of an O/B Marine Generator (when installed correctly) will be hard wired into your main AC panel via a Rotary Selector switch..... including the "ground" circuit.

    When you connect the Air Conditioner to the boat's AC circuit (using the standard three prong male plug and female receptacle), the ground will take care of itself.

    .
    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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      #3
      Are you refering to a portable generator?

      KEVIN SANDERS
      4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
      www.transferswitch4less.com

      Whats the weather like on our boat
      https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


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        #4
        I questioned that also, Kevin, but he did use the term "onboard", so I went with O/B.
        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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          #5
          2850Bounty wrote:
          I questioned that also, Kevin, but he did use the term "onboard", so I went with O/B.
          Your reply was spot on. I just wanted to make sure he wasn't refering to a honda or the likes.

          KEVIN SANDERS
          4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
          www.transferswitch4less.com

          Whats the weather like on our boat
          https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


          Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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            #6
            Sorry guys...I DID mean a portable generator...thanks for replying...sorry for confusion and wasting your time...

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              #7
              No waste of time at all.

              If you carry all three conductors (hot/neutral/ground) from the Generator to your S/P inlet fitting, and make sure that the polarity is correct....., you will be OK.

              .
              Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
              2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
              Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
              Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
              Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                #8
                Again, Thanks for the help...I will be using a locking plug or definitely a three-prong...4000/3200 portable generator...

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                  #9
                  baylinerpro1 wrote:
                  Again, Thanks for the help...I will be using a locking plug or definitely a three-prong...4000/3200 portable generator ...
                  Eeeee Gaaaads.....
                  Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                  2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                  Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                  Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                  Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                    #10
                    baylinerpro1 wrote:
                    Again, Thanks for the help...I will be using a locking plug or definitely a three-prong...4000/3200 portable generator...
                    Please by all means, do us a favor...

                    Buy ther cheapest, most unreliable POS generator you can find.

                    That way we'll have plenty of things to discuss here on the forum, regarding your trials and tribulations. :livid:

                    KEVIN SANDERS
                    4788 LISAS WAY - SEWARD ALASKA
                    www.transferswitch4less.com

                    Whats the weather like on our boat
                    https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddab...59665f4e4/wide


                    Where are we right now? https://maps.findmespot.com/s/36S4

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                      #11
                      What's with the "Eeeee Gaaaads..... "....now I am worried...did I miss something?

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                        #12
                        Well, we're half teasing you.

                        The larger 4kw Non-Marine generators are very big and bulky. Not an easy generator to carry on board, let alone put on a swim platform. Plus they are no where near as quiet as the EU series.

                        This is discussed often here, and usually the Honda EU series comes out on top for size, power and low DB's.

                        Will a 2kw or 3kw do the trick for you?




                        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                        2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                        Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                        Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                        Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                          #13
                          Are you guys really trying to start something? It's too late in the evening for me to start the popcorn:kidding
                          Carl
                          2452

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                            #14
                            Thanks for the great suggestion but I had already purchased a 3200/4000. It is a bit heavy at 103 lbs. but I wanted to run both the fridge and a/c if we go on a week's trip up the intercoastal...with several stops of course. Thanks again for the advice...if this one is too cumbersome I can use it on the farm..and will go for the HONDA

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