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Answer for USA, Canada and other countries running a 60 Hz supply service.Stop! What...? Don't...!

Don't make a cable to plug a generator into an outlet in your house, it is incredibly dangerous! Power from your generator will back-feed into the power lines, posing a severe unexpected shock hazard to any line-workers who may be fixing the lines - the very same reason you are wanting to use your generator!

Plug your appliances into your generator. If you want to power the outlets in your house from the generator do it right and install a generator transfer switch.


As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.




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Q: How do you connect a 4-prong generator outlet to a 3-prong dryer outlet?
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No. The reason for this is the plug configurations are different and this is for safety reasons. Back feeding a generator into your home's wiring system is very dangerous and has killed linemen working on downed power lines. The generator will back feed voltage through the pole top transformers and energize the downed line back up to its primary voltage of 13,200 volts. This is how the linemen get killed thinking that they are working on de energized primary lines. If you want to have a correct installation installed in your home, call a licenced electrician and he can walk you through the procedure that has to be done and give you a price to do the work. The job when completed will be approved by the electrical inspector and when you connect your generator to the house it will give you peace of mind knowing that you are not going to get someone killed or badly burned.

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