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Old 04-19-2017, 05:36 PM   #1
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My dad bought this generator and we decided to place in barn thats 250 feet from main house. We are hoing to run aluminum direct burial wire up to house. He wants 2/0 but i think he can get #2 or #1and be fine.
He has a mechanical interlock on main house panel and thinking of putting 100 amp breaker utilizing mechanical interlock
What size breaker should we have in barn feeding house panel.
Any ideas, just started looking st this job
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Old 04-19-2017, 05:59 PM   #2
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I have no idea. Not enough info. You should be able to find this easily in your code book.

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15k/240=62A
DP60 at both load and line end.
Southwire website says:
#1/0Al for: 60A/240V/250'/3%Vdmax/direct buriel/
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Do not install the generator inside a building. A barn is a building.
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15k/240=62A
DP60 at both load and line end.
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Do not install the generator inside a building. A barn is a building.
Make sure the exhaust will not seep into any building (carbon monoxide).

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Exhaust will be ran to the outside and unit will be located next to huge door.probably mount panel with breaker and ground rod next to generator. S/O cord to panel
Maybe pin/sleeve connection
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Exhaust should have ten feet horizontal separation from any openings in building walls.
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Make sure the generator is not 400 hz. I have seen more than one person think they got a great deal only to find out it was 400 hz.
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The DoD has gazillion of these gen-sets... left over from Afghanistan.
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Make sure the generator is not 400 hz. I have seen more than one person think they got a great deal only to find out it was 400 hz.
Common found in AC power in commercal and military planes.


Useally 208Y120 volts @ 400 HZ

The Ground APU ( auxarly power unit ) useally motor-generator ( on AC source ) or Diesel or gas turbine for portable units. set up can be either stationary or portable.

Most of larger aircraft useally have APU in there allready for HVAC and light and few other items it need to run the aircraft.
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Make sure the generator is not 400 hz. I have seen more than one person think they got a great deal only to find out it was 400 hz.
I believe this model is 50-60hz.
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