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Instructions on Grounding the etrailer 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator


What approach is recommended to ground this generator from a truck bed?


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The grounding instructions for the 3,200-Watt Portable RV Inverter Generator w/ Cover # 333-0003 are as follows:

A ground terminal connected to the frame of the generator has been provided on the control panel. For remote grounding, connect of a length of heavy gauge (12 AWG minimum) copper wire between the generator ground terminal and a copper rod driven into the ground. We strongly recommend that you consult with a qualified electrician to ensure compliance with local electrical codes.

So from this it sounds like you'll want a length of 12 Gauge Wire # 12-1-1 that can reach from where you plan on keeping the inverter generator to the copper rod that you will need to literally drive into the ground. If you're thinking of trying a different ground technique then you're going to need to consult an electrician to ensure that everything is set up in a safe and proper way.

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