H&OP DOES MY PORTABLE GENERATOR NEED TO BE GROUNDED FAQS?

Audience: CSR

Yes. The National Electrical Code requires generators to be grounded to an approved earth ground. Correct grounding for the generator is necessary for optimum engine performance and reduces the risk of electric shock. Use the ground terminal to properly ground the generator. Before using the ground terminal, consult a qualified electrician, electrical inspector, or local authority with jurisdiction for local codes or ordinances that apply for the intended use of your generator.
 

Consult your Owner's Manual to locate the ground terminal for your generator.
  1. RP3600 Earth Ground (Owner's Manual page 12)
  2. RP5500, RP6500 CO, RP6500 E, RP7500 E, RP8000 E Earth Ground (Owner's Manual page 12)
  3. RP12000 E Earth Ground (Owner's Manual page 13)
  4. INV1250, INV2000, INV2250 Earth Ground (Owner's Manual page 11)
  5. INV4000 E Earth Ground (Owner's Manual page 14)
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How do I ground my portable generator?

We cannot provide specific instructions for grounding, due to differing grounding practices and requirements in various jurisdictions. Head to www.osha.gov for more information on portable generator grounding safety requirements.