Originally Posted by nso4life
I didn't intend on running all of my components. Just the necessities. What exactly does the 240 switch do?
Sorry, but I made one major mistake in my previous post. The situation is even worse than I first though and IF you want to actually use this for partial power, YOU leave the switch in the 120 volt position and use RECEPTACLE NUMBER 1. you will have 4000 watts of capacity on a 30 amp 120 volt TWIST LOCK RECEPTACLE
The following trys to explain how your generator switches work and the capacities for each receptacle depending on switch postion
You have a two position switch "120 volts" and "120/240 volts"
In the 120 volt position, the receptacles are from LEFT TO RIGHT
1- 30 amp at 120 volt TWIST LOCK RECEPTACLE
2- 20 amp at 120 volt DUPLEX RECEPTACLE
3- 20 amp at 120 volt DUPLEX RECEPTACLE
4A - 20 amp at 120 volt USING HALF OF THE 4 wire 120/240 volt TWIST LOCK RECEPTACLE
this receptacle is wired for dual purpose so
4B - NO POWER
IN the 120/240 position, the receptacles are from LEFT TO RIGHT
1- 15 amp 120 volt capacity on a 30 amp TWIST LOCK RECEPTACLE
2- 15 amp at 120 volt DUPLEX RECEPTACLE
3- 15 amp at 120 volt DUPLEX RECEPTACLE
4A and 4B - 15 amp at 240 volts on a 4 wire TWIST LOCK RECEPTACLE
The twist lock on the right is DUAL WIRED and CONTROLLED BY THE SWITCH
It is wired so that then the switch is in the 120 volt position, you are using one hot wire, which they call "4A", the nuetral, and ground, which provides you with 20 amps @120 volts in a TWIST LOCK CONFIGURATION
When the switch is in the 120/240 volt position, The receptacle that they call "4A-4B" is wired with TWO HOT WIRES and a GROUND giving you STRAIGHT 240 VOLTS @ 15 AMPS
In order to even use "4A/4B" you would need specialty adapters, which you should have been provided along with which one to use in each switch postion
I really don't know how to be much clearer on the bill of goods you were sold but I wouldn't even attempt to rewire this generator to work with a 120/240 volt RV SYSTEM.
sorry for your loss, and good luck