Originally Posted by Iggy
I have a Honda EU3000is generator and plan to keep it in the bed of my truck when running.
MUST I run a seperate ground wire from the ground terminal on the side of the unit to a ground rod in the dirt or is this not needed.
The electrical in the trailer will be grounded back tothe generator.
What do you think? Ground the generator or not?
Whether you want to make a separate earth ground probably
depends on a couple of things.
1) What reason does the User Manual give for wanting an
1) It may depend on what connections - if any - exist between
the AC neutral wire, the ground wire, and the earth ground terminal.
Depending on how they are connected - or not - to each other
might make it safer to not have an earth ground at the genset
and TT. Other connections might lead to opposite conclusion...
What does the schematic show?
Oh yes, will the chassis of the TT have an earth ground - ie hitch
jack or any metal part touching the earth, rather wood or plastic