New 6800...when I plug my transfer panel into it, the GFCI breaker trip
about 6,800-Watt Idle Down Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator with Yamaha MZ360 on
May 29, 2015
Have been using an Artic Cat 2500 watt generator with a transfer panel, 3-4 times a year for 15-20 years. Now, simply due to the age of the Artic, I decided to get a new generator, got the Ridgid 6800
Got it delivered, unpacked, set up and running. Ran a basic test of plugging a power tool into each outlet, all seemed to work fine, etc.
Then unrolled the power cord from the transfer panel that I’ve used for years, flipped the transfer switch to separate the very few basic circuits I run off generator power like I've done for years, plugged it into an outlet on the 6800 like I've done on the other generator for years, and the 6800's GFCI breaker trips immediately.
I temporarily ran a couple of large extension cords into the house and powered the same things that the transfer panel is connected to and the 6800 ran them fine, no GFCI breakers tripped, etc
So the 6800 generator seems to work fine in stand-alone mode driving all the same circuits using extension cords that the transfer panel operated for years with the other generator.
The only thing different is when the transfer panel cord is plugged into the 6800, the 6800 GFCI trips...making me think the problem may be as simple as a "phase' issue...which might be solved by simply swapping / reversing the transfer panel power cord wire connections at the transfer panel?
Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks, Bill
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