Can the neutral be bonded to ground on the P2000?
My water heater refuses to run without a bonded neutral.
Assuming I was using a transfer switch with the P2000, will the invertor fry if the transfer switch has neutral bonded to ground in the switch?
The P2000 has a floating neutral from the factory and I want to know why, only one of the following answers would prevent me from bonding the neutral myself:
1) Because it's assumed that many will use the P2000 with a transfer switch that bonds the neutral and, since you can only perform that bonding in one place for safety reasons, those customers would have to remove the bonding in the generator in order to safely use it with their transfer switch.
2) No good reason other than to save 10 cents on a jumper wire in the generator.
3) Because it would give people who have not grounded the P2000 with a 8' grounding rod a false sense of security that their outlets were "safe".
4) THIS IS THE BIGGIE: Because the invertor would fry/catch fire/blow up if you do this... if this is the reason, I'm not going to try it.
Thanks - Harold
6 months ago
Monmouth, NJ, USA