4. A combination of methods may be advantageous and necessary to provide desired ground resistance. A combination of multiple rods and soil treatment is effective and has the advantages of both of these methods; multiple long rods are effective where conditions permit this type of installation.
After you are sure you have a good ground, connect the clamp and the ground cable to the top ground rod section (fig. 3-6, view B), and secure the connection by tightening the screw.
A typical generator set is outlined in figure 3-8, showing the load cables and output load terminals.
WARNING Before attempting to connect the load cables to the load terminals of a generator set, make sure the set is not operating and there is no input to the load.
Refer to figure 3-8 as you follow this procedural discussion for making load connections.
1. Open the access door and disconnect the transparent cover by loosening six quick-release fasteners. Remove the wrench clipped to the cover.
NOTE: Be sure to maintain the proper phase relationship between the cable and the load terminals; that is, A0 to L1, B0 to L2, and so forth.
2. Attach the load cables in the following order: L0, L3, L2, and L1 as specified in step 3 below.
Figure 3-8. - Load cable connections.Continue Reading