Hello folks, this is my first post here. I am needing some opinions/help in deciding how to run a 8000 watt rated (10k watt surge ) portable generator on my 2.5 ton Miller mobile home outside AC unit. I have read conflicting stories that it will work, it won't, it will with a hard start capacitor.
My unit is a Miller Model msc-36E-c2. It says on the side plate - 83.5 LR amps and 17.9 RL amps.
The breaker is rated at 40amps
My Generator has a 30 amp 240v and a 50amp 240v reciptable
So my question....Could I wire in a Reliance reciptable box that will accept the generator 30 or 50amp cord and trip out the 40amp house breaker, start up the generator and run the AC unit ?
I done quite a bit of wiring in the past. Wired my 100amp garage service. Wired in a Reliance switching box for a separate generator ( 7500 w ) which workjs very well
Your opinions and help is VERY much appreciated.