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    Howdy,

    Part of the BII list a grounding stud which was supposed to be installed. The manuals show 2 locations to which it can be installed.
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    Front right corner
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    Where it is going on this unit
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    I was wondering about this, my 803A is in the back of my Toyota that has a plastic bed liner- is the house ground enough or should I ground the MEP as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRM View Post
    I was wondering about this, my 803A is in the back of my Toyota that has a plastic bed liner- is the house ground enough or should I ground the MEP as well?
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    Howdy,
    If you have it connected to house, then you should have a 4-wire connection. The bonding connection should be disconnected.

    The grounding stud is meant for a ground connection for the trailer as it continues on to the ground stud in the generator.

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    You can and should run a ground wire from the gen set to a ground rod, driven into the ground. Using the ground from the house is fine, but wha happen, say when your cable to the house is damaged, and you have no ground from the house? The gen set should always have its own ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyfang View Post
    The gen set should always have its own ground.
    Not true here in the USA as that is usually contrary to electrical codes when used as a home backup power source. Yes, a ground rod should be used when operating the generator out in the field.
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    Howdy,
    OK,

    In the field,
    ground rod in the ground and connected to generator ground, neutral-ground bond connection in place

    To a house,
    you are using your panels grounding system, 4-wire connection to your panel, neutral-ground bond disconnected.
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    Howdy,
    I have a 6 awg wire which is hooked at the ground lug terminal which goes out to this ground stud placed on the corner of the trailer flat. The connection is actually at the mounting point on the bottom of the stud.
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