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It is now easier and safer than ever to connect a portable generator to your home's power system. FKEC's "GenSafe" program allows cooperative member-consumers to purchase a meter that includes an outlet for a portable generator. The GenSafe device is installed behind your electric meter, which allows you to easily and safely connect a portable generator to your home’s existing wiring system.
Once the device is installed, a homeowner can simply turn off all breakers, plug a portable generator into the GenSafe outlet using the supplied cord, and then start the generator. Once the generator is plugged in and running, the homeowner can control which appliances receive power by turning on the appropriate circuit breakers at the panel
When in use, GenSafe automatically disconnects the home from FKEC's power grid to prevent dangerous "back feed" which can re-energize power lines and possibly injure repair crews working in the area. The device also includes a surge protector to provide a level of protection for appliances being powered by the generator.
All “GenSafe” instructions must be followed precisely
to avoid damage to appliances.
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$875 + tax (generator size: up to 10,000 watts)
• Installation included. As a not-for-profit cooperative, FKEC is installing the devices at cost as a service to its member-consumers.
Generator not included
Benefits of a "GenSafe"
- Easily connects your portable generator to your home's power system at the meter.
- Eliminates hassle of multiple extension cords or installing an expensive transfer switch.
- Automatically disconnects home from power grid and prevents dangerous "back feed" that re-energizes power lines and threatens repair crews.
- Includes surge protector, which provides a level of protection for appliances run by generator power.
- Allows homeowners to easily control which appliances receive power by turning on the appropriate circuit breakers at the home’s breaker panel.
- FKEC installs 1-2 weeks from purchase date.
- Installation takes about one hour.
- The homeowner must be present to review safety checklist with FKEC installer.
- The quick-connect cord is specific for each generator, so the style of plug required by the generator must be known when ordering the GenSafe device.
- The cord provided is 20-feet long. Longer cords can be purchased directly through Generlink, the device manufacturer.
Up to 10,000 watts
Remember, the capacity of your generator determines the amount of power supplied to your home, not the GenSafe device. Homeowners should purchase a generator that is rated to run the largest appliances needed during an outage.
GenSafe is only for use with portable generators to be temporarily connected.
Note, GenSafe cannot be used with bi-directional meters used by interconnected solar members (net metering).
Home Panel Capacity
Your home must be 200 amps or less.
The average home is 200 amps or less; to check look at
your main breaker.
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Please note: Combined loads will vary due to appliance demand. Rotation of appliances may be necessary due to starting wattage requirements and capacity of generator. Start up loads will peak higher than continuous load.
Payment for the device cannot be included on your electric bill. Payment can be made by cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.
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