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Permanently connected generators

Permanently connected stationary generators are better suited for providing backup power to the home in the event of power outages.

A licensed electrical contractor must be used to connect your generator to your house circuit, meeting Energex or Ergon Energy requirements.

The installation must meet Australian Standards for electrical safety:

Your electrical contractor must also install a permanently wired changeover switch. This allows power to be fed from only one source. Either your generator or your Energex or Ergon Energy supply at one time. This prevents dangerous backfeeding.

Never run generators indoors.

Last updated
12 September 2019

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