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Phil Graham:

--- Quote from: Craig Hauber on October 05, 2013, 03:53:18 PM ---What's "floated" mean?  Is the ground simply not connected to anything but the metal of the generator housing?
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Craig. On a "floating neutral" generator the ground is only attached to the metal of the generator, and it is specifically design to operate not terminated to earth. Further, there is no neutral - ground bond point on these generators.

I wrote a detailed sidebar on the specific topic of floating neutral generators in an article for a major industry trade rag, I'm happy to send you the text of that sidebar via email if you PM me.

Cheers,

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