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Old 01-11-2019, 07:44 PM   #1
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Electrical Panel

Hello everyone hope itís been a good year so far.
I have a question: whilst running my generator how hot should the electrical panel be to call it normal!
The drawers above it were slit hot so Iím wondering!
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:28 PM   #2
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Electric panel....hot.....NOT normal

Check for loose connections from gen to transfer switch to main panel
Check HOT and Neutral plus ground connections.
Also look for softened insulation, darken wires etc

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Old 01-12-2019, 01:31 AM   #3
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I tend to agree, unless your converter is also built into your electrical panel, if so it might get warm, though if it is getting very hot this is still a cause for concern.
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:26 AM   #4
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The way an arc welder works is the resistance caused by the gap between the rod tip and the work creates enough heat to melt metal. Heat is evidence of resistance and that’s not a good thing in your electrical system.

One of the issues can be an aluminum component in the circuit. Aluminum oxidizes (evaporates) and creates resistance. They have some coatings that will prevent that like when you use aluminum cable. I would look for loose fittings and be concerned.
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