Know your generator! Read all the information on installation, safety, and maintenance, and follow the instructions regarding maintenance and testing.
The easiest safe way to temporarily connect a portable generator to a refrigerator or other small appliance is to simply run an extension cord of adequate size between the generator and the appliance. Above all, do not try to use a "cheater" or modified extension cord to plug a generator directly into a wall receptacle.
To directly connect a generator to your main electrical supply so that it can power the whole house requires installing a double-pole, double-throw transfer switch. BCEC will install a transfer switch at no charge. For more information about transfer switch as far as proper size, pricing, or to schedule an install please call us at (417) 682-5636.