Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-17-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
New Member
 
2005 25' Safari
Pittsboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 3
bonding ground & neutral

I purchased a Firman generator which runs and starts easly. When connected to the EMS I get error code E-9 . I think it has to do with ground. How can I fix this. Firman seems to be no help.
__________________

David J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2018, 06:21 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
2015 30' Classic
Pleasanton , California
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 717
You need a ground-neutral bond. Here's a link to show you how to make this plug.
__________________

__________________
Al, K6IV
2015 30' Classic, "Chez Nu"
2014 RAM 2500 w/Cummins Diesel
ProPride Hitch, 400 W Solar
alano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2018, 08:21 PM   #3
Half a Rivet Short
 
2017 30' Classic
Carlisle , Pennsylvania
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 6,157
Hi

When feeding an RV you need to bond the neutral to the ground at the source ( = the generator). You also *should* do something to connect the ground to a "real ground". A spike in the ground is one way to do this, there are other possibilities.

If the generator is feeding a house through the breaker panel, this ground bond is not needed (= don't do it).

Bob
uncle_bob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2018, 08:48 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
GMFL's Avatar

 
2014 23' International
Dadeville , Alabama
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 2,049
Images: 4
Blog Entries: 30
You can make yourself a homemade 30 amp Dogbone for your generator with a 30 amp plug, single gang box, cover, and a short 10ga pigtail with a 20amp plug
Wire the 30amp plug just like normal but add a short jumper wire between the ground and the neutral. This will bond the neutral outside the trailer and at the power source like it is inside the panel box/shore power supply.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	9F77465E-37AA-4C41-AAC6-7C9074A12E68.jpeg
Views:	21
Size:	45.3 KB
ID:	323363  
GMFL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2018, 10:34 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar
 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 2,870
The simplest is to make a cheater plug.
Take a plain old three prong male plug,
Run a jumper wire from the green ground to the white (silver) neutral.
Then while on generator, just plug that into any unused 120v. outlet on the generator.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Portable-Generator-Neutral-Ground-Bonding-Edison-Plug-NGB.jpg
Views:	19
Size:	244.2 KB
ID:	323370  
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Neutral-ground in Honda & Yamaha gennies? DarrellT Generators & Solar Power 25 07-16-2018 04:30 PM
Odd electrical ground / neutral issue on '89 370 classic romakdaddy Classic Motorhomes 29 10-23-2013 06:44 PM
Neutral Ground Fault on ciruit 1 ViewRVs Argosy Motorhomes 10 06-05-2013 08:31 PM
Hot Ground/Neutral Reversed Snaken49 Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 14 08-23-2009 04:27 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.