back feed 220v or 120v?

cabin with no power-just generator. has dryer hook up and regular 120 v hook up in shed where generator is...would the 220v hook up be better than the 120v?

curiouse i am about this. want to use electric heater  and wood stove.

also could i hook up both 120v and 220v at same time? might need more than one heater and fridge also. cold n do not like cold so i want to be toasty when i am done hunting.

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  • 2 months ago

    Use upto 120v only

  • 2 months ago

    you make a mess out of it

  • 2 months ago

    use 110v heaters only and beware of trying to overload the generator

  • 2 months ago

    back feed 220v or 120v?

    ABSOLUTELY NOT. There are exactly ZERO cases in which you should even THINK about back-feeding ANYTHING.

    You need to have a professional properly wire the generator.

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  • John
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    A back feed came close to killing me. It was a 480 back feed. A female electrician did it and I had the soft start turned off, locked and tagged. Electrocution is horrible pain.

  • y
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Running the generator from the shed to a panel in the cabin, that is 220/240. Would be the best route to take. 

    You really should look at a generator calaualtor, figure out exactly what it is you plan on running, plop it into the calculator, add a bit, to size the generator. You'll also need out figure out fuel source, which one you will use, need, how often you'll need to get it, how to store it, all that jazz.

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