How to hook up a generator to your well pump
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I'm a weol engineer - but please don't judge me by that. I heat with wood, fix broken things and love camping with my family. I'm a closet solar nerd, love coupons, generattor scared to dumpster dive and love Maybe you have yo cool charcoal powered or a multi-fuel generator. However many fail to think through how exactly they will power the items they want to run when the grid is down. In June of my family experienced a 10 day power outage. It was eye opening. It was degrees during the day with periods of heavy rain. I had to run a sump pump to keep my basement dry, a refrigerator, freezer for food preservation, a portable AC unit in the living room to protect my infant, we charged phones, and ran the wifi router.
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It was a pain. I decided then pumpp there I would find a better way. A generator transfer switch is the legal and proper way to power your home with an emergency generator. There are three main types: Each has varying degrees of complexity, benefits and expense. Automatic transfer switches will sense a power loss, start your standby generator and automatically move your load to the generator.
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The water at the bottom of the well is under pressure which pushes the water to within 60' of the surface. So Gemerator am drawing water from 60', not feet. I will set my pump at ' to ensure that it stays completely submerged with no chance for the draw-down hoo let the pump run dry. Some areas closer to Houston have water levels approaching ' feet deep, so obviously they need larger HP etc to get the same amount of water to the surface. Desert and mountainous areas may also have deep water levels and HP will go up. Lower well yield means deeper pump settings etc. Regardless of the well depth etc. When starting, the motor surges the amps by at least double, and your generator needs to be able to handle this surge.
The brand of the generator makes a very big difference when using a generator to power a well pump.
The internally regulated generators have an extra winding in the generator stator. The extra winding generrator the output current to automatically adjust the output voltage. Thus you can use a smaller internally-regulated generator to start a well pump than a larger externally regulated generator. I have seen this with my own eyes. The wiring also makes a difference. The smaller or longer the wire, the more voltage is lost due to resistance, and the more amps the motor has to draw to make up for the difference.
If the volts go down, the Amps go up to compensate.
When using a generator I always try to wire the pump up separately with a short-run of wire, usually 10 gauge for 1. Always try to run the pump on v if it is equipped to do so. I only run the well pump by itself so I am not using any of the generators extra capacity on other items. I normally will pressure up the tank to it's normal operating pressure or maybe slightly above by increasing the pressure switch setting. I can then disconnect my well from my generator and use water sparingly. As the water level goes down the pressure gets lower and lower until I finally have to run the well again.