Connection Interfaces from Generac Industrial Generators
June 1, 2011
Generac Power Systems, Inc. has improved its Customer Connection Interface (CCI) that will be incorporated into all lines of its industrial generators. One of the most significant CCI improvements concerns the wiring design. To achieve the easiest possible configuration, Generac repositioned the generator circuit breakers to provide more room for cable regrouping, and to allow the cables to run straight into the breaker bays-with or without cable glanding. As a result, installers can now place Generac gaseous-fueled units and those diesel units without base tanks directly over the conduit stub-up and pull all cables freely to the breakers. The CCI also offers optional main lug connections in either of the circuit breaker bays for applications that require main lug connections without a circuit breaker for easier selective coordination. Additionally, the generator can be configured with a single output breaker on one side and a set of main lug connections on the other side for easy load bank access. The CCI improvements also address updates to NEC 700.9 and UL2200, and their interpretations by inspectors.