The installation and wiring for a backup generator using a simple interlock kit is fairly simple and reasonably affordable. Certainly this is much cheaper than going with a whole home backup generator and automatic transfer switch. The wiring should be performed by an electrician but if you choose to DIY you can do it with only some simple tools and hardware. The items I used for my installation are linked below.

Generator – Duromax XP13000E –
Interlock Kit – You will need one for your specific breaker box –
50 Amp Eaton Breaker –
Gas Tank –
Generator Extension Cord –
Generator Power Inlet Box –


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