Article was added on Thursday, September 07, 2017
Follow these simple guidelines and assure yourself a safe
experience with your power generator:
- Be careful that all necessary electrical grounding procedures
are followed during each and every use. Improper grounding can be
- Do not operate the generator near flammable substances that
could result in a possible explosion.
- Several parts of the generator may become extremely hot during
and for some time after operation. Keep combustible materials well
away from the generator.
- Always operate the generator in a well ventilated area. Never
operate a generator indoors.
- Inspect all wiring and/or extension cords from the generator to
the connected devices. Damaged or worn out cords can lead to a
possible fire or electrical shock. Replace any damaged or worn
- Do not operate a generator in rain or damp areas or with wet
hands. This could lead to the operator suffering a severe
- NEVER connect a generator directly to your home wiring system,
unless you are using an approved electrical transfer / disconnect
switch. This type of switch should only be installed by a licensed
- When using extension cords outdoors, use only extension cords
marked "For Outdoor Use."
Santee Electric Cooperative offers financing for the purchase
of emergency backup generators! Power-On-Call provides for purchases up
to $1,500 with no interest, up to 12 months with approved
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