electrical / generator questions
I have a 5500 watt(6500 surge) genset im a little confused on how it handles loads. the generator has a 120V/20A duplex and a 4 prong twist lock and a breaker for each. the breaker specs are 125/250V/20A.
say I want to use all 5500 watts. is it best to split the load 2500w to the duplex/20 amp breaker and 2500 to the 4 prong/20 amp breaker?
I plan on back feeding in to the house and I am trying to use the genset as efficiently as I can. any and all info is greatly appreciated.
side note: I know how every one feels about back feeding with out a transfer panel but i plan to only back feed my basment. My basement currently has its own service panel which is NOT connected to my main panel. during emergency power outages we move to the basment where we have a wood stove but need electricity.