SMITTY wrote:My china generator didn't have a 240 plug either. I put one in. Most gens still have 2 legs of 120 to power the different outlets, so you hook those to the 14L-30 plug .... but being that it's 3500W I wouldn't expect too much from it. My china one was 6500W. Worked great as long as the 2 legs had a balanced draw.
The problem for many in rewiring the two legs is on the generator family we are discussing, each winding can only handle 13A or so. The circuit breakers won't protect the windings if modified for 240V.
There near identical similar generators with a 120/240 switch and a 240V outlet. They have ~13A breakers on each leg plus a heaver breaker such that when in 120V mode (combined windings), the 20A outlets are safety protected on the load side with another breaker.
The two winding configuration is specifically so they can use the same generator component on 120V or 120/240 products.
Hacking without adding low current breakers as in the switched 120/240V models is begging for fried windings.