I just bought a Harbor Freight generator for my whole house it is the 8750W peak/7000W running one, $500, and I am worried that it will cause issues with all of my ST connected devices in my house. I have 15+ GE in wall Dimmers and switches and a couple of other devices and I am worried about when I back feed my Panel with the generator.
I was told that the HF Generators don’t produce a true sine wave and that they are the closest to a box wave you can get, which is bad for sensitive electronics, so I have been doing a ton of research and all of the power conditioners and surge protectors and UPS systems don’t modify the sine wave on the way in and honestly I haven’t found any good information on what to do.
My question is has anyone used a generator to power their whole house though their panel and have you had any issues with your in wall switches or other devices? I am looking for some help before I fry my entire system and end up with $2K in light switch paper weights.