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Don't make a cable to plug a generator into an outlet in your house, it is incredibly dangerous! Power from your generator will back-feed into the power lines, posing a severe unexpected shock hazard to any line-workers who may be fixing the lines - the very same reason you are wanting to use your generator!
Plug your appliances into your generator. If you want to power the outlets in your house from the generator do it right and install a generator transfer switch.
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS.
No. The reason for this is the plug configurations are different and this is for safety reasons. Back feeding a generator into your home's wiring system is very dangerous and has killed linemen working on downed power lines. The generator will back feed voltage through the pole top transformers and energize the downed line back up to its primary voltage of 13,200 volts. This is how the linemen get killed thinking that they are working on de energized primary lines. If you want to have a correct installation installed in your home, call a licenced electrician and he can walk you through the procedure that has to be done and give you a price to do the work. The job when completed will be approved by the electrical inspector and when you connect your generator to the house it will give you peace of mind knowing that you are not going to get someone killed or badly burned.
I am assuming you are trying to find all outlets that are connected together in a circuit. The easiest way is to have a tone generator. They make a few different kinds. In one you plug in a tone generator that is built into a standard AC plug and you can put the receiver at the electric panel to locate the breaker that controls that outlet and you would do this for all outlets by "Toning Out" each outlet in question. In another method you connect a tone generator to any outlet and then use the receiver to see which other outlets have the tone present. In this method you should turn off the power to the outlet you are using as the starting point. If you have no tone generator you can turn off breaker for the outlet where you will start and use a volt meter to find all other outlets that are off. You can get a good toner for $20 to $30.
Your question is likely based on the mistaken impression that you can power your house this way if there is a power outage. If you are even thinking this you are not capable of pulling this off without potential dire consequences. There is no polite way to say this, you would be stupid to try this. McIver could do this, but you shouldn't try this unless you want to burn down your house and perhaps kill you and your family. To provide backup generator for your house you need an automatic or manual transfer switch to connect the generator.
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Because the ground is missing in a three prong, the appliance uses a ground strap off the neutral if the ground wire is missing. New codes require a 4 prong outlet if the electrical is being installed new. Remember, if you use a 4 prong, the outlet must be a 4prong outlet, this means it must have 2-hots, 1-neutral, 1-ground. If the outlet does not have these then there is no use having a 4 prong plug on the appliance.
If you properly connect a 3 conductor cable to a 4 prong twist lock plug end this can be done. You must be sure that the grounding conductor and neutral are connected to the right terminals. Then the hot conductor, probably black, will connect to only one of the hot terminals. It wouldn't matter which. In this configuration you have 120v supplied from a 240v twist lock outlet and the cable can be connected to anything that requires just 3 conductors and 120v.
You connect them in parallel. For the first outlet connect black (Hot) to the brass colored screw, the White (Neutral) to the silver colored screw and the bare wire to the green screw. Do the bare wire in such a way that you can also attach it via a wire nut to the supply wire bare wire for the next outlet. Then connect the Black and White of this supply wire for next outlet to the Brass and Silver screws that have no wires attached yet.
The input white wire is connected directly to neutral side of the outlet. The input black wire is connected directly to one of the switch posts. Find a short piece of black wire and connect it from the OTHER side of the switch post to the "hot" side of the outlet. Connect the input ground wire to both the outlet and the switch.
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