If you use a portable or RV generator during power outages, AEP Ohio has this advice.
Make sure it is properly installed. Have it installed by a qualified electrician who will ensure that it meets national, state and local electrical codes.
Do not plug the generator into your circuit box. Portable generators “back feed” electricity up the line and risk the lives of repair workers and the public. Follow the manufacturers’ instructions carefully, and plug essential appliances directly into the generator.
More information about the use of generators and other safety tips are available under Outages & Problems on www.aep.com.
This is a public service safety message from AEP Ohio.