Groudning for Gas Furnace >> EZ Generator Swith >> AC200P?

In Ontario, Canada, my natural gas furnace is hard wired. I would like to install an EZ GENERATOR SWITCH for the gas furnace and whenever there is a power outage, flick the switch and plug it into an AC200P.

I thought this would be straightforward but after reading many web and forum posts, I am unsure of how to do this. I’m hoping the user EZGeneratorSwitch, Bluetti support, or another user could help. Thank you.

bluetti as well as several others Do Not have a neutral bonded to ground. Think of it as the unit is producing (2) 60 volt legs…you can not ground/bond their “so called neutral”. The unit see’s it as a short to earth rather than a true neutral which is bonded to earth/ground at the first means of disconnect or the unit. You will basically cook that leg and thereby destroying your unit. Use our switch as delivered to avoid this issue, do not convert. (Source: EZGeneratorSwitch, July 25)

Question 1: Did I understand correctly that the Bluetti has a floating neutral and that the EZ Generator switch should NOT be converted to the floating neutral configuration, but “used as delivered”?

Bluetti is floating but you will cook that unit if you ground “their neutral” so what is your option…switch the neutrals and ground the case BUT they make a provision for you to do that !!! (Source: EZGeneratorSwitch, July 25)

Question 2: Is there a typo? Did ZGeneratorSwitch mean “they make a provision for you [not] to do that”?

So in conclusion, it is very important to bond the case of your unit to earth via a ground rod of some type. (Source: EZGeneratorSwitch, July 25)

Question 3: How can I bond the case of my AC200P to the earth? Do I need to drill through the plastic casing? I’m not sure how to present this to my electrician so that he can set up the the EZ Genereator Switch and the AC200P. I thought this would be simple. It seems more complicated that the standard generator inlets and gas generators everyone is used to. I would rather use a Bluetti battery than a gas generator.

Thank you for your help!

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I’ve been thinking about this as well. Although for completely different reasons. How would one go about “grounding” a Bluetti power box? I think, from my reading, that the consensus on the forum is that you cannot… I don’t have an answer for you. But I wish some people with more knowledge on the topic would chime in.