So I read this question: Hooking two (gasoline) generators together to make 220VAC
And it’s close to what I’m wanting to do but not quite. We had a power outage due to weather. I purchased a generator that is 30 amps but 120 V. Initially I was going to wire this to allow power to come to both phases of my panel but I decided against it. I just opted for bare minimum until the power came back on. I want to purchase a second generator and come up with a better solution in the future just in case.
The generator manufacturer makes a parallel kit but it appears to only double the output wattage not the volts which is understandable. I get that running 220 V can cause phase issues. That’s not what I want to do. I don’t care about running any 220 V devices during an outage. My hot water heater is the only 220 V device I missed and I’m swapping it out with a gas one.
Can I possibly buy two of these generators, the parallel kit, and somehow make a plug/setup that will allow me to have the combined 60 amp capacity, still 120 V but on both legs of the power?
I realize that a standby generator and transfer switch is the way to go but I don’t want to spend that much money.