I have 220 VAC 26amp dust collector that I need to run off a generator for my mobile business. The manufacture of the dust collector says to put it on a 40 amp circuit. When I hook the dust collector up to my 30 amp 9,000 starting watt generator it starts but slowly; once it starts the dust collector runs flawlessly. If I hook the dust collector to my homes 40 amp circuit then it starts right away. Due to this I bought a 50 amp 15,000 starting watt generator. When I connect the dust collector to the 50 amp circuit, the 50 amp circuit trips immediately. What is going on here?
The dust collector has a three wire (black, white, and green). I connected the dust collector to the generators 50 amp circuit with a four wire plug (black to black, white to red, and green to green).