Transitioning to Electric Vehicles has made me more aware that we are dependent upon the electric companies for reliable power. I decided to search for a used generator and install it on my home for backup power. I am now ready for Elon's Zombie Apocalypse! I thought everyone here would enjoy seeing some photos. Found the generator I was looking for 30 KW Engineers Special in Los Angeles. It was previously used by Nextel as backup power for a remote cell site. This Generator is set up to produce either single phase or three phase with the flip of a switch. It was previously set up to monitor all parameters of the generator remotely from a cellular data link. It has a 120 gal tank which would run for some time if necessary. It burns about 1 gal per hour with a moderate load. It is powered by a 62 HP John Deer turbo diesel. I paid $7500 and it has 5000 hours on it. The seller told me that it weighed 6000 lbs, and when I got there it was 8200 lbs with 900 lbs of fuel on board! It was a little much for my 1/2 ton pickup. I melted my catalytic converter, started a small fire, but Cal Fire was going the opposite direction, saw it happen and put it out immediately. You may see a little smoke in the background. Well finally got it home, and in position with help from my friends at Johnboys Towing. I fabricated a connection point with Cam Loks to keep the generator portable. I dug about 300 feet of trench with Direct burial wire and control wires. I used 2/0 aluminum good for up to 190 amps as service entry. This terminated at my meter panel where there are 2 X 200 amp services. On the opposite side of the meter panel I installed 2 X 200 amp automatic transfer switches. These automatically start the generator in the event of grid loss, and once weekly for 20 minutes to exercise the generator. This was a fun project and everything went together seamlessly. When going on an exercise cycle, I dont even notice the transition in the home. Monitoring the voltage, the generator runs at only several volts less than the utility power. This generator has no problems charging the Tesla even at the full 80 amps from the HPWC.