When hooking up a portable generator, remember to use the right power cord. The power provided by the generator should be read carefully, as it is provided in watts, whereas power cords are typically measured in amps. The right outlets should be matched with the appropriate power cords.
In addition to matching the power supplies, users should also be sure to never directly connect the portable generator to an outlet in the home. Users should also avoid running the generator immediately at the same time as other appliances, as the generator could overload, which damages the socket and all attached appliances.