Getting the wires from the generator to the batteries.
Again this is just a way that I have done it, it does not mean it is the only way.
If you have a triangular tower, or a break over pole
you can just run the wires down the inside of the tower or pole.
If your pole is going to be more solid like 2"
pipe down to 1.5" pipe then what you need to do is weld a short
piece of 1.5" on the outside of the top of the 1.5" pipe.
As for the wire to use, I personally like a
good 10/2 or 10/3 extension cord from a discount house. If you
can find a reasonably priced 8/2 or 8/3 that would be even better.
An extension cord is flexible and not to expensive to buy.
A small generator system like the Ametek 30 and 40 only need one
extension cord for the run. If you have a larger unit like the
Boss or one of the new TLG units you will want to buy two of them and wire them together to increase your
ability to deliver the amps.
If you are thinking ahead you can buy the cords to be just about the right length. Lets say you pole is a 30 foot pole. Buy a 25 foot extension cord and your plug will end up right at 5 foot off the ground. Then if it is another 25 foot to the batteries, just buy another 25 footer and you have the plugs you need to make that connection at the ground. Cut the remaining male plug off at the batteries and wire it up to your diode.
This type of setup prevents the need for a Slip
Ring. They are