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 you have a break over pole as shown on my site just run the wires on down the inside of the top pipe then down the side of the bottom pipe in big eyelets to let the wire turn freely.

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.
This short piece can be about 18" long and have about 6" or so inches overlapping the main pipe.  In this setup the wires would run down inside the 18" long pipe and down the outside edge of the main pole.  A "loose" eyelet every 5 foot or so should keep the wires going straight down the pole and still allow them to twist as needed.

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.
What I mean by that is cut the end of the cord off, strip all three wires and solder them together.  Do that on both ends.
For the small units needing only one cord I leave the male plug (prong side) on the extension cord and put a female connector (hole side) on the wires that goes on to the batteries.

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
expensive to buy and many of them are VERY high maintenance!
If the wires were to ever tangle or twist up just unplug it, let it unwind, and plug it back in.  Worse case scenario you may have to unplug the connection every 4 to 6 months.

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