Electrician Training Electrical Certification wiring recessed light fixtures Electrical Wiring Electrical Troubleshooting and Electrical Repairs wire outdoor light fixture Home Electrical Wiring Diagrams
wiring home generator and transfer switch wiring a 220 volt range cord outlet Wiring for GFCI Outlets Wiring Outlets and a Switched Outlet Wiring and Installing Ceiling Fans and Remote Controls wire dimmer switch wiring diagrams for switches wiring a dryer cord and 220 outlet circuit breaker panel
Electrical Wire and Cable

Generator and Transfer Switch Sizing

Can I plug a 15000 watt portable generator to a 12500 watt transfer switch with out causing an damage? How to Size a Generator Transfer Switch and Electrical Wiring.

Generator and Transfer Switch Installation
Electrical Question: Can I plug a 15000 watt portable generator to a 12500 watt transfer switch with out causing an damage?

This electrical wiring question came from: David, a Homeowner from Coucil Grove, Kansas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question David.

How to Size a Generator Transfer Switch and Electrical Wiring

Application: Installing a Generator.
Skill Level: Advanced – Licensed Electrical Contractor, Not Recommended for Homeowners.
Tools Required: Electricians pouch of hand tools and the various power tools necessary for installing the generator and transfer switch.
Estimated Time: Depends on the type and size of the generator and transfer switch and the available access to the project area.
Precaution: Any existing electrical wiring within the immediate area that may interfere with the installation of the transfer switch may need to be relocated if necessary.
Note: If your home has sustained damaged from a storm then be sure that home repair work has been authorized and coordinated through your local or state building authority and possibly FEMA. Also be sure to contact your homeowners insurance provider for specific information relating to the home repairs and living arrangements. Detailed photos should be taken of the damage to the home, contents and personal belongings.
Important: Installing a generator and transfer switch must be well thought out and performed with a permit with all work being inspected.

Planning for a Safe Generator and Transfer Switch Installation

The Following will assist you with your Electrical Question

electric-generator


« Why Your Microwave Oven Lost Power Planning Electrical Circuit Wiring »

Learn How to Wire it Right with my
Complete Guide to Home Electrical Wiring
Perfect for Homeowners, Students,
Handyman, Handywomen, and Electricians
Includes:
Wiring GFCI Outlets
Wiring Home Electrical Circuits
120 Volt and 240 Volt Outlet Circuits
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Electric Range
Wiring 3-Wire and 4-Wire Dryer Cord and Dryer Outlet
How to Troubleshoot and Repair Electrical Wiring
Wiring Methods for Upgrading Electrical Wiring
Electrical Codes for Home Electrical Wiring
....and much more.

Click here to learn more about Home Electrical Wiring
  repair electrical wiring  

Not the answer you're looking for?
Browse other questions in the following categories:

Electrical Wiring
Transfer Switch

Be Careful and Be Safe - Never Work on Energized Circuits!
Consult your Local Building Department about Permits and Inspections for all Electric Wiring Projects.

See more about Electrical Wiring in Your Local Area

COMMENTS and QUICK QUESTIONS:

If you are asking a Quick Question please make sure it is about This TOPIC:
“Generator and Transfer Switch Sizing”

Comments Posted here are Open for Quality Discussion and Participation.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT PUBLISH 3RD PARTY SPAM COMMENTS, TRACK-BACKS OR LINKS.



By submitting you agree to our Site Terms