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Generator and Transfer Switch Sizing


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How to Size a Generator Transfer Switch and Electrical Wring – The generator and transfer switch should have the same ratings.
In most cases the transfer switch is rated higher than the generator, especially if the generator is portable.

Planning for a Safe 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 Wring

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