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Planning and Installing a Home Generator System: The complete home electrical system should be considered when installing a home generator system and transfer switch. Upgrading portions of an aging home electrical system is advisable. Here are some key factors that you should consider before attempting such a project.
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Generator Transfer Switch
Summary: See how a transfer switch ensures a safe isolation of the electric utility company and your home generator.
The Generator Transfer Interlock Safety Switch
Manual Transfer Switches
Generators smaller then 4,000 watts are in most instances not capable of powering a home during a power outage because they can not provide the needed power for electrical loads such as motors, well pumps and ventilation blowers on a central heating system.
Home Generator Transfer Switch
A typical home supplied with 200-amp electric service can actually support a load of approximately 45,000 watts (45kW) of electric demand.
|A Manual Transfer Switch
This illustration shows a manual transfer switch. Notice that the handle will only allow contact with one source of electricity at a time and also has a center position which stops the flow of electricity all together.
Portable Generator Transfer Switch
30 amp transfer switch
The 30 amp transfer switch is very common because this is one of the most widely sold sizes of portable generators.
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