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    Default Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    Does anyone have or know where I can get a wiring diagram for tieing in a standby generator into a house circuit?
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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    A quick google search yielded this...


    http://redcross.tallytown.com/librar...yGenerator.pdf

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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    Thanks for the quick response and for taking the time to get this for me!

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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by Barneyhunts
    Does anyone have or know where I can get a wiring diagram for tieing in a standby generator into a house circuit?
    Thanks
    You might also have a look at this site... This is the most cost effective method I have come across. If you want to see an example, go to your local Home Depot, Loews or a local electrical supply house and look at their whole house electrical panels. They usually have an interlocked generator-ready panel on display/on the shelf... This company makes UL approved retrofit kits for existing panels. The FAQ section on their website has diagrams and more info on how it works.

    Generator InterLock Kit
    Ron

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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    You might also check out this thread. I had a similar question and got a lot of good inputs to help.
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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    While this isn't the least expensive, it looks like the easiest to have installed and an absolute no brainer to switch to backup power supply. It's an atuomatic switch installed at the meter base, and comes with the cord to plug to your generator. It's a very safe option that requires no wiring changes to your panel. My electric company sells these and installs them for free.
    GenerLink.com - About GenerLink - The easy way to connect a home generator

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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    Quote Originally Posted by Ford850
    While this isn't the least expensive, it looks like the easiest to have installed and an absolute no brainer to switch to backup power supply. It's an atuomatic switch installed at the meter base, and comes with the cord to plug to your generator. It's a very safe option that requires no wiring changes to your panel. My electric company sells these and installs them for free.
    GenerLink.com - About GenerLink - The easy way to connect a home generator
    Sounds interesting. How much do they charge?

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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    My co-op electric company charges $625 for the installed unit, including the 20' cord. $715 for a unit that has surge protection. They will spread the payments over 12 months and add them to your monthly electric bill, with no interest. They also offer a lease program of $10 and $13 per month, accordingly.
    It's a very nice program with some payment flexibility, and it protects customers and the electric company alike.

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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    My power company does a pretty good job, so I don't need the generator enough to bother with a transfer switch. I just shut down my main breaker and anything else that I don't need so I can keep the load below what my generator can provide. I have a cord that I can hook to the generator and back feed through a welder outlet in my garage. Guess I better add that the garage is NOT attached to the house!!! I leave the garage door cracked a few feet but keep the generator out of the weather.

    Just have to keep an eye on the neighbors house to see when power is restored.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Generator transfer switch wiring diagram

    Thanks ! This is intweresting, Jack
    Quote Originally Posted by RonMar
    You might also have a look at this site... This is the most cost effective method I have come across. If you want to see an example, go to your local Home Depot, Loews or a local electrical supply house and look at their whole house electrical panels. They usually have an interlocked generator-ready panel on display/on the shelf... This company makes UL approved retrofit kits for existing panels. The FAQ section on their website has diagrams and more info on how it works.

    Generator InterLock Kit

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