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    Default Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    I bought a pto generator, and now I need the transfer switch to tie it into my electrical panel. I got the plug and cable that goes from the genset to the panel, had to unhook it myself, and saw how his was wired. He had a Dayton manual transfer switch that is no longer available. I find several references to a GE switch on the forum, but haven't been able to find one. Lowes lists it on their website, but none of the stores say they can get it. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    try a farther out store.

    last time I was in lowes in lake county.. they had a few xfer switches.

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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    Quote Originally Posted by Eyecatcher View Post
    I bought a pto generator, and now I need the transfer switch to tie it into my electrical panel. I got the plug and cable that goes from the genset to the panel, had to unhook it myself, and saw how his was wired. He had a Dayton manual transfer switch that is no longer available. I find several references to a GE switch on the forum, but haven't been able to find one. Lowes lists it on their website, but none of the stores say they can get it. Any ideas?
    Howdy,

    Congrats on the generator.

    What size is it? There are lots of ways to tie it into your panel.
    generator-transfer-switch-connection-choices

    post back with questions
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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    Where in Lake County did you see these?

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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    The gen I bought is a 20KW. I still haven't found a transfer switch. I want a 2 pole double throw switch that goes between the meter and the main disconnect panel. I have a 200 amp main bfkr that feeds a 100amp and a 125 amp that in turn feed the house and the outbldgs. This was all installed and inspected at the time of svc change. There is no more space in the main panel. I don't want an automatic switch, because I don't want to leave the pto gen hooked up permanently. I don't want to backfeed a breaker, because I want my wife to be able to hook this up in my absence.

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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    Howdy,
    The proper back-feed interlock is safe and easy enough to do. A DPDT switch accomplishes the same thing but involves your utility, permits, electrician.

    You will need to make yourself a full power inlet plug for the generator. You can hard wire the cable set with the anderson connector on one end, and have them contained in a box where you hook it up. I use a cable set with plugs at each end. This way I leave the cable set with the generator, and plug it into my inlet.

    Wife to do it?
    order of events then, pull out tractor, pull out pto generator, hook onto tractor, hook up pto shaft, pull tractor and generator into place, (with interlock) turn main off, slide interlock, turn on generator breaker, make your power.
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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    The back feed intlk system won't work on my disconnect panel. I have a 200 amp main brkr centered in the top of the panel, a 125 and a 100 below one on each side. I'd have to change the main disconnect panel to use the interlock. Still looking for a dpdt raintite switch.

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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    OK - I found a GE 200amp dpdt gen disconnect switch at Home Depot. Free shipping, and they mached Lowes price. I'm looking at the trailer arrangement on the Tiger Power, and thinking that it wouled be a lot handier if I took it off the trailer and build a 3 point stand for it. Any comments?

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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    Quote Originally Posted by Eyecatcher View Post
    Where in Lake County did you see these?
    i'm not sure if it will be the lady lake lowes.. or the villages lowes.. but here's the store number according to white pages.. give them a call and see if there are any in stock..

    gennies and supplies just flew off the shelf the last few days due to issac..

    three five two two five nine six five zero zero

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    Default Re: Bought a Tiger Power Pto Generator today

    Thanks for the info, I found one at Home Depot

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