/ Interlock vs. throwing the main circuit breaker for generator powering a house #11
- Jan 2, 2008
- New Martinsville WV
- 2013 JD 3005 2001 Kubota BX1800
It looks like this...
Mine was installed when I bought the building, but I have never used it. If my power ever does go out for a long period of time I will have to build a cord before using it.
Until reading RickB's comment below I never really thought about how mine worked; but I have heard that this can still allow power to feed back into the utility line.
This is true, as the interlock is mounted to the panel cover, and if the cover is removed, both breakers could be in the 'ON' positions at the same time, allowing back-feed to the power lines.