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Old 08-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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Default Advantages and Disadvatanges of Transfer Switches

I have a 17.5 generator that has a 240/50amp and 240/30amp plug.

To take full advantage of the power and not void the UL Rating I was thinking of the best way to safely transfer power.

My thought was to use two sub panels using a Square D Transfer Switch that attached to two breakers. One panel would be 60amp that would take advantage of the 240/50amp plug and the second a 30amp panel to take advantage of the 240/30amp plug.

This seems to be the simplest and most straight forward.

Is there a better option using a switch controller from Reliance, GenTec, etc?

Are there advantages or disadvantages of either set up.

What are the problems I will encounter with the above?


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Old 08-13-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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First question has to be what the heck do you need 80a for?

Second question is does the manual say you can do that because 17.5kw is only good for 73a. Just because the genny has the plugs there doesn't mean you can use them all at once.


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