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Old 11-21-2011, 04:40 PM   #1
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Portable Generator Transfer Switch Question


I want to get a transfer switch installed for a portable generator. My home has 2 electric meters (and corresponding electric panels). One panel has hot water, heat pump, ventilator, and well pump on it. The second panel has everything else. I want the transfer switch to connect to the well pump from panel 1 and six or so circuits (e.g. fridge, lights, microwave, etc.) from panel 2. Is this possible? My electrician, who is very experienced, didn't know off-hand and is still trying to find out. Thanks.

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This is not possible after the meters. You would need two transfer devices, one for each panel.

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