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usmc124 06-10-2012 07:39 AM

Service Panel-Transfer Switch Distance
Im installing a SQ D (QO) 200a service panel (new construction/ basement) along with a Generac 70a E-Z prewired Transfer Sw (8Kw gen).

Q: The transfer sw comes with 30" of watertight 1.5" conduit (for connection to 70a breaker is service panel). I need the panels closer together; more like 6" apart. I would like to cut this conduit down to 6" then feed the wire back through and mount.

Is there a min distance that the panels need to be apart? I have the required 30-36-6 working space for the service panel and the door for it swings opposite the transfer sw (which has no door). Reason i ask is that i found it peculiar that the conduit was 30" and thought maybe this is for working space requirement (even then it would only need 15"). Anyway- I didnt think that applied to other electrical components and panels; only other stuff.

Speedy Petey 06-10-2012 08:02 AM

You can shorten them as much as you need.

usmc124 06-10-2012 08:32 AM

Thanks for the "boost"

Speedy Petey 06-10-2012 08:53 AM

Yeah, for some reason they seem to think every transfer panel install requires the same distance flex. :huh:

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