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Old 10-23-2013, 06:26 PM   #16
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I'm using a GE interlock kit made for my GE panel. $45 for interlock. Approx. $50 for inlet. Buy some Romex, a breaker, etc. A lot cheaper and more versatile IMO, but I don't want to start a whole transfer switch vs interlock debate as it had been done before.
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the suggestion ... that i showed does the same thing from a versitility point of view.. and is 100% legal ..in all places ....and does not void the UL listing of the panel ....

oh did u get a permit and have it inspected ???
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Interlock kit is ill listed made by the manufacturer of the panel. It does not void the warranty.
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:42 AM   #19
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1) ...


The short answer:
  • UL Listed means that samples of the product has been tested and found to meet applicable standards.
  • UL Recognized applies to components that meet applicable standards but they may need to be incorporated in specific ways in order to be safely used. For example, a UL Recognized switch may require an enclosure, faceplate, and proper assembly.
  • Assembled from UL Recognized parts doesn't mean much of anything. The components may be UL Recognized but the finished product might be a disaster waiting to happen... or not. For example, a switch may be UL Recognized, and duct tape may be UL Recognized, but wrapping a switch in duct tape... well I'll leave you to decide.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UL_%28s...rganization%29
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OOPS !!!!!


"General
To comply with the National Electrical Code and Underwriters Laboratories, the Generator Interlock kit must be installed in accordance with the information contained in this sheet and by a qualified electrical contractor and/or licensed electrician."

from GE manufactuers instruction sheet ......

http://www.geindustrial.com/publibra...n&target=_self
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Nothing is even started yet. I now some others in my area who have done it this way and it was ok with the local inspector. They were the ones who recommended getting an interlock instead as it was a lot less expensive. Really not sure why people are so fanatic about the transfer switch versus interlock. The end result is the same. That kit would cost close to 4x as much by the time you are done and have the same end result. I can still go the transfer switch route as I haven't spent a a lot of money yet but I haven't seen anything yet that makes it the better option. I could hire a contractor to put the interlock in and probably still save $$.

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