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    Hello All, Daren from Alberta here I was wondering if I could possibly get some suggestions on this. I have a 12-year-old 7 KVA Briggs and Stratton stand-by Generator running through a 50 amp Briggs and Stratton Automatic Transfer Switch. Each of my neighbors also have a standby generator and...
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    I'm planning to install a manual transfer switch in my home to allow me to power some of the house off a generator in case of a power failure. This is the switch: Reliance Controls ProTran2 510C Which I'm not allowed to link to yet, because I'm new here. My question here is related to...
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    My house has a 200 amp service panel with two 100 amp breakers which feed two remote sub panels. Cables, 2 hots and neutral, from one of the 100 amp breakers on the service panel, and feeding one of the sub panels, are routed through a 200A dual throw transfer switch (adjacent to the service...
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    I am going to hire an electrician to help wire our house for a generator, but want to first get an understanding of my options. I learned about transfer switches vs interlocks, and interlocks just make the best sense for our needs. I discovered though that our main breaker is in the garage...
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    I was trying to use a Honda EB5000 generator with my Reliance transfer switch on my house for emergency power backup. I was met with the bonded neutral ground fault issue. I found a lot of help in the Electriciantalk website associated with this web site but could not join that site since I am...
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    Hi, I am trying to find out if I can connect a generator to a manual transfer switch without the neutral wire intact. Here's the situation I have a 7kw portalable gen set with a professionally installed manual transfer switch with L14-30 plugs on each side (2Hot, 1 Neutral 1 ground). I...
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    I need to have a APC Universal Transfer Switch installed with 8 user circuits for the generator. I'm getting ready to call the electricians for a price, but I'm going over the circuits and not too happy with what I see. My house has enough circuits to sink a you know what. With three...
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    I am looking to install a Generac XG7000e Generator (7000 running watts). My plan is too install a 60 amp sub panel. My Main panel is 200 Amps. The Sub panel will be 2 feet away. I want to migrate a few breakers over to the the sub panel so all of the emergency breakers are together on one...
  9. Electrical
    It's hurricane season again, so thoughts turn to "being prepared". Just wanted to share the video of my DIY transfer switch implementation. In this case I used a Reliance Controls. Watch the video for the details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=mnLxjQzw5N4
  10. Electrical
    My apologies if this is a repeat. I found some similar but not exact or where I couldn't really follow the answer. While completely able to execute projects when given clear directions, I am no electrician. I have a basic understanding of loads, etc. but if you start getting more complicated...
  11. Electrical
    Hi there, I'm in the process of designing a battery backup system for critical circuits in my house. I'm currently searching for the most appropriate automatic transfer switch and secondary breaker box. Ideally what I would like to find is a combo ATS and breaker box all-in-one, but so...
  12. Electrical
    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...
  13. Electrical
    Hey everyone! I have a Cutler Hammer Meter/Panel Outdoor combo that feeds my interior panel with 200 AMP service. As you can see, it has the main breaker, and then two breakers in use, one for a GFCI outlet directly below the panel, and another for the RainBird Irrigation Controller, also...
  14. Electrical
    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...
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    I just came across DIY Chat - it looks like a great place. I've searched around but cannot seem to identify what the rules are regarding a neutral path between two primary panels so I thought I would post my question. Here is my situation: I have 400 amp service (1 meter) (maybe 320 amp - I...
  16. Electrical
    Hi - I have a Coleman generator - PowerBase Series, Model PM 0542000.01. It is 2250 Watts, 120 Volts, 18.75 Amps, single phase – that I want to hook up to a Reliance 30216A transfer switch. The transfer switch has 6 switches and is rated for 120/240 volts – 240 volts are achieved by using...
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