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Posted by Mike Bittel on February 15, 2004, 3:57 am
I am looking for one of these as a manual transfer switch.  So far I have
only found one at Grainger.  $99 for a Centurion.  Does anyone have
alternate sources?

Thanks In Advance

Posted by Mark or Sue on February 15, 2004, 6:26 am


Cost is $99 and is marked "Suitable for use as Service Equipment" and also says
"intended for use
as transfer equipment per NEC 702". If you want to see what it looks like,
search for the 60A
version as it appears the same but is just smaller.

Kent, WA

Posted by John Haines on February 15, 2004, 10:17 am

 At the bottom of the page click on double throw switchs.

 I have the one on the far left (grade level). Mine came from
Wesco and was $25 out the door.


Posted by Forest Crumpler on February 15, 2004, 3:04 pm
Are you intending to switch AC or DC at 200 Amps?

Posted by Larry W4CSC on February 15, 2004, 7:46 pm
 From what I see on the net, even used on Ebay, $99 IS cheap.

Damned things are priced like Lexus parts!

How big is your genset? I backfeed a 240V 30A dryer outlet with my 5KW
Honda from a 100' 10-4 heavy drop cord, here.  The cable I made has a
4-prong twist-lock 240V connector to fit the Honda on one end and a
male dryer plug to fit the dryer outlet on the other.

Use is simple.  Turn off the main 200A breaker.....Unplug the
dryer.....Plug in the genset.....Pull the starter handle.  A little
load management and the whole house has 5KW of power for as long as it
needs......without spending as much as my genset cost on a piece of
commercial electrical gear...

On Sun, 15 Feb 2004 03:57:33 GMT, "Mike Bittel"

Larry W4CSC

No, no, Scotty!  I said, "Beam me a wrench.", not a WENCH!
Kirk Out.....

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